College Football 2011: Way Too Early Division II Top 25

David Luther@@davidrlutherFeatured ColumnistMay 18, 2011

Spring football is behind us, and it's time to look towards the fall.

Inevitably, that means deciding who is hot and who is not for the upcoming Division II football season.

Granted, polls don't mean quite as much in the lower divisions as they do in the FBS (that's to a bona fide playoff system), but they still create discussion, stir emotion, and instill controversy into an otherwise regionally isolated season (until playoff time).

So, without much further ado, here is the early look at the Division II football Top 25 for 2011.

1. Minnesota-Duluth

2. Abilene Christian

3. Grand Valley State

4. Northwest Missouri State

5. Texas A&M-Kingsville

6. Albany State

7. Shepherd

8. Delta State

9. Central Missouri

10. Augustana

11. St. Cloud State

12. Kutztown

13. Wingate

14. Mercyhurst

15. North Alabama

16. Hillsdale

17. Bloomsburg

18. California PA

19. Michigan Tech

20. Wayne State MI

21. Valdosta State

22. West Texas A&M

23. Morehouse

24. Missouri Western Sttate

25. Nebraska-Kearney

The Division II football season gets underway on Thursday, September 1 with a full slate of games on Saturday, September 3. Playoff selections are based on NCAA Regional Rankings, and will not be released until November for the 2011 season.

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