Not Much Change in Division II Top 25
There was only one Top 25 upset in the fourth week of action, which did not allow for much movement in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Top 13 teams stayed the same with Minnesota State holding onto the top spot for another week with 30 first-place votes. West Georgia, Northwest Missouri State, Ferris State (Mich.) and Delta State (Miss.) round out the Top 5.
The only Top 25 loss was then-No. 14 Slippery Rock (Pa.) falling to Seton Hill (Pa.), with The Rock falling out of the poll, making room for Emporia State (Kan.). The Hornets come in at No. 23 with a 4-0 record.
There are three Top 25 matchups this week with the first being a key Lone Star Conference game as No. 6 Angelo State (Texas) plays host to No. 20 Midwestern State (Texas). The second matchup is a Top 10 duel as No. 8 North Alabama travels to No. 9 Valdosta State (Ga.). The final matchup has No. 12 Harding (Ark.) traveling to Arkadelphia to face No. 24 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.).
2015 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – September 28, 2015
|Rank||School (1st votes)||Rec.||Pts.||Prev.||Week 4||Next Game|
|1.||Minnesota St. (30)||4-0||798||1||D. Minnesota-Crookston, 63-3||Oct. 3 at Upper Iowa|
|2.||West Georgia (2)||4-0||756||2||D. Clark Atlanta (Ga.), 56-0||Oct. 3 at West Alabama|
|3.||Northwest Missouri St.||4-0||735||3||D. Central Oklahoma, 23-16||Oct. 3 at Northeastern St. (Okla.)|
|4.||Ferris St. (Mich.)||3-0||703||4||D. Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 35-18||Oct. 3 at Findlay (Ohio)|
|5.||Delta St. (Miss.)||4-0||668||5||D. Albany St. (Ga.), 40-0||Oct. 3 vs. Florida Tech|
|6.||Angelo St. (Texas)||4-0||631||6||D. West Texas A&M, 35-17||Oct. 3 vs. No. 20 Midwestern St. (Texas)|
|7.||Sioux Falls (S.D.)||4-0||596||7||D. Northern St. (S.D.), 28-10||Oct. 3 at Wayne St. (Neb.)|
|8.||North Alabama||3-0||561||8||D. Florida Tech, 55-48||Oct. 3 at No. 9 Valdosta St. (Ga.)|
|9.||Valdosta St. (Ga.)||3-0||552||9||D. Cumberland (Tenn.), 56-22||Oct. 3 vs. No. 8 North Alabama|
|10.||Colorado St.-Pueblo||3-1||480||10||D. Western New Mexico, 42-27||Oct. 3 at Adams St. (Colo.)|
|11.||Colorado School of Mines||4-0||469||11||D. Black Hills St. (S.D.), 62-22||Oct. 3 vs. New Mexico Highlands|
|12.||Harding (Ark.)||4-0||448||12||D. Arkansas-Monticello, 47-21||Oct. 3 at No. 24 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)|
|13.||Ashland (Ohio)||4-0||409||13||D. Findlay (Ohio), 40-28||Oct. 3 at Malone (Ohio)|
|14.||Shepherd (W.Va.)||4-0||346||16||D. Notre Dame (Ohio), 43-14||Oct. 10 at Glenville St. (W.Va.)|
|15.||Pittsburg St. (Kan.)||3-1||335||15||D. Fort Hays St. (Kan.), 31-24||Oct. 3 vs. Missouri Western St.|
|16.||Humboldt St. (Calif.)||3-0||301||17||Idle||Oct. 3 at South Dakota School of Mines|
|17.||Tuskegee (Ala.)||4-0||272||18||D. Lane (Tenn.), 41-14||Oct. 3 at North Carolina-Pembroke|
|18t.||Texas A&M-Commerce||3-1||197||20||D. Eastern New Mexico, 42-31||Oct. 3 at Tarleton St. (Texas)|
|18t.||Michigan Tech||4-0||197||21||D. Northern Michigan, 24-23||Oct. 10 vs. Northwood (Mich.)|
|20.||Midwestern St. (Texas)||4-0||189||23||D. Tarleton St. (Texas), 63-46||Oct. 3 at No. 6 Angelo St. (Texas)|
|21.||Concord (W.Va.)||3-1||184||19||D. West Virginia Wesleyan, 59-17||Oct. 1 at Charleston (W.Va.)|
|22.||Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)||3-1||163||22||D. Limestone (S.C.), 46-22||Oct. 3 vs. Carson-Newman (Tenn.)|
|23.||Emporia St. (Kan.)||4-0||93||NR||D. Northeastern St. (Okla.), 55-14||Oct. 3 at Lindenwood (Mo.)|
|24.||Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)||3-1||87||24||D. Northwestern Oklahoma St., 55-13||Oct. 3 vs. No. 12 Harding (Ark.)|
|25.||Minnesota-Duluth||2-2||49||25||D. Upper Iowa, 28-24||Oct. 3 at Minnesota St.-Moorhead|
Dropped Out: Slippery Rock (Pa.) (14)
Others Receiving Votes: Grand Valley St. (Mich.), 29; Arkansas Tech, 28; Azusa Pacific (Calif.), 26; Wingate (N.C.), 23; Slippery Rock (Pa.), 19; Stonehill (Mass.), 11; Washburn (Kan.), 9; West Texas A&M, 7; Colorado Mesa, 6; Fort Hays St. (Kan.), 6; Henderson St. (Ark.), 5; East Central (Okla.), 4; Virginia Union, 4; Newberry (S.C.), 2; Bloomsburg (Pa.), 1; Indianapolis (Ind.), 1.