Five MIAA Teams in the Top 20 of the AFCA Division Two Poll

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The Washburn Ichabod football team moved up two spots to No. 13 in the latest American Football Coaches Association top 25 poll which was released Monday.  The Ichabods will step out of MIAA play to host Fort Valley State on Thursday in Yager Stadium at 6 p.m.

Among other MIAA schools, Northwest Missouri is ranked No. 2 while Missouri Western is ranked fourth, Pittsburg State is ranked seventh and Emporia State is ranked 20th. Northwest Missouri and Pittsburg State will face off this weekend while Missouri Western will travel to face Missouri Southern and Emporia State will travel to face Lindenwood.

Under head coach Craig Schurig the Ichabods have been ranked or have received votes in the AFCA poll 47 times.

2013 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – October 14, 2013

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Week Two Next Game
1. Minnesota St.-Mankato (26) 6-0 791 2 D. Augustana (S.D.), 20-10 Oct. 19 at Southwest Minnesota St.
2. Northwest Missouri St. (4) 6-0 767 3 D. Central Oklahoma, 72-10 Oct. 19 vs. No. 7 Pittsburg St. (Kan.)
3. Colorado St.-Pueblo (1) 6-0 729 5 D. No. 19 Chadron St. (Neb.), 51-42 Oct. 19 vs. Colorado School of Mines
4. Missouri Western St. (1) 6-0 708 6 D. Northeastern St. (Okla.), 54-10 Oct. 19 at Missouri Southern St.
5. Henderson St. (Ark.) 6-0 638 8 D. Southwestern Oklahoma St., 45-17 Oct. 19 vs. Arkansas Tech
6. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 6-0 606 9 D. Millersville (Pa.), 45-7 Oct. 19 at East Stroudsburg (Pa.)
7. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) 6-0 594 10 D. Central Missouri, 31-21 Oct. 19 vs. No. 2 Northwest Missouri St.
8. West Alabama 5-1 547 14 D. No. 1 Valdosta St. (Ga.), 49-30 Oct. 19 at No. 24 Midwestern St. (Texas)
9. Minnesota-Duluth 5-1 489 11 D. Minnesota St.-Moorhead, 69-45 Oct. 19 at Minot St. (N.D.)
10. North Carolina-Pembroke 5-0 461 13 D. North Carolina-Charlotte, 45-22 Oct. 19 at Catawba (N.C.)
11. Shepherd (W.Va.) 6-0 454 12 D. Virginia-Wise, 42-17 Oct. 19 vs. Notre Dame (Ohio)
12. Valdosta St. (Ga.) 4-1 452 1 Lost to No. 14 West Alabama, 49-30 Oct. 19 at West Georgia
13. Washburn (Kan.) 6-0 390 15 D. Lincoln (Mo.), 58-7 Oct. 19 vs. Fort Valley St. (Ga.)
14. Tarleton St. (Texas) 5-0 341 21t D. No. 4 West Texas A&M, 31-27 Oct. 19 at Delta St. (Miss.)
15. West Chester (Pa.) 6-0 319 17 D. East Stroudsburg (Pa.), 34-20 Oct. 19 at Lock Haven (Pa.)
16. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) 5-1 313 16 D. Johnson C. Smith (N.C.), 44-17 Oct. 19 at St. Augustine’s (N.C.)
17. West Texas A&M 5-1 309 4 Lost to No. 21t Tarleton St. (Texas), 31-27 Oct. 19 vs. Angelo St. (Texas)
18. Ohio Dominican 6-0 283 20 D. Ashland (Ohio), 31-19 Oct. 19 vs. Findlay (Ohio)
19. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 5-1 252 18 D. Shorter (Ga.), 45-28 Oct. 19 vs. Tusculum (Tenn.)
20. Emporia St. (Kan.) 6-0 187 23 D. Southwest Baptist (Mo.), 63-17 Oct. 19 at Lindenwood (Mo.)
21. Indianapolis (Ind.) 5-1 179 21t D. McKendree (Ill.), 45-7 Oct. 19 at William Jewell (Mo.)
22. Indiana (Pa.) 5-1 161 7 Lost to Slippery Rock (Pa.), 42-16 Oct. 19 vs. Edinboro (Pa.)
23. Newberry (S.C.) 6-0 138 NR D. Tusculum (Tenn.), 44-9 Oct. 19 at Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)
24. Midwestern St. (Texas) 4-1 121 25 D. McMurry (Texas), 66-20 Oct. 19 vs. No. 8 West Alabama
25. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 5-1 35 NR D. Minnesota-Crookston, 55-6 Oct. 19 at Mary (N.D.)

Dropped Out: Chadron St. (Neb.) (19), Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (24)

Others Receiving Votes: New Haven (Conn.), 26; Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.), 25; Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 22; Chadron St. (Neb.), 17; Ferris St. (Mich.), 16; Slippery Rock (Pa.), 13; Tuskegee (Ala.), 8; Harding (Ark.), 3; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 2; Virginia St., 2; Colorado School of Mines, 1; Stonehill (Mass.), 1.