AFCA Division III Top 25: North Central No. 1 in Final Poll

The North Central Cardinals are the No. 1 team in the final American Football Coaches Association Division III Top 25 of the 2021 season, released on Nov. 15. The Division III playoff field was announced on Sunday. North Central, which is the defending national champion, received 39 first-place votes. The rest of the first-place votesContinue reading “AFCA Division III Top 25: North Central No. 1 in Final Poll”

AFCA Division III Top 25: Top 10 Remains on Lockdown

The entire Top 10 of Division III remained locked in with the unveiling of the American Football Coaches Association Division III Top 25, released on Nov. 8. The only intrigue right now is the No. 1 team, though North Central — the defending national champion — has a clear edge. The undefeated Cardinals have 40 ofContinue reading “AFCA Division III Top 25: Top 10 Remains on Lockdown”

AFCA Division III Top 25: North Central Remains No. 1

The North Central Cardinals remained No. 1 in the American Football Coaches Association Division III Top 25, released on Nov. 1, as they remained undefeated. As the season moves into November, each of the Top 7 teams in the poll are undefeated, with either seven or eight wins. In fact, the Top 12 teams inContinue reading “AFCA Division III Top 25: North Central Remains No. 1”

AFCA Division III Top 25: Saint John’s No. 5 with Backup QB

The Saint John’s Johnnies remained No. 5 in the American Football Coaches Association Division III Top 25, released on Oct. 25, but not without some drama. The Johnnies lost starting quarterback Aaron Syverson in the third quarter to injury, with the Johnnies up 10-7. Senior backup Chris Backes led the Johnnies to 27 unanswered pointsContinue reading “AFCA Division III Top 25: Saint John’s No. 5 with Backup QB”

AFCA Division III Top 25: North Central Lead Steady Top 10

The North Central Cardinals remained No. 1 in the American Football Coaches Association Division III Top 25, released on Oct. 18. The Cardinals (6-0) remained undefeated with a 77-7 win over Elmhurst. The Cardinals ended up with 40 first-place votes, but three other teams received at least one first-place vote — No. 2 Mary Hardin-BaylorContinue reading “AFCA Division III Top 25: North Central Lead Steady Top 10”

AFCA Division III Top 25: North Central Stays No. 1

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,Continue reading “AFCA Division III Top 25: North Central Stays No. 1”

AFCA Division III Top 25: North Central Flips to No. 1

After thoroughly dominating Carroll (WI) last weekend, the North Central Cardinals leap-frogged Mary Hardin-Baylor to No. 1 in the American Football Coaches Association Division III Top 25, released on Oct. 4. The Cardinals (4-0), like the Crusaders (5-0), are undefeated. The first-place votes between the two teams were nearly equally split, with North Central gettingContinue reading “AFCA Division III Top 25: North Central Flips to No. 1”