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October 14, 2013

UWA jumps to No. 8 in AFCA Poll

MERIDIAN — n the heels of its 49-30 victory over then No. 1 Valdosta State, West Alabama climbed six places to No. 8 in the American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll.

     Minnesota State-Mankato (6-0) moved into the top spot in the rankings after defeating a 2-4 Augustana football team, 20-10. Valdosta State dropped to 12th.

     West Alabama's eight-spot jump was the largest leap in this week's poll, while Indiana (Pa.) fell 15 spots to 22nd following a 42-16 loss to Slippery Rock to record the largest drop.

     The Tigers travel to 24th-ranked Midwestern State (4-1) in Wichita Falls, Texas. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. CDT.

AFCA Poll

October 14, 2013

            Rec.     Pts.    Prev.

1    Minn. St.-Mankato (26)    6-0    791    2

2    Northwest Mo. St. (4)    6-0    767    3

3    Colorado St.-Pueblo (1)    6-0    729    5

4    Missouri Western St. (1)    6-0    708    6

5    Henderson St. (Ark.)    6-0    638    8

6    Bloomsburg (Pa.)    6-0    606    9

7    Pittsburg St. (Kan.)    6-0    594    10

8    West Alabama    5-1    547    14

9    Minnesota-Duluth    5-1    489    11

10    N.C.-Pembroke    5-0    461    13

11    Shepherd (W.Va.)    6-0    454    12

12    Valdosta St. (Ga.)    4-1    452    1

13    Washburn (Kan.)    6-0    390    15

14    Tarleton St. (Texas)    5-0    341    21t

15    West Chester (Pa.)    6-0    319    17

16    Winston-Salem St. (N.C.)    5-1    313    16

17    West Texas A&M    5-1    309    4

18    Ohio Dominican    6-0    283    20

19    Carson-Newman (Tenn.)    5-1    252    18

20    Emporia St. (Kan.)    6-0    187    23

21    Indianapolis (Ind.)    5-1    179    21t

22    Indiana (Pa.)    5-1    161    7

23    Newberry (S.C.)    6-0    138    NR

24    Midwestern St. (Texas)    4-1    121    25

25    St. Cloud State (Minn.)    5-1    35    NR

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