The West Florida Argos, who defeated McNeese State in their season opener, remained No. 1 in the American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released on Sept. 7.
The Argos, the defending Division II national champions, defeated McNeese, 42-36, to claim a victory over a Division I team. The Argos received 28 of the 30 first-place votes. The other two teams to receive a first-place vote was Ferris State and Lenoir-Rhyne.
AFCA voters had Ferris State at No. 2, followed by Minnesota State, Northwest Missouri State and Valdosta State to round out the Top 5.
After that, Lenoir-Rhyne was No. 6, Texas A&M-Commerce was No. 7, Slippery Rock was No. 8, Colorado Mines was No. 9 and Notre Dame (OH) was No. 10.
After the Top 10, AFCA had Ouachita Baptist at No. 11, Indianapolis at No. 12, Shepherd at No. 13, Grand Valley State at No. 14, Indiana (PA) at No. 15, Tiffin at No. 16, Harding at No. 17, Kutztown at No. 18, CSU-Pueblo at No. 19, Minnesota-Duluth at No. 20, Wingate at No. 21, Angelo State at No. 22, Pittsburg State at No. 23, West Georgia at No. 24 and Bowie State at No. 25.
Central Missouri, Lindenwood, and Carson-Newman dropped out of the Top 25.
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