Midwestern State Week 2 AFCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll - WP

Midwestern State Upsets West Florida & Brings Big Changes to The AFCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll

Midwestern State (Texas) out-scored West Florida, 35-3, in the second half to run away from the second-ranked Argonauts 38-17. The win jumped the Mustangs up three places to No. 7 in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll and dropped West Florida down to No. 13.

Texas A&M-Commerce still holds the top spot with 26 first-place votes. Minnesota State moves up to No. 2 with three first-place votes. The Mavericks are followed by Indiana (Pa.), Northwest Missouri State and Grand Valley State (Mich.), who round out the Top 5.

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Ashland (Ohio) and Findlay (Ohio) dropped out of the poll, which made room for No. 23 Pittsburg State (Kan.) and No. 25 Southern Arkansas. This is the Gorillas first appearance in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 since October 12, 2015. The Muleriders were last ranked at No. 22 in the 2017 preseason poll, but dropped out after the first week and never returned.

2018 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – September 10, 2018
RankSchool (1st votes)RecordPts.Prev.Week 2Next Game
1Texas A&M-Commerce (26)2-08121D. William Jewell (Mo.), 27-17Sept. 15 at Eastern New Mexico
2Minnesota St. (3)2-07803D. Augustana (S.D.), 38-36Sept. 15 vs. Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.)
3Indiana (Pa.) (2)2-07224D. Millersville (Pa.), 41-7Sept. 15 at Lock Haven (Pa.)
4Northwest Missouri St. (1)2-07196D. Washburn (Kan.), 38-17Sept. 15 vs. Missouri Southern St.
5Grand Valley St. (Mich.)2-06848D. Delta St. (Miss.), 21-10Sept. 15 at Northern Michigan
6Ferris St. (Mich.)2-06589D. No. 19t Findlay (Ohio), 59-13Sept. 15 at Northwood (Mich.)
7Midwestern St. (Texas) (1)2-065610D. No. 2 West Florida, 38-17Sept. 15 at UT-Permian Basin (Texas)
8.West Alabama2-055811D. Miles (Ala.), 37-21Sept. 15 vs. Valdosta St. (Ga.)
9Colorado St.-Pueblo2-053112D. Chadron St. (Neb.), 34-13Sept. 15 at Colorado School of Mines
10West Georgia2-048513D. Limestone (S.C.), 42-14Sept. 15 at Albany St. (Ga.)
11Winona St. (Minn.)2-047015D. No. 14 Sioux Falls (S.D.), 16-15Sept. 15 at Upper Iowa
12Ohio Dominican2-039117D. No. 18 Ashland (Ohio), 24-17Sept. 15 vs. Hillsdale (Mich.)
13West Florida1-13842Lost to No. 10 Midwestern St. (Tex.), 38-17Sept. 15 vs. Shorter (Ga.)
14Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)2-032619tD. Southwestern Oklahoma St., 41-8Sept. 15 at Southeastern Oklahoma St.
15Central Washington1-130416D. Western Oregon, 50-17Sept. 15 vs. Humboldt St. (Calif.)
16Minnesota-Duluth2-025924D. Minnesota St.-Moorhead, 60-7Sept. 13 at St. Cloud State (Minn.)
17Fort Hays St. (Kan.)1-12455Lost to Missouri Western St., 23-13Sept. 15 vs. Washburn (Kan.)
18West Chester (Pa.)2-020623D. Gannon (Pa.), 31-7Sept. 15 at Seton Hill (Pa.)
19Colorado Mesa2-020125D. Eastern New Mexico, 34-21Sept. 15 at Western St. Colorado
20Central Missouri1-119921D. Northeastern St. (Okla.), 62-10Sept. 15 vs. Missouri Western St.
21Harding (Ark.)1-11827Lost to Southern Arkansas, 28-23Sept. 15 at Southern Nazarene (Okla.)
22Indianapolis (Ind.)1-116922D. Wayne St. (Mich.), 28-6Sept. 22 vs. William Jewell (Mo.)
23Pittsburg St. (Kan.)2-0126NRD. Emporia St. (Kan.), 34-13Sept. 15 at Northeastern St. (Okla.)
24Sioux Falls (S.D.)1-111214Lost to No. 15 Winona St. (Minn.), 16-15Sept. 15 vs. Southwest Minnesota St.
25Southern Arkansas2-092NRD. No. 7 Harding (Ark.), 28-23Sept. 15 at Southwestern Oklahoma St.

Dropped Out: Ashland (Ohio) (18), Findlay (Ohio) (19t)

Others Receiving Votes: Colorado School of Mines, 67; Azusa Pacific (Calif.), 64; Valdosta St. (Ga.), 63; Notre Dame (Ohio), 54; Findlay (Ohio), 35; Tarleton St. (Texas), 31; Florida Tech, 24; Kutztown (Pa.), 20; Wingate (N.C.), 19; Ashland (Ohio), 16; Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 16; Shippensburg (Pa.), 13; Shepherd (W.Va.), 12; Fairmont St. (W.Va.), 11; Edinboro (Pa.), 3; Emporia St. (Kan.), 3; Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2; Missouri Western St., 1.

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