Lenoir-Rhyne Moves to No. 6, Wingate to No. 17 in AFCA Division II Coaches Poll

Lenoir-Rhyne Moves to No. 6, Wingate to No. 17 in AFCA Division II Coaches Poll

After ten weeks of the NCAA Division II football season, the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears and Wingate Bulldogs remain ranked in the latest AFCA Division II Coaches Poll. 

The Bears moved up to No. 6 after a 45-31 win over UNC Pembroke, while the Bulldogs moved up to No. 17 after a 35-28 win over Newberry .

Carson-Newman received votes in the poll but fell just shy of the top-25. 

2019 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll – November 11, 2019

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Week 5 Next Game
1 Valdosta St. (Ga.) (28) 9-0 772 1 D. No. 20 West Florida, 26-21 Nov. 16 at West Georgia
2 Ferris St. (Mich.) (1) 10-0 742 2 D. No. 14 Grand Valley St. (Mich.), 21-16 Regular Season Complete
3 Tarleton St. (Texas) (2) 10-0 710 3 D. William Jewell (Mo.), 58-3 Nov. 16 at Western New Mexico
4 Minnesota St. 10-0 685 4 D. Sioux Falls (S.D.), 42-39 Nov. 16 at Upper Iowa
5 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 10-0 626 5 D. Arkansas-Monticello, 35-7 Nov. 16 vs. No. 20 Henderson St. (Ark.)
6 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 10-0 614 7 D. North Carolina-Pembroke, 45-31 Nov. 16 at Catawba (N.C.)
7 Colorado School of Mines 10-0 590 8 D. Dixie St. (Utah), 35-27 Nov. 16 at Chadron St. (Neb.)
8 Slippery Rock (Pa.) 10-0 552 9 D. Gannon (Pa.), 56-7 Nov. 16 at No. 12 Kutztown (Pa.)
9 Central Missouri 10-0 522 10 D. Lincoln (Mo.), 73-6 Nov. 16 at No. 13 Northwest Missouri St.
10 Colorado St.-Pueblo 9-1 434 11 D. Black Hills St. (S.D.), 58-0 Nov. 16 vs. Western Colorado
11 Bowie St. (Md.) 10-0 426 13 D. Elizabeth City St. (N.C.), 60-21 Nov. 16 vs. Fayetteville St. (N.C.)
12 Northwest Missouri St. 9-1 419 12 D. Fort Hays St. (Kan.), 36-33 2OT Nov. 16 vs. No. 9 Central Missouri
13 Kutztown (Pa.) 10-0 418 15 D. Millersville (Pa.), 37-17 Nov. 16 vs. No. 8 Slippery Rock (Pa.)
14 Harding (Ark.) 9-1 371 16 D. Southeastern Oklahoma St., 35-14 Nov. 16 at Arkansas Tech
15 Notre Dame (Ohio) 9-1 318 6 Lost to Glenville St. (W.Va.), 23-20 OT Nov. 16 at West Virginia St.
16 Indianapolis (Ind.) 8-1 315 17 D. No. 23 Truman St. (Mo.), 44-28 Nov. 16 vs. Lake Erie (Ohio)
17 Wingate (N.C.) 9-1 289 18 D. Newberry (S.C.), 35-28 Nov. 16 at Mars Hill (N.C.)
18 Indiana (Pa.) 9-1 272 19 D. Edinboro (Pa.), 35-6 Nov. 16 at Shippensburg (Pa.)
19 Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 8-2 219 14 Lost to No. 2 Ferris St. (Mich.), 21-16 Nov. 16 vs. Wayne St. (Mich.)
20 Henderson St. (Ark.) 9-1 216 22 D. Southern Arkansas, 38-31 Nov. 16 at No. 5 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
21 Tiffin (Ohio) 8-1 147 25 D. Hillsdale (Mich.), 35-24 Nov. 16 at Findlay (Ohio)
22 West Florida 7-2 130 20 Lost to No. 1 Valdosta St. (Ga.), 26-21 Nov. 16 vs. West Alabama
23 Texas A&M-Commerce 7-2 119 24 D. Texas-Permian Basin, 44-13 Nov. 16 at Angelo St. (Texas)
24 West Chester (Pa.) 8-2 43 NR D. Lock Haven (Pa.), 56-14 Nov. 16 vs. California (Pa.)
25 Truman St. (Mo.) 8-2 33 23 Lost to No. 17 Indianapolis (Ind.), 44-28 Nov. 16 at Urbana (Ohio)

Dropped Out: Angelo St. (Texas) (21)

Others Receiving Votes: Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 25; Angelo St. (Texas), 24; Shepherd (W.Va.), 17; Virginia St., 4; Wayne St. (Mich.), 4; Fayetteville St. (N.C.), 3; Fort Hays St. (Kan.), 3; West Texas A&M, 3; Dixie St. (Utah), 2; Missouri Western St., 2; Sioux Falls (S.D.), 2; Virginia Union, 2; Augustana (S.D.), 1; Eastern New Mexico, 1.