2015 AFCA Division II Top 25 Poll: Nov. 16 Final

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WACO, TEX.– Northwest Missouri State beat Washburn (Kan.), 49-13, moving its record to 11-0 and finished the regular season at No. 1 in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Bearcats are one of four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Division II playoffs and will have a first-round bye. The rest of the top five remained the same with Ferris State (Mich.) coming in at No. 2 followed by Ashland (Ohio), Colorado State-Pueblo and Shepherd (W.Va.).

Twenty-four of the top 25 teams earned a spot in the playoffs, with No. 21 Colorado Mesa being the only ranked team left out. No. 5 Shepherd, No. 7 West Georia and No. 9 Midwestern State (Texas) received the other three No. 1 seeds and will wait to see who their opponents are on November 28.

Central Missouri and Bowie State (Md.) dropped out of the poll this week, allowing two newcomers to jump in. Augustana (S.D.) comes in at No. 24 with a 9-2 record and is ranked for the first time since September 5, 2011. Coming in with an ever longer poll drought is No. 25 Catawba (N.C.), who was last ranked in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Poll on September 28, 2009. The Indians are also 9-2 on the season.

2015 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll — Nov. 16, 2015


TEAM
PTS. PREV
1. NW Missouri State (30) (11-0) 797 2
2. Ferris State (2) (10-0) 764 3
3. Ashland (10-0) 724 5
4. CSU-Pueblo (10-1) 682 4
5. Shepherd (10-0) 674 6
6. Minnesota State (10-1) 647 7
7. West Georgia (10-1) 606 1
8. Henderson State (10-1) 552 9
9. Midwestern State (10-1) 540 10
10. Slippery Rock (10-1) 530 11
11. Humboldt State (9-1) 470 12
12. Grand Valley State (9-2) 407 13
13. Indianapolis (10-1) 398 18
14. North Alabama (8-2) 374 17
15. Charleston (10-1) 356 19
16. Sioux Falls (9-2) 304 20
17. Valdosta State (8-2) 288 8
18. Emporia State (9-2) 237 23
19. Assumption (10-1) 199 14
20. Texas A&M-Commerce (8-3) 186 24
21. Colorado Mesa (9-2) 169 16
22. Carson-Newman (9-2) 125 25
23. Tuskegee (8-2) 123 NR
24. Augustana (9-2) 78 15
25. Catawba (9-2) 65 NR

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

Dropped Out: Central Missouri (20), Bowie St. (Md.) (22)

Others Receiving Votes:  Indiana (Pa.), 36; Bowie St. (Md.), 22; Virginia Union, 19; Winston-Salem St. (N.C.), 6; Central Missouri, 5; McKendree (Ill.), 4; Newberry (S.C.), 4; North Greenville (S.C.), 4; Fort Hays St. (Kan.), 2; Arkansas Tech, 1; Colorado School of Mines, 1; Southwestern Oklahoma St., 1.

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