AFCA Division II Coaches Poll: Oct. 10, 2016

WACO, TEX.– The AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 poll was jumbled up for a second straight week after eight teams in last week’s top 25 were beaten, including three of the top 10 again. The top three were unchanged as Northwest Missouri State, Grand Valley State (Mich.) and Shepherd (W.Va.) are joined by Midwestern State (Texas) and Tuskegee (Ala.), to round out the top five. The Mustangs used a last minute drive to beat then-No. 4 Texas A&M-Commerce, 26-25, while Tuskegee dispatched rival Morehouse (Ga.), 28-19. This is the Golden Tigers highest ranking in the AFCA poll, having been as high as No. 7 in 2001 and 2002. 

California (Pa.) and Harding (Ark.) made the biggest jumps in the poll this week, with each moving up eights spots. The No. 7 Vulcans handed then-No. 6 Indiana (Pa.) a 31-28 loss, while the No. 8 Bisons forced six turnovers in a 35-3 victory over then-No. 5 Henderson State (Ark.). New No. 25 Wayne State (Mich.) jumps into the poll for the first time since October 8, 2012. The Warriors are 5-1 on the season after a 37-21 win over Findlay (Ohio). 

There is only one top 25 matchup this coming weekend as No. 13 Indiana (Pa.) plays host to No. 16 Slippery Rock (Pa.). 

2016 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll — Oct. 10, 2016


TEAM
PTS. PREV
1. NW Missouri State (30) (6-0) 750 1
2. Grand Valley State (6-0) 717 2
3. Shepherd (5-0) 686 3
4. Midwestern State (5-0) 665 7
5. Tuskegee (6-0) 613 8
6. Sioux Falls (6-0) 588 9
7. California (PA) (5-0) 542 15
8. Harding (6-0) 514 16
9. Texas A&M-Commerce (4-1) 485 4
10. North Alabama (3-1) 459 11
11. Ashland (5-1) 428 17
12. Emporia State (5-1) 364 18
13. Indiana (PA) (4-1) 358 6
14. LIU-Post (6-0) 339 21
15. Henderson State (5-1) 319 5
16. Slippery Rock (5-1) 304 19
17. Valdosta State (4-1) 253 25t
18. Assumption (5-1) 200 22
19. Azusa Pacific (5-1) 179 10
20. Florida Tech (4-1) 149 23
21. UNC-Pembroke (5-1) 148 24
22. Bemidji State (5-1) 132 25t
23. Colorado Mesa (5-1) 118 13
24. West Georgia (4-2) 90 12
25t. Wayne State (MI) (5-1) 85 NR
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