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David Boyce | NCAA.com | October 26, 2016

Division II Football Power Rankings: Week Eight

  California (Pa.) moves from No. 7 to No. 6 in this week's DII football power rankings.

Few changes occured up top as Northwest Missouri State continues to dominate. Emporia State, Fairmont State and Valdosta State jumped into the rankings. 

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Rank Team Record Comments Last Week
1


Northwest Missouri State

8-0 The last time a team defeated NMSU was Oct. 18, 2014.  1
2
Shepherd
7-0 Only seven points have been allowed in two of the team's last three games.  2
3
Grand Valley State
8-0  Senior Sydney Omameh had four sacks in the 35-17 win at Hillsdale.  3
4
Sioux Falls
8-0 Junior Max Mickey had his sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season.  4
5
Harding
8-0 The defense allowed only five first downs in its last game.  5
6
California (Pa.)
7-0 Senior Garry Brown set the school's record for receptions.  7
7
LIU-Post (N.Y.)
8-0 Freshman Joshua Flowers posted a team high of eight tackles in recent win.  9
8
North Alabama
5-1 Senior Jacob Tucker threw for 378 yards and rushed for 132 yards in last game.  10
9
Texas A&M-Commerce
7-1 The team's defense and special teams unit scored four of its last six touchdowns.  11
10
Minnesota Duluth
7-1 The team defeated No. 21 Bemidji State, 54-47, last week.  16
11
Emporia State
7-1 The team posted its first win over Pittsburg State since 2003. NR
12
Ashland
7-1 The team broke the school record for rushing yards in a game with over 450 yards. 14
13
Azusa Pacific
7-1 The team posted its first shut out since Nov. 15, 2014. 15
14
Fairmont State
8-0 The team returns to action on Thursday in the MEC game of the week.  NR
15
Midwestern State
6-1 After its first loss, the team looks to bounce back against UT Permian Basin.  6
16
Valdosta State
6-1 Currently on a five-game win streak, the team goes on to face a tough test at Florida Tech. NR

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