The North Central Cardinals remained No. 1 in the American Football Coaches Association Division III Top 25, released on Oct. 11.
The Cardinals (5-0) remained undefeated with a 64-13 win over Carthage. The Cardinals ended up with 36 first-place votes, but three other teams received at least one first-place vote — No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor, No. 3 UW-Whitewater and No. 4 Mount Union.
The AFCA rounded out its Top 10 with No. 5 Saint John’s, No. 6 Linfield, No. 7 Delaware Valley No. 8 Hardin-Simmons, No. 9 Wheaton and No. 10 Central (IA).
After the Top 10, the rest of the AFCA Top 25 included No. 11 Johns Hopkins, No. 12 Union (NY), No. 13 Washington & Jefferson, No. 14 UW-La Crosse, No. 15 Ithaca, No. 16 Salisbury, No. 17 Bethel (MN), No. 18 Cortland, No. 19 UW-Oshkosh, No. 20 Wabash, No. 21 Susquehanna, No. 22 Muhlenberg, (tie) No. 23 RPI and No. 23 Trinity (TX) and No. 25 John Carroll.
Whitworth (21) and Albion (24) dropped out of the Top 25.
Also receiving votes were Birmingham-Southern (Ala.), 43; Albion (Mich.), 39; Randolph-Macon (Va.), 36; Baldwin-Wallace (Ohio), 34; Whitworth (Wash.), 24; California Lutheran, 13; Howard Payne (Tex.), 11; Heidelberg (Ohio), 9; Hobart (N.Y.), 9; Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.), 8; Redlands (Calif.), 7; Wartburg (Iowa), 3; Wisconsin-Stout, 3; Dubuque (Iowa), 2; Merchant Marine (N.Y.), 2; Aurora (Ill.), 1; Centre (Ky.), 1; Chapman (Calif.), 1; Lake Forest (Ill.), 1; Trinity (Conn.), 1; Washington & Lee (Va.), 1.
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