Sioux Falls Rises to No. 5 in AFCA Division II Top 25 Poll

The top four teams held their position, but Sioux Falls (S.D.) rose to No. 5, marking their highest ranking ever in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Cougars are 5-0 this season after a 59-10 victory over Wayne State (Neb.). Minnesota State still claims the top spot with 30 first-place votes, followed by West Georgia, Northwest Missouri State and Ferris State (Mich.) rounding out the top four.

The rest of the Top 25 changed dramatically as the fifth, sixth and ninth ranked teams in last week’s poll all lost. Then-No. 5 Delta State (Miss.) fell to Florida Tech, 41-37, and dropped to No. 17, while then-No. 6 Angelo State (Texas) lost a close game to then-No. 20 Midwestern State (Texas), 29-20, and tumbled to No. 16. Valdosta State (Ga.) dropped 12 places to No. 21 after its loss to then-No. 8 North Alabama, 34-12. Tuskegee (Ala.) and Concord (W.Va.) dropped out this week, making room for No. 23 Wingate (N.C.) and No. 24 Grand Valley State (Mich.). This is Wingate’s first appearance in the AFCA Division II Poll since September 5, 2011.

2015 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – October 5, 2015

RankSchool (1st votes) Rec. Pts.Prev.Week 5Next Game
1. Minnesota St. (30) 5-0 798 1 D. Upper Iowa, 38-10 Oct. 10 vs. Augustana (S.D.)
2. West Georgia (2) 5-0 757 2 D. West Alabama, 32-14 Oct. 10 vs. No. 21 Valdosta St. (Ga.)
3. Northwest Missouri St. 5-0 735 3 D. Northeastern St. (Okla.), 59-7 Oct. 10 vs. Lindenwood (Mo.)
4. Ferris St. (Mich.) 4-0 678 4 D. Findlay (Ohio), 42-39 Oct. 10 at Tiffin (Ohio)
5. Sioux Falls (S.D.) 5-0 667 7 D. Wayne St. (Neb.), 59-10 Oct. 10 vs. Winona St. (Minn.)
6. North Alabama 4-0 643 8 D. No. 9 Valdosta St. (Ga.), 34-12 Oct. 10 at Western Oregon
7. Colorado St.-Pueblo 4-1 562 10 D. Adams St. (Colo.), 56-0 Oct. 10 vs. Fort Lewis (Colo.)
8. Colorado School of Mines 5-0 558 11 D. New Mexico Highlands, 51-6 Oct. 10 at Western New Mexico
9. Ashland (Ohio) 5-0 524 13 D. Malone (Ohio), 42-17 Oct. 10 at Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)
10. Shepherd (W.Va.) 4-0 444 14 Idle Oct. 10 at Glenville St. (W.Va.)
11. Humboldt St. (Calif.) 4-0 425 16 D. South Dakota School of Mines, 59-10 Oct. 10 vs. Azusa Pacific (Calif.)
12. Midwestern St. (Texas) 5-0 405 20 D. No. 6 Angelo St. (Texas), 29-20 Oct. 10 vs. West Texas A&M
13. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) 4-1 362 15 D. Missouri Western St., 31-27 Oct. 10 at No. 18 Emporia St. (Kan.)
14. Michigan Tech 4-0 358 18t Idle Oct. 10 vs. Northwood (Mich.)
15. Texas A&M-Commerce 4-1 313 18t D. Tarleton St. (Texas), 63-0 Oct. 10 vs. No. 16 Angelo St. (Texas)
16. Angelo St. (Texas) 4-1 306 6 Lost to No. 20 Midwestern St. (Texas), 29-20 Oct. 10 at No. 15 Texas A&M-Commerce
17. Delta St. (Miss.) 4-1 285 5 Lost to Florida Tech, 41-37 Oct. 10 at Shorter (Ga.)
18. Emporia St. (Kan.) 5-0 266 23 D. Lindenwood (Mo.), 20-13 Oct. 10 vs. No. 13 Pittsburg St. (Kan.)
19. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 4-1 246 22 D. Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 52-17 Oct. 10 vs. Faith (Fla.)
20. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 4-1 243 24 D. No. 12 Harding (Ark.), 26-21 Oct. 10 at Arkansas Tech
21. Valdosta St. (Ga.) 3-1 225 9 Lost to No. 8 North Alabama, 34-12 Oct. 10 at No. 2 West Georgia
22. Harding (Ark.) 4-1 120 12 Lost to No. 24 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 26-21 Oct. 10 vs. Henderson St. (Ark.)
23. Wingate (N.C.) 5-0 113 NR D. Limestone (S.C.), 17-12 Oct. 10 at Tusculum (Tenn.)
24. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 4-1 100 NR D. Hillsdale (Mich.), 46-14 Oct. 10 at Wayne St. (Mich.)
25. Minnesota-Duluth 3-2 89 25 D. Minnesota St.-Moorhead, 47-14 Oct. 10 vs. St. Cloud State (Minn.)

Dropped Out: Tuskegee (Ala.) (17), Concord (W.Va.) (21)

Others Receiving Votes: Tuskegee (Ala.), 34; North Carolina-Pembroke, 24; Slippery Rock (Pa.), 23; Fort Hays St. (Kan.), 17; Colorado Mesa, 13; Henderson St. (Ark.), 10; Charleston (W.Va.), 9; Bowie St. (Md.), 8; Concord (W.Va.), 8; East Central (Okla.), 8; Virginia Union, 5; Central Missouri, 4; Florida Tech, 4; Indianapolis (Ind.), 3; West Texas A&M, 3; Washburn (Kan.), 2; Arkansas Tech, 1; Bloomsburg (Pa.), 1; Findlay (Ohio), 1.

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