No. 2 Minnesota State handed Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.) a 46-13 loss, moving their record to 3-0 on the season and gathered three more first-place votes this week to move closer to the top spot in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Mavericks prepare to face Winona State (Minn.), who just fell out of the Top 25 this week after its loss to Upper Iowa, this coming Saturday.
The Top 5 is still the same this week with Texas A&M-Commerce at No. 1 with 22 first-place votes. Following Minnesota State are Indiana (Pa.), Northwest Missouri State and Grand Valley State (Mich.).
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There is only one Top 25 matchup this week as No. 22 Colorado State-Pueblo tries to rebound from their loss last Saturday to newly ranked No. 17 Colorado School of Mines as the ThunderWolves travel to Commerce, Texas, and take on No. 1 Texas A&M-Commerce.
2018 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – September 17, 2018
|Rank||School (1st votes)||Rec.||Pts.||Prev.||Week 3||Next Game|
|1.||Texas A&M-Commerce (22)||3-0||804||1||D. Eastern New Mexico, 21-11||Sept. 22 vs. No. 22 Colorado St.-Pueblo|
|2.||Minnesota St. (6)||3-0||789||2||D. Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.), 46-13||Sept. 22 at Winona St. (Minn.)|
|3.||Indiana (Pa.) (4)||3-0||745||3||D. Lock Haven (Pa.), 59-17||Sept. 22 vs. Mercyhurst (Pa.)|
|4.||Northwest Missouri St.||3-0||702||4||D. Missouri Southern St., 63-0||Sept. 22 at Central Oklahoma|
|5.||Grand Valley St. (Mich.)||3-0||695||5||D. Northern Michigan, 47-14||Sept. 22 vs. Michigan Tech|
|6.||Ferris St. (Mich.) (1)||3-0||674||6||D. Northwood (Mich.), 53-10||Sept. 22 at Northern Michigan|
|7.||Midwestern St. (Texas)||3-0||645||7||D. UT-Permian Basin (Texas), 43-21||Sept. 22 vs. Angelo St. (Texas)|
|8.||West Georgia||3-0||560||10||D. Albany St. (Ga.), 45-21||Sept. 22 vs. Florida Tech|
|9.||Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)||3-0||499||14||D. Southeastern Oklahoma St., 32-16||Sept. 22 vs. East Central (Okla.)|
|10.||West Florida||2-1||436||13||D. Shorter (Ga.), 51-7||Sept. 22 at Mississippi College|
|11.||Minnesota-Duluth||3-0||431||16||D. St. Cloud State (Minn.), 41-17||Sept. 22 vs. Bemidji St. (Minn.)|
|12.||Central Washington||2-1||361||15||D. Humboldt St. (Calif.), 49-0||Sept. 22 at Simon Fraser (B.C.)|
|13.||West Chester (Pa.)||3-0||360||18||D. Seton Hill (Pa.), 59-14||Sept. 22 vs. Millersville (Pa.)|
|14.||Colorado Mesa||3-0||352||19||D. Western St. Colorado, 24-20||Sept. 22 vs. Chadron St. (Neb.)|
|15.||Pittsburg St. (Kan.)||3-0||300||23||D. Northeastern St. (Okla.), 45-7||Sept. 22 vs. Nebraska-Kearney|
|16.||Valdosta St. (Ga.)||3-0||295||NR||D. No. 8 West Alabama, 58-24||Sept. 22 vs. Shorter (Ga.)|
|17.||Colorado School of Mines||3-0||247||NR||D. No. 9 Colorado St.-Pueblo, 35-21||Sept. 22 at New Mexico Highlands|
|18.||Fort Hays St. (Kan.)||2-1||245||17||D. Washburn (Kan.), 30-24||Sept. 22 at Missouri Southern St.|
|19t.||Harding (Ark.)||2-1||197||21||D. Southern Nazarene (Okla.), 42-0||Sept. 22 vs. Oklahoma Baptist|
|19t.||Central Missouri||2-1||197||20||D. Missouri Western St., 51-14||Sept. 22 at Washburn (Kan.)|
|21.||Southern Arkansas||3-0||180||25||D. Southwestern Oklahoma St., 36-12||Sept. 22 vs. Northwestern Oklahoma St.|
|22.||Colorado St.-Pueblo||2-1||154||9||Lost to Colorado School of Mines, 35-21||Sept. 22 at No. 1 Texas A&M-Commerce|
|23.||West Alabama||2-1||142||8||Lost to Valdosta St. (Ga.), 58-24||Sept. 22 at Limestone (S.C.)|
|24.||Azusa Pacific (Calif.)||3-0||132||NR||D. Western Oregon, 28-17||Sept. 22 at North Alabama|
|25.||Indianapolis (Ind.)||1-1||106||22||Idle||Sept. 22 vs. William Jewell (Mo.)|
Dropped Out: Winona St. (Minn.) (11), Ohio Dominican (12), Sioux Falls (S.D.) (24)
Others Receiving Votes: Winona St. (Minn.), 104; Sioux Falls (S.D.), 86; Florida Tech, 71; Notre Dame (Ohio), 47; Ohio Dominican, 40; Tarleton St. (Texas), 37; Fairmont St. (W.Va.), 25; Kutztown (Pa.), 20; Edinboro (Pa.), 16; Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 11; Ashland (Ohio), 10; Findlay (Ohio), 6; Hillsdale (Mich.), 3; Bowie St. (Md.), 1.