Aug. 31, 2010

Courtesy of AFCA

Fresh off of their 35-10 opening week victory over then-No. 5 Central Washington, Minnesota-Duluth moves up one spot to No. 3 in this week’s AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll and received one first place vote. Northwest Missouri State still holds the top spot, garnering 23 first place votes, followed by Grand Valley State at No. 2, North Alabama at No. 4 and California (Pa.) rounding out the Top 5.

There will be four Top 25 matchups this coming weekend with two of those being Top 10 battles. No. 2 Grand Valley State hosts No. 8 West Texas A&M on Thursday while No. 6 Abilene Christian travels to No. 9 Washburn on Saturday. In the other Top 25 matchups, No. 1 Northwest Missouri State begins defense of their national championship by hosting No. 14 Texas A&M-Kingsville while No. 5 California (Pa.) travels to No. 11 Saginaw Valley State.

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