Missouri Western State and North Carolina-Pembroke fell from the ranks of the unbeatens this week, leaving us with only 10 unblemished teams in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Griffons lost to new-No. 7 Pittsburg State, 34-14, sliding Missouri Western State to No. 12 this week, while North Carolina-Pembroke dropped a 24-21 decision to Newberry, allowing the Wolves to jump back into the rankings at No. 25 while the Braves dropped to No. 19.

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Minnesota State-Mankato still holds the top spot with 25 first-place votes, followed by No. 2 Northwest Missouri State with seven first-place votes. Colorado State-Pueblo, Henderson State and Bloomsburg round out the top five.

Valdosta State and Tarleton State dropped out of the poll this week allowing Slippery Rock to join Newberry as the two newcomers in this week’s poll. Slippery Rock is No. 24 this week, marking its first appearance in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll since November 7, 2011.