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David Boyce | NCAA.com | September 7, 2016

Northwest Missouri State tops Week 1 power rankings

  The Bearcats played up to their No. 1 ranking and beat Emporia State 41-14.

Each and every week, NCAA.com brings you the DII football power rankings. As the 2016 season kicked off this past week, here are Week 1 rankings with records through Sept. 5:

Rank School Record Comments
1 Northwest Missouri 1-0 To be the champ, you must beat the champ.
2 West Georgia 1-0 Coming off two great seasons; poised to be the champ
3 Shepherd 1-0 Only loss last season was in national championship game
4 Texas A&M Commerce 1-0 Faces difficult road test at Delta State
5 Grand Valley State 1-0 Plays the second of three straight home games to start season
6 Colorado School of Mines 1-0 Impressive 36-point win over a top-five team
7 Minnesota State 1-0 Allowed only 40 yards rushing in road win
8 Ashland 1-0 Outrushed first opponent 315 yards to two yards
9 Ferris State 1-0 Extended regular season winning streak to 26
10 Central Missouri 1-0 7-point road victory at Pittsburg State
11 Henderson State 1-0 On the road in Week 2, will try to avenge last season’s lost to East Central
12 Humboldt State 1-0 Started season with road victory at Carson-Newman
13 Sioux Falls 1-0 585 yards of total offense in season opener
14 Midwestern State 1-0 Sophomore Vincent Johnson rushed for three TDs in win
15 Tuskegee 1-0 Starts season with three games away from home
16 SW Minnesota St 1-0 4-point win against No. 19 Minnesota Duluth

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