The St. Cloud State football team didn’t receive any votes in this week’s AFCA Division II Coaches football poll.
This week’s opponent, however, did receive 80 votes. Minnesota State-Mankato just missed cracking the top 25 with that amount. Minnesota-Duluth is still No. 2 after taking care of Winona State at home on Saturday night.
Pittsburg State (Kan.) is the No. 1 pick.
The University of Sioux Falls and Wayne State (Neb.) were the only two other NSIC teams to receive votes in this week’s poll.
The Huskies have a tough schedule ahead of them with Mankato at home this week, at Wayne State on Sept. 22 and then back home against UMD on Sept. 29. This stretch will definitely determine if SCSU is headed back to the playoffs or not this year.
2012 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – September 10, 2012
|Rank||School (1st votes)||Rec.||Pts.||Prev.||Week Two||Next Game|
|1.||Pittsburg St. (Kan.) (29)||2-0||749||1||D. Central Oklahoma, 34-19||Sept. 15 at Southwest Baptist (Mo.)|
|2.||Minnesota-Duluth||2-0||716||2||D. Winona St. (Minn.), 38-16||Sept. 15 at Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.)|
|3.||Colorado St.-Pueblo||2-0||680||6||D. Northwestern Oklahoma St., 41-24||Sept. 15 at Western New Mexico|
|4.||Grand Valley St. (Mich.)||2-0||662||7||D. Notre Dame (Ohio), 83-46||Sept. 15 at Tiffin (Ohio)|
|5.||Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) (1)||2-0||603||8||D. Concord (W.Va.), 30-22||Sept. 15 vs. Morehouse (Ga.)|
|6.||California (Pa.)||2-0||601||10||D. No. 11 Kutztown (Pa.), 48-45||Sept. 15 at Edinboro (Pa.)|
|7.||New Haven (Conn.)||2-0||548||12||D. St. Augustine’s (N.C.), 24-21||Sept. 15 at Pace (N.Y.)|
|8.||Missouri Western St.||2-0||512||14||D. William Jewell (Mo.), 56-0||Sept. 15 vs. Nebraska-Kearney|
|9.||Washburn (Kan.)||2-0||474||15||D. Fort Hays St. (Kan.), 45-20||Sept. 15 vs. Northeastern St. (Okla.)|
|10.||Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)||2-0||435||18||D. Malone (Ohio), 37-14||Sept. 15 vs. Findlay (Ohio)|
|11.||Humboldt St. (Calif.)||2-0||373||17||D. Azusa Pacific (Calif.), 42-17||Sept. 15 vs. Simon Fraser (B.C.)|
|12.||Bloomsburg (Pa.)||2-0||368||19||D. Edinboro (Pa.), 30-14||Sept. 15 vs. No. 21 Kutztown (Pa.)|
|13.||Northwest Missouri St.||1-1||362||3||Lost to Central Missouri, 31-21||Sept. 15 vs. Fort Hays St. (Kan.)|
|14.||Texas A&M-Kingsville||2-0||320||24||D. No. 9 Abilene Christian (Texas), 16-13||Sept. 15 vs. West Texas A&M|
|15.||Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)||2-0||270||21||D. Stillman (Ala.), 31-0||Sept. 22 vs. Arkansas Tech|
|16.||Midwestern St. (Texas)||0-1||247||4||Lost to Tarleton St. (Texas), 20-17||Sept. 13 vs. Texas A&M-Commerce|
|17.||Indiana (Pa.)||2-0||220||23||D. Cheyney (Pa.), 56-0||Sept. 15 vs. Lock Haven (Pa.)|
|18.||Valdosta St. (Ga.)||1-1||212||20||D. Fort Valley St. (Ga.), 62-14||Sept. 15 vs. Angelo St. (Texas)|
|19.||Wayne St. (Mich.)||0-1||181||5||Lost to Ashland (Ohio), 7-0||Sept. 15 vs. Lake Erie (Ohio)|
|20.||Abilene Christian (Texas)||1-1||171||9||Lost to No. 24 Texas A&M-Kingsville, 16-13||Sept. 15 vs. Tarleton St. (Texas)|
|21.||Kutztown (Pa.)||1-1||157||11||Lost to No. 10 California (Pa.), 48-45||Sept. 15 at No. 12 Bloomsburg (Pa.)|
|22.||Ashland (Ohio)||2-0||155||NR||D. No. 5 Wayne St. (Mich.), 7-0||Sept. 15 at Ferris St. (Mich.)|
|23.||Colorado School of Mines||2-0||115||NR||D. South Dakota Mines, 71-7||Sept. 15 vs. Black Hills St. (S.D.)|
|24.||West Alabama||1-1||111||13||Lost to Samford (Ala.), 34-6||Sept. 15 vs. Mississippi College|
|25.||Delta St. (Miss.)||1-1||96||22||D. Elizabeth City St. (N.C.), 26-7||Sept. 22 vs. North Alabama|
Dropped Out: Albany St. (Ga.) (16), Hillsdale (Mich.) (25)
Others Receiving Votes: Minnesota St.-Mankato, 80; Central Missouri, 79; Hillsdale (Mich.), 75; Henderson St. (Ark.), 26; West Georgia, 26; West Texas A&M, 25; Tarleton St. (Texas), 24; Sioux Falls (S.D.), 19; Harding (Ark.), 13; Michigan Tech, 12; Shippensburg (Pa.), 9; Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 6; East Central (Okla.), 4; Wayne St. (Neb.), 4; New Mexico Highlands, 3; Newberry (S.C.), 2; North Carolina-Pembroke, 2; Charleston (W.Va.), 1; Morehouse (Ga.), 1; Urbana (Ohio), 1.