AFCA Division II Poll: Oct. 3, 2016

WACO, TEX.– The AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 poll looks a little different this week after nine teams in last week’s top 25 were beaten, including three of the top 10. Northwest Missouri State still has the No. 1 spot, followed by Grand Valley State (Mich.), but that is where the similarity ends from last week.

Then-No. 3 West Georgia was beaten by North Alabama, dropping the Wolves to No. 12 and raising the Lions to No. 11. Ashland (Ohio) had the biggest drop, falling from No. 5 to No. 17 after its loss to Tiffin (Ohio), 35-32, while California (Pa.) had the biggest jump, going from No. 24 to No. 15 after its 52-26 win over then-No. 9 Slippery Rock (Pa.). Four new teams enter the poll this week, including Southwest Baptist (Mo.). The Bearcats, who are off to their best start in program history at 5-0, enter the AFCA Top 25 for the first time in school history with a No. 20 ranking. 

There will be another shake-up in the poll next week with six top 25 matchups in store. The biggest game is a top 10 battle as No. 7 Midwestern State (Texas) travels to No. 4 Texas A&M-Commerce with first place in the Lone Star Conference on the line.  

2016 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll — Oct. 3, 2016


TEAM
PTS. PREV
1. NW Missouri State (30) (5-0) 750 1
2. Grand Valley State (5-0) 717 2
3. Shepherd (4-0) 684 3
4. Texas A&M-Commerce (4-0) 655 4
5. Henderson State (5-0) 623 5
6. Indiana (PA) (4-0) 574 6
7. Midwestern State (4-0) 564 8
8. Tuskegee (5-0) 528 9
9. Sioux Falls (5-0) 474 10
10. Azusa Pacific (5-0) 436 11
11. North Alabama (3-1) 421 12
12. West Georgia (4-1) 387 14
13. Colorado Mesa (5-0) 380 7
14. Ferris State (4-1) 352 15
15. California (PA) (4-0) 315 17
16. Harding (5-0) 312 19
17. Ashland (4-1) 305 18
18. Emporia State (4-1) 208 20
19. Slippery Rock (4-1) 185 21
20. Southwest Baptist (5-0) 148 25
21. LIU-Post (5-0) 134 NR
22. Assumption (4-1) 94 13
23. Florida Tech (4-1) 90 NR
24. UNC-Pembroke (4-1) 81 NR
25t. Bemidji State (4-1) 73 16
25t. Valdosta State (3-1) 73 16
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