Four new teams crack poll after first week of action; Valdosta remains No. 1
WACO, Texas -- After the first week of action, there was a big shakeup in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll as four ranked teams fell out of the poll, with two previous top-10 teams falling more than 10 spots after upset losses.
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Valdosta State held onto the No. 1 spot with 29 first-place votes, followed by Minnesota State-Mankato at No. 2 with two first-place votes. Northwest Missouri State and West Texas A&M flip flop places, to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, while Colorado State-Pueblo jumped three spots to No. 5 this week.
Losses by Shippensburg, New Haven, Saginaw Valley State and Lenoir-Rhyne caused all four of those teams to drop out of the poll, which made room for North Alabama at No. 22, North Carolina-Pembroke and West Chester in a tie at No. 23 and Delta State coming in at No. 25.
Winston-Salem State dropped from fifth to 20th after losing to UNC-Pembroke and Ashland fell from ninth to 21st after its loss to Indianapolis.
There is only one Top 25 matchup this week as No. 4 West Texas A&M plays No. 18 Chadron State on Thursday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.