Eagle Football Moves Into No. 9 Spot In AFCA Poll

Eagle Football Moves Into No. 9 Spot In AFCA Poll

A spotless first half of the 2015 college football season has Ashland University moving up the national rankings.

In the latest American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Coaches' Top 25 poll, released on Monday (Oct. 5), the 5-0 Eagles are in the No. 9 spot heading into the second half of the regular season. This is the highest spot AU has claimed since ending the 2012 season at No. 9 in the country.

Ashland, the leader of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's South Division, is one of four GLIAC schools in the poll, along with Ferris State (No. 4), Michigan Tech (No. 14) and Grand Valley State (No. 24).

The Eagles' next game will be Saturday (Oct. 10) at 7 p.m. at Saginaw Valley State. Ashland will finish the regular season with three of its final games at Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field.

 
 

RANK

SCHOOL (FP VOTES)

REC.

1.

Minnesota St. (30)

5-0

2.

West Georgia (2)

5-0

3.

Northwest Missouri St.

5-0

4.

Ferris St. (Mich.)

4-0

5.

Sioux Falls (S.D.)

5-0

6.

North Alabama

4-0

7.

Colorado St.-Pueblo

4-1

8.

Colorado School of Mines

5-0

9.

ASHLAND

5-0

10.

Shepherd (W.Va.)

4-0

11.

Humboldt St. (Calif.)

4-0

12.

Midwestern St. (Texas)

5-0

13.

Pittsburg St. (Kan.)

4-1

14.

Michigan Tech

4-0

15.

Texas A&M-Commerce

4-1

16.

Angelo St. (Texas)

4-1

17.

Delta St. (Miss.)

4-1

18.

Emporia St. (Kan.)

5-0

19.

Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)

4-1

20.

Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)

4-1

21.

Valdosta St. (Ga.)

3-1

22.

Harding (Ark.)

4-1

23.

Wingate (N.C.)

5-0

24.

Grand Valley St. (Mich.)

4-1

25.

Minnesota-Duluth

3-2

 
 

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