2016 AFCA Division II Top 25 Poll: Week 9 Final

WACO, TEX.– There will be two top 25 matchups this week in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, but one features a team that is ranked for the first time since October 3, 2011. After losing earlier in the season to No. 11 Indiana (Pa.), Edinboro (Pa.) has reeled off five-straight victories to jump into the poll at No. 24 with an 8-1 record. The Fighting Scots will put their new ranking on the line this Saturday as they travel to No. 6 California (Pa.) in a battle for the top spot in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division.

For most of the top 10, it was business as usual as the top eight teams remained unchanged with Northwest Missouri State still sitting at No. 1 with all 30 first-place votes. The only change was to then-No. 9 Ashland (Ohio), who fell 12 places to No. 21 after its loss to Michigan Tech. LIU-Post (N.Y.) is ranked No. 10 this week, equaling their highest ranking in the Coaches’ Poll since November 19, 2002.

The second top 25 matchup is for the top spot in the Mountain East Conference as No. 3 Shepherd (W.Va.) plays host to No. 17 Fairmont State (W.Va.). Both teams come into the game unbeaten.

2016 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll — Oct. 31, 2016


TEAM
PTS. PREV
1. NW Missouri State (30) (9-0) 750 1
2. Grand Valley State (9-0) 716 2
3. Shepherd (8-0) 688 3
4. Sioux Falls (9-0) 656 4
5. Harding (9-0) 615 5
6. California (PA) (8-0) 602 6
7. North Alabama (6-1) 561 7
8. Texas A&M-Commerce (7-1) 535 8
9. Emporia State (8-1) 493 10
10. LIU-Post (9-0) 463 11
11. Indiana (PA) (7-1) 450 12
12. Midwestern State (7-1) 429 13
13. Azusa Pacific (8-1) 372 15
14. Tuskegee (7-1) 329 17
15. Assumption (8-1) 326 16
16. UNC-Pembroke (8-1) 301 18
17. Fairmont State (9-0) 288 20
18. Minnesota-Duluth (8-1) 236 21
19. Ferris State (7-2) 201 22
20. Newberry (8-1) 180 23
21. Ashland (7-2) 134 9
22. Southwest Baptist (8-1) 110 25t
23. Valdosta State (6-2) 58 14
24. Edinboro (8-1) 56 NR
25. Central Missouri (7-2) 44 NR
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