After the first week of NCAA Division II football action, the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears and Wingate Bulldogs remain ranked in the latest AFCA Division II Coaches Poll.
The Bears defeated St. Augustine's 68-7 and stayed strong at No. 8, while Wingate jumped ot No. 18 after a 42-6 win over Johnson C. Smith.
Carson-Newman received votes but fell just shy of the Top-25 ranking after it's 20-13 win over West Florida.
2019 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll – September 9, 2019
|Rank||School (1st votes)||Rec.||Pts.||Prev.||Season Opener||Next Game|
|1||Valdosta St. (Ga.) (31)||1-0||799||1||D. Albany St. (Ga.), 38-3||Sept. 14 vs. Ohio Dominican|
|2||Ferris St. (Mich.)||1-0||732||2||D. Findlay (Ohio), 24-23||Sept. 14 at Central Washington|
|3||Minnesota St.||1-0||718||3||D. Southwest Minnesota St., 38-23||Sept. 14 vs. Augustana (S.D.)|
|4||Notre Dame (Ohio)||1-0||646||4||D. Concord (W.Va.), 33-10||Sept. 12 at West Liberty (W.Va.)|
|5||Tarleton St. (Texas)||1-0||644||7||D. Stephen F. Austin (Texas), 37-26||Sept. 14 vs. Doane (Neb.)|
|6||Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)||1-0||643||5||D. No. 18 Harding (Ark.), 16-14||Sept. 14 at Arkansas Tech|
|7||Northwest Missouri St. (1)||1-0||624||6||D. Missouri Western St., 45-35||Sept. 14 vs. Washburn (Kan.)|
|8||Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)||1-0||578||8||D. St. Augustine's (N.C.), 68-7||Sept. 14 at Virginia Union|
|9||Colorado St.-Pueblo||1-0||545||9||D. Dixie St. (Utah), 36-7||Sept. 14 at Chadron St. (Neb.)|
|10||Grand Valley St. (Mich.)||1-0||488||12||D. Edinboro (Pa.), 35-10||Sept. 14 vs. Delta St. (Miss.)|
|11||Slippery Rock (Pa.)||1-0||441||10||D. Wayne St. (Mich.), 62-37||Sept. 14 vs. Shippensburg (Pa.)|
|12||Texas A&M-Commerce||1-0||400||13||D. Seleccion Nuevo Leon (Mexico), 83-0||Sept. 14 at Western Oregon|
|13||Minnesota-Duluth||1-0||397||14||D. Minot St. (N.D.), 52-7||Sept. 14 at Minnesota St.-Moorhead|
|14||West Georgia||1-0||396||15||D. Catawba (N.C.), 37-9||Sept. 14 at Limestone (S.C.)|
|15||Indianapolis (Ind.)||1-0||355||16||D. No. 23 Ashland (Ohio), 24-9||Sept. 14 vs. Hillsdale (Mich.)|
|16||Midwestern St. (Texas)||1-0||331||20||D. Northwestern St. (La.), 33-7||Sept. 14 at Lindenwood (Mo.)|
|17||Colorado School of Mines||1-0||313||17||D. Adams St. (Colo.), 41-10||Sept. 14 vs. Black Hills St. (S.D.)|
|18||Wingate (N.C.)||1-0||208||21||D. Johnson C. Smith (N.C.), 42-6||Sept. 14 at Fayetteville St. (N.C.)|
|19||West Chester (Pa.)||1-0||189||22||D. Bentley (Mass.), 14-7||Sept. 14 at Gannon (Pa.)|
|20||West Alabama||1-0||173||24||D. Limestone (S.C.), 35-18||Sept. 14 at Tusculum (Tenn.)|
|21||Central Missouri||1-0||105||NR||D. No. 11 Fort Hays St. (Kan.), 34-30||Sept. 12 at Northeastern St. (Okla.)|
|22||Harding (Ark.)||0-1||95||18||Lost to No. 5 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 16-14||Sept. 14 vs. Arkansas-Monticello|
|23||Pittsburg St. (Kan.)||1-0||84||NR||D. Central Oklahoma, 37-35||Sept. 14 vs. Emporia St. (Kan.)|
|24||Indiana (Pa.)||1-0||83||NR||D. New Haven (Conn.), 24-13||Sept. 14 at Millersville (Pa.)|
|25||Fort Hays St. (Kan.)||0-1||67||11||Lost to Central Missouri, 34-30||Sept. 12 vs. Missouri Western|
Dropped Out: Hillsdale (Mich.) (19), Ashland (Ohio) (23), Fairmont St. (W.Va.) (25)
Others Receiving Votes: Bowie St. (Md.), 56; Virginia Union, 40; Ashland (Ohio), 38; Augustana (S.D.), 30; Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 24; California (Pa.), 23; Southern Arkansas, 15; Ohio Dominican, 13; West Texas A&M, 13; Colorado Mesa, 12; Angelo St. (Texas), 10; Florida Tech, 10; Emporia St. (Kan.), 9; Kutztown (Pa.), 9; Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 9; Albany St. (Ga.), 5; Chadron St. (Neb.), 5; Winona St. (Minn.), 5; Central Washington, 4; Findlay (Ohio), 4; Michigan Tech, 4; Shepherd (W.Va.), 3; St. Cloud State (Minn.), 2; Eastern New Mexico, 1; Fairmont St. (W.Va.), 1; Kentucky St., 1.