Lenoir-Rhyne Ranked No. 8, Wingate Moves to No. 18 in Latest AFCA Division II Coaches Poll

Lenoir-Rhyne Ranked No. 8, Wingate Moves to No. 18 in Latest AFCA Division II Coaches Poll

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.

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