Lions hold at No. 2 in AFCA Coaches' Poll, setting up marquee matchup at No. 10 Midwestern State
by JOSH MANCK, Texas A&M-Commerce
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Lions hold at No. 2 in AFCA Coaches' Poll, setting up marquee matchup at No. 10 Midwestern State – LINK

WACO – The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team is ranked No. 2 in the American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll for the second consecutive week, as announced Monday.

 

This matches the highest AFCA ranking for A&M-Commerce in the team's history since the poll's inception in 2000.

 

The ranking will set up a marquee matchup of top 10 teams in the Lone Star Conference this weekend, as the Lions visit No. 10 Midwestern State for a 7 p.m. kickoff this Saturday in Wichita Falls.

 

A&M-Commerce enters the game with a 4-0 overall record after a bye week. Midwestern State is 3-0 after defeating Western New Mexico. Both teams are an undefeated 2-0 in the Lone Star Conference.

 

The Lions are the highest ranked team in the newly configured Super Region Four, which consists of the Lone Star, Rocky Mountain Athletic, Northern Sun Intercollegiate, and Great Northwest Athletic conferences. The region has four teams in the top 10 of the nation. A&M-Commerce is joined by Minnesota State at No. 5, Sioux Falls at No. 6, and Midwestern State at No. 10.

 

A&M-Commerce has been ranked in 32 consecutive AFCA polls, dating back to the 2015 preseason poll. This is A&M-Commerce's 38th all-time appearance in the AFCA poll since its inception in 2000.

2017 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll – October 2, 2017

 Rank

School (1st votes)

Rec.

Pts.

Prev.

1.

Northwest Missouri St. (34)

5-0

850

1

2.

A&M-COMMERCE

4-0

783

2

3.

Shepherd (W.Va.)

4-0

770

3

4.

Indiana (Pa.)

5-0

740

4

5.

Minnesota St.

5-0

711

6

6.

Sioux Falls (S.D.)

5-0

679

7

7.

Indianapolis (Ind.)

5-0

616

10

8.

Grand Valley St. (Mich.)

4-1

569

9

9.

Delta St. (Miss.)

5-0

541

13

10.

Midwestern St. (Texas)

3-0

540

12

11.

Fort Hays St. (Kan.)

5-0

487

14

12.

Slippery Rock (Pa.)

5-0

421

18

13.

Central Washington

5-0

416

16

14.

Colorado St.-Pueblo

4-1

391

17

15.

Ferris St. (Mich.)

3-1

356

15

16.

California (Pa.)

4-1

312

5

17.

Humboldt St. (Calif.)

4-0

303

19

18.

Ashland (Ohio)

4-1

257

20

19.

Bowie St. (Md.)

5-0

241

21

20.

Assumption (Mass.)

5-0

237

22

21.

Colorado Mesa

4-1

211

8

22.

Winona St. (Minn.)

5-0

163

25

23.

Southeastern Oklahoma St.

5-0

105

NR

24.

Arkansas Tech

4-1

95

11

25.

West Georgia

4-1

54

NR



Dropped Out: Catawba (N.C.) (23), LIU-Post (N.Y.) (24)

Others Receiving Votes: Shippensburg (Pa.), 42; West Alabama, 35; Wingate (N.C.), 34; Washburn (Kan.), 18; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 17; Catawba (N.C.), 13; Central Missouri, 12; Virginia St., 11; Eastern New Mexico, 7; Azusa Pacific (Calif.), 4; West Chester (Pa.), 4; Notre Dame (Ohio), 3; LIU-Post (N.Y.), 1; McKendree (Ill.), 1.



 

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