AFCA Division II Top 25: Ferris State Moves to No. 1

Marvin Campbell, Ferris State Bulldogs

With seven different teams in the Top 10 losing on Saturday, Ferris State moved up to No. 1 in the  American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released on Oct. 18.

One of those Top 10 teams to lose was Grand Valley State, which lost to Ferris State, 35-28, in their annual Anchor-Bone Classic.

But the biggest shake-up was the first loss of the season by defending national champion West Florida, which fell to West Georgia, 30-26. The Argos were the preseason No. 1 and held onto that spot until the loss, which dropped them to No. 6.

After Ferris State, the rest of the Top 10 included No. 2 Valdosta State, No. 3 Colorado Mines, No. 4 West Georgia, No. 5 California (PA), No. 6 West Florida, No. 7 Ouachita Baptist, No. 8 Grand Valley State, No 9 Notre Dame (OH) and No. 10 Northwest Missouri State, which also lost last week to Washburn.

After the Top 10, AFCA had No. 11 Shepherd, No. 12 Harding, No. 13 Bentley, No. 14 Bowie State, No. 15 West Alabama, No. 16 Minnesota-Duluth, No. 17 Slippery Rock, No. 18 Wingate, No. 19 Midwestern State, No. 20 Henderson State, No. 21 Nebraska-Kearney, No. 22 Augustana (SD), No. 23 Indiana (PA), No. 24 Western Colorado and No. 25 Kutztown.

Wayne State (NE) fell out of the Top 25.

Others Receiving Votes included Washburn (Kan.), 31; Frostburg St. (Md.), 25; Charleston (W.Va.), 22; Southeastern Oklahoma, 20; Minnesota St., 15; Albany St. (Ga.), 11; Pittsburg St. (Kan.), 10; New Haven (Conn.), 8; Savannah St. (Ga.), 7; Wayne St. (Neb.), 5; Colorado Mesa, 3; Angelo St. (Texas), 1; Stonehill (Mass.), 1.

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