2015 AFCA Division III Top 25 Poll: Week 1 Final

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WACO, TEX.– Wisconsin-Whitewater and the Warhawks’ new coach have not missed a beat, starting off the new season with two strong performances after winning last season’s National Championship. The Warhawks defeated Finlandia (Mich.) on Saturday night, 66-3, with the help of eight rushing touchdowns, and are traveling to face-off against NAIA powerhouse Morningside (Iowa) in a Thursday night matchup. Mount Union (Ohio) came in second with five first place votes and Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) came in behind the Purple Raiders at third with one first place vote. Linfield (Ore.) and Wesley (Del.) round out the Top 5 with Wesley traveling to No. 22 North Central (Ill.) on Saturday. There are two other ranked match-ups this coming weekend, as No. 9 St. John’s (Minn.) will host No. 15 St. Thomas (Minn.) and No. 16 Wittenberg (Ohio) will host No. 11 Wabash (Ind.) on Saturday.

2015 American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches’ Poll — Sept. 21, 2015


TEAM
PTS. PREV
1. UW-Whitewater (36) (2-0) 1041
2. Mount Union (5) (2-0) 1006
3. Mary Hardin-Baylor (1) (3-0) 943
4. Linfield (2-0) 893
5. Wesley (2-0) 868
6. Wheaton (3-0) 811
7. Wartburg (3-0) 796
8. Johns Hopkins (3-0) 684
9. St. John’s (MN) (3-0) 661
10. John Carroll (2-0) 587
11. Wabash (2-0) 572
12. Washington & Jefferson (3-0) 515
13. UW-Platteville (3-0) 506
14. Thomas More (3-0) 494
15. St. Thomas (MN) (2-0) 476
16. Wittenberg (2-0) 393
17. Hardin-Simmons (3-0) 371
18. Rowan (2-0) 339
19. Ithaca (2-0) 315
20. Centre (3-0) 205
21. UW-Oshkosh (2-1) 204
22. North Central (1-1) 201
23. Illinois Wesleyan (3-0) 162
24. Guilford (3-0) 124
25. Bethel (MN) (2-1) 96

() – Denotes first-place votes; () – Denotes current record

Others Receiving Votes: Cortland St. (N.Y.), 69; Hobart (N.Y.), 68; Texas Lutheran, 57; Albright (Pa.), 26; Central (Iowa), 22; Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.), 18; Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.), 17; Brockport St. (N.Y.), 13; Muhlenberg (Pa.), 11; Albion (Mich.), 10; Maryville (Tenn.), 9; Birmingham-Southern (Ala.), 8; Rose-Hulman (Ind.), 7; Adrian (Mich.), 6; Franklin & Marshall (Pa.), 5; Stevenson (Md.), 5; Trinity (Texas), 5; Alfred (N.Y.), 4; Olivet (Mich.), 4; Amherst (Mass.), 3; Delaware Valley (Pa.), 3; Heidelberg (Ohio), 3; Western New England (Mass.), 3; California Lutheran, 2; Trinity (Conn.), 2; Whitworth (Wash.), 2; Chicago (Ill.), 1; Denison (Ohio), 1; Elmhurst (Ill.), 1; Kean (N.J.), 1; Westminster (Pa.), 1.

 

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