Grand Valley State Still No. 1 in Division II Football Poll After Week 3

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Grand Valley State Still No. 1 in Division II Football Poll After Week 3
Minnesota-Duluth earned three more first-place votes this week.

With three full weeks of football competition in the books, there was little movement near the top of the poll.

Grand Valley State held on to the No. 1 spot after narrowly beating Indianapolis 38-31 in yet another last-minute victory. GVSU's close calls and shaky defense have caused some voters to shift their top votes away from the Lakers, as they garnered only 19 of 26 first place votes—a loss of four first-place votes.

No. 7 Missouri Western State leapfrogged into the Top 10 from 11th after defeating then-No. 15 Washburn 36-33. There were also five new teams in the poll as the bottom half of the rankings were shaken up by some unexpected losses and huge upset wins.

 

Division II Poll Post-Week 3

Rank

School (1st votes)

Rec.

Pts.

Prev.

Last Week

Next Game

1.

Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (19)

3-0

641

1

D. Indianapolis (Ind.), 38-31

Sept. 25 at Findlay (Ohio)

2.

Minnesota-Duluth (4)

3-0

620

2

D. No. 18 Wayne St. (Neb.), 42-10

Sept. 25 vs. Bemidji St. (Minn.)

3.

North Alabama (3)

3-0

604

3

D. Southern Arkansas, 48-6

Sept. 25 at Lambuth (Tenn.)

4.

California (Pa.)

3-0

558

4

D. East Stroudsburg (Pa.), 45-20

Sept. 25 at Clarion (Pa.)

5.

Abilene Christian (Texas)

3-0

552

5

D. East Central (Okla.), 47-7

Sept. 25 vs. Tarleton St. (Texas)

6.

Texas A&M-Kingsville

3-0

519

6

D. Texas A&M-Commerce, 21-0

Sept. 25 at Incarnate Word (Texas)

7.

Northwest Missouri St.

1-1

463

7

D. Nebraska-Omaha, 58-23

Sept. 25 at Truman St. (Mo.)

8.

Missouri Western St.

3-0

441

11

D. No. 15 Washburn (Kan.), 36-33

Sept. 25 vs. Pittsburg St. (Kan.)

9.

West Texas A&M

2-1

428

9

D. Southeastern Oklahoma st., 41-17

Sept. 25 at Angelo St. (Texas)

10.

Midwestern St. (Texas)

3-0

374

12

D. Southwestern Oklahoma St., 46-9

Sept. 25 at Central Oklahoma

11.

Minnesota St.-Mankato

3-0

359

16

D. Minnesota-Crookston, 42-3

Sept. 25 vs. Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.)

12.

Hillsdale (Mich.)

2-1

350

13

D. Ashland (Ohio), 27-17

Sept. 25 vs. Lake Erie (Ohio)

13.

Edinboro (Pa.)

3-0

280

22

D. Cheyney (Pa.), 27-21

Sept. 25 vs. Gannon (Pa.)

14.

Carson-Newman (Tenn.)

2-1

278

19

D. Concordia (Ala.), 37-7

Sept. 25 at North Carolina-Pembroke

15.

Tusculum (Tenn.)

4-0

219

24

D. Urbana (Ohio), 39-36

Oct. 2 at Mars Hill (N.C.)

16.

Albany St. (Ga.)

3-0

203

NR

D. No. 10 Tuskegee (Ala.), 34-6

Sept. 25 vs. Savannah St. (Ga.)

17.

West Alabama

2-1

196

8

Lost to Lambuth (Tenn.), 14-13

Sept. 23 vs. West Georgia

18.

West Liberty (W.Va.)

1-1

193

21

Idle

Sept. 25 vs. West Virginia Wesleyan

19.

Nebraska-Kearney

2-1

168

23

D. Mesa St. (Colo.), 31-9

Sept. 25 at Western St. (Colo.)

20.

Morehouse (Ga.)

4-0

123

NR

D. Kentucky St., 41-25

Sept. 25 vs. Lincoln (Mo.)

21.

Central Missouri

3-1

116

NR

D. Pittsburg St. (Kan.), 37-20

Sept. 25 vs. Washburn (Kan.)

22.

Central Washington

2-2

115

25

D. Dixie St. (Utah) 43-21

Sept. 25 at Simon Fraser (B.C.)

23.

Delta St. (Miss.)

2-1

97

NR

D. No. 20 Valdosta St. (Ga.), 27-23

Sept. 25 vs. Henderson St. (Ark.)

24.

Augustana (S.D.)

3-0

82

NR

D. Mary (N.D.), 52-21

Sept. 25 vs. Southwest Minnesota St.

25.

Tuskegee (Ala.)

2-1

72

10

Lost to Albany St. (Ga.), 34-6

Sept. 25 vs. Texas Southern

Dropped Out: North Carolina-Pembroke (14), Washburn (Kan.) (15), Winona St. (Minn.) (17), Wayne St. (Neb.) (18), Valdosta St. (Ga.) (20).

Others Receiving Votes: Winston-Salem St. (N.C.), 54; North Carolina-Pembroke, 51; Washburn (Kan.), 51; Wayne St. (Neb.), 48; Winona St. (Minn.), 46; Shepherd (W.Va.), 41; Valdosta St. (Ga.), 28; Wingate (N.C.), 20; Bloomsburg (Pa.), 13; Colorado School of Mines, 13; Colorado St.-Pueblo, 11; Michigan Tech, 11; Arkansas-Monticello, 7; Indianapolis (Ind.), 2; St. Cloud State (Minn.), 2; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 1.

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