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AFCA | October 14, 2013

Division II Coaches' Poll sees big shakeup

After several weeks of very little movement in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, three top-10 teams lost this weekend, causing a big shift in the rankings.

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The weekend started with then-No. 1 Valdosta State losing to new No. 8 West Alabama 49-30 on Thursday night. West Texas A&M, ranked No. 4, and then-No. 7 Indiana (Pa.), both lost on Saturday, causing a bigger shakeup of the rankings.

Minnesota State-Mankato earns its first No. 1 ranking in the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Poll, earning 26 first-place votes. They are followed by No. 2 Northwest Missouri State, which received four first-place votes, No. 3 Colorado State-Pueblo and No. 4 Missouri Western State, also each earned a first-place nod. Henderson State rounds out the top five.

Then-No. 19 Chadron State and then-No. 24 Grand Valley State both lost and fell out of the top 25, making room for No. 23 Newberry and No. 25 St. Cloud State to enter the poll. This is Newberry’s first ranking since Sept. 24, 2012, when they were ranked No. 24, while St. Cloud State re-enters after a one-week layoff.

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