Lions hold steady at No. 3 in AFCA Coaches Poll
by JOSH MANCK, Texas A&M-Commerce
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Lions hold steady at No. 3 in AFCA Coaches Poll – LINK

WACO – The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team holds steady at No. 3 in the American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll for the second consecutive week, as announced Monday.

 

The Lions rolled over William Jewell for a 59-6 win last week in a dominant performance. Kicker Kristov Martinez moved up to fifth on the Lions' all-time scoring chart and quarterback Luis Perez moved up to fifth in career touchdown passes. A&M-Commerce forced four turnovers, with linebacker Garrett Blubaugh returning an interception for a touchdown.

 

The Lions are the highest ranked team in the newly configured Super Region Four, which consists of the Lone Star, Rocky Mountain Athletic, and Great Northwest Athletic conferences. The region has four teams in the top 11 of the nation. A&M-Commerce is joined by Sioux Falls at No. 7, Minnesota State at No. 8, and Colorado Mesa at No. 11.

 

The ranking of third remains the Lions' highest-ever ranking in the AFCA poll. A&M-Commerce has been ranked in 29 straight AFCA polls, dating back to the 2015 preseason poll. This is A&M-Commerce's 35th all-time appearance in the AFCA poll since its inception in 2000.

 

The Lions host Eastern New Mexico (2-0, 1-0 LSC) this Saturday, September 16, with kickoff set for 6 p.m. Tickets are available at WeAreLionsTix.com, calling (903) 468-8756, or visiting the Lion Sales & Service Box Office in the Field House.

 

2017 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll – September 11, 2017

Rank

School (1st votes)

Rec.

Pts.

Last

1.

Northwest Missouri St. (34)

2-0

850

1

2.

Ferris St. (Mich.)

1-0

810

2

3.

A&M-COMMERCE

2-0

782

3

4.

Shepherd (W.Va.)

1-0

715

4

5.

California (Pa.)

2-0

703

5

6.

Indiana (Pa.)

2-0

674

6

7.

Sioux Falls (S.D.)

2-0

617

9

8.

Minnesota St.

2-0

561

12

9.

LIU-Post (N.Y.)

2-0

560

10

10.

North Alabama

0-1

532

11

11.

Colorado Mesa

2-0

453

17

12.

Grand Valley St. (Mich.)

1-1

417

14

13.

Midwestern St. (Texas)

1-0

402

16

14.

Emporia St. (Kan.)

1-1

397

15

15.

Indianapolis (Ind.)

2-0

389

18

16.

Albany St. (Ga.)

2-0

369

20

17.

West Georgia

2-0

261

25

18.

Colorado St.-Pueblo

1-1

244

7

19.

Arkansas Tech

2-0

180

NR

20.

Minnesota-Duluth

1-1

171

21

21.

Fort Hays St. (Kan.)

2-0

152

NR

22.

Azusa Pacific (Calif.)

1-1

115

8

23.

Central Washington

2-0

103

NR

24

Delta St. (Miss.)

2-0

92

NR

25.

Slippery Rock (Pa.)

2-0

69

NR



Dropped Out: Central Missouri (13), Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) (19), Tuskegee (Ala.) (22), Henderson St. (Ark.) (23), West Chester (Pa.) (24).

 

Others Receiving Votes: Humboldt St. (Calif.), 65; Bowie St. (Md.), 58; Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 58; Assumption (Mass.), 43; Ashland (Ohio), 37; Central Missouri, 24; Angelo St. (Texas), 18; Eastern New Mexico, 18; West Texas A&M, 18; Catawba (N.C.), 17; Colorado Mines, 11; Virginia-Wise, 8; Winona St. (Minn.), 8; West Chester (Pa.), 7; Hillsdale (Mich.), 6; Valdosta St. (Ga.), 6; Virginia St., 6; Tuskegee (Ala.), 5; Winston-Salem St. (N.C.), 5; Florida Tech, 4; Washburn (Kan.), 3; Bemidji St. (Minn.), 2; Henderson St. (Ark.), 2; Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.), 2; Virginia Union, 1.



 

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