Six Teams Lose in Top 25 Causing Shakeup in Division II Poll
Six Top 25 teams lost this past weekend, causing a shakeup in the poll from No. 7 on down. Bloomburg (Pa.) moves up to No. 12 after a win over then-ranked No. 8 West Chester (Pa.). Emporia State (Kan.) drops six spots to No. 16 after a loss to No. 2 Northwest Missouri State. Missouri Western State moves up to No. 19 after a win over then-No. 15 Washburn (Kan.) and Midwestern State (Texas) drops 12 spots after a loss to Eastern New Mexico.
There are five Top 25 match-ups this weekend. No. 2 Northwest Missouri St. will take on No. 19 Missouri Western State No. 9 Winston-Salem State (N.C.) and No. 22 Virginia State will compete for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association championshipm, while No. 12 Bloomsburg (Pa.) and No. 18 Slippery Rock (Pa.) will compete for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship. No. 16 Emporia State versus No. 23 Washburn and No. 24 Midwestern State (Texas) versus No. 25 West Texas A&M round out the last two Top 25 games.
Minnesota State-Mankato still holds the top spot with 21 first-place votes, but lost one first-place vote to No. 2 Northwest Missouri State, who has 10 this week. Colorado State-Pueblo, Henderson State (Ark.) and Minnesota-Duluth round out the top five.
2013 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – November 11, 2013
|Rank||School (1st votes)||Rec.||Pts.||Prev.||Week Nine||Next Game|
|1.||Minnesota St.-Mankato (21)||10-0||787||1||D. Sioux Falls (S.D.), 52-17||Nov. 16 at Upper Iowa|
|2.||Northwest Missouri St. (10)||10-0||777||2||D. No. 10 Emporia St. (Kan.), 48-21||Nov. 16 at No. 19 Missouri Western St.|
|3.||Colorado St.-Pueblo (1)||10-0||734||3||D. New Mexico Highlands, 47-21||Nov. 16 vs. Western St. (Colo.)|
|4.||Henderson St. (Ark.)||10-0||696||4||D. Southern Arkansas, 66-24||Nov. 16 at Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)|
|5.||Minnesota-Duluth||9-1||653||5||D. Mary (N.D.), 32-14||Nov. 16 at Northern St. (S.D.)|
|6.||Pittsburg St. (Kan.)||9-1||621||6||D. Lindenwood (Mo.), 41-6||Nov. 16 vs. Missouri Southern St.|
|7.||Shepherd (W.Va.)||9-0||619||7||D. West Virginia St., 47-0||Nov. 16 at Concord (W.Va.)|
|8.||Ohio Dominican||9-0||587||9||D. Lake Erie (Ohio), 62-21||Nov. 16 at Malone (Ohio)|
|9.||Winston-Salem St. (N.C.)||9-1||540||11||D. Fayetteville St. (N.C.), 28-14||Nov. 16 vs. No. 22 Virginia St.|
|10.||North Carolina-Pembroke||8-1||466||14||D. Valdosta St. (Ga.), 34-29||Nov. 16 vs. Virginia-Lynchburg|
|11.||Indianapolis (Ind.)||9-1||454||13||D. Quincy (Ill.), 33-7||Nov. 16 vs. Truman St. (Mo.)|
|12.||Bloomsburg (Pa.)||9-1||401||16||D. No. 8 West Chester (Pa.), 31-28||Nov. 16 vs. No. 18 Slippery Rock (Pa.)|
|13.||St. Cloud State (Minn.)||9-1||372||17||D. Minot St. (N.D.), 38-14||Nov. 16 vs. Minnesota St.-Moorhead|
|14.||Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)||9-1||367||18||D. Alderson Broaddus (W.Va.), 62-24||Nov. 16 at Catawba (N.C.)|
|15.||Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)||9-1||335||19||D. Northern Michigan, 52-17||Nov. 16 at Grand Valley St. (Mich.)|
|16.||Emporia St. (Kan.)||8-1||319||10||Lost to No. 2 Northwest Missouri St., 48-21||Nov. 16 vs. No. 23 Washburn (Kan.)|
|17.||West Chester (Pa.)||9-1||304||8||Lost to No. 16 Bloomsburg (Pa.), 31-28||Nov. 16 vs. Clarion (Pa.)|
|18.||Slippery Rock (Pa.)||9-1||286||20||D. Seton Hill (Pa.), 55-21||Nov. 16 at No. 12 Bloomsburg (Pa.)|
|19.||Missouri Western St.||8-2||221||22||D. No. 15 Washburn (Kan.), 34-31||Nov. 16 vs. No. 2 Northwest Missouri St.|
|20.||North Alabama||7-2||170||24||D. Florida Tech, 55-28||Nov. 16 at Tarleton St. (Texas)|
|21.||Carson-Newman (Tenn.)||8-2||159||25t||D. No. 21 Newberry (S.C.), 52-31||Nov. 16 at Wingate (N.C.)|
|22.||Virginia St.||9-1||98||25t||D. Virginia Union, 46-3||Nov. 16 vs. No. 9 Winston-Salem St. (N.C.)|
|23.||Washburn (Kan.)||8-2||96||15||Lost to No. 22 Missouri Western St., 34-31||Nov. 16 at No. 16 Emporia St. (Kan.)|
|24.||Midwestern St. (Texas)||7-2||94||12||Lost to Eastern New Mexico, 40-21||Nov. 16 vs. No. 25 West Texas A&M|
|25.||West Texas A&M||8-2||58||NR||D. West Georgia, 63-23||Nov. 16 vs. No. 24 Midwestern St. (Texas)|
Dropped Out: Newberry (S.C.) (21), Tuskegee (Ala.) (23)
Others Receiving Votes: Delta St. (Miss.), 44; Indiana (Pa.), 32; Chadron St. (Neb.), 25; Azusa Pacific (Calif.), 17; Newberry (S.C.), 15; West Alabama, 13; American International (Mass.), 12; Tarleton St. (Texas), 9; Tuskegee (Ala.), 5; Harding (Ark.), 4; Stonehill (Mass.), 4; Colorado Mines, 2; Grand Valley St. (Mich.), 2; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 2.