Three consecutive victories to begin the 2015 season have moved Ashland University's football team to No. 13 in the latest American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Coaches' Top 25 poll, released on Monday (Sept. 21).
The Eagles are 3-0 overall and in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference following their 27-24 win in the 2015 home opener against Ohio Dominican on Saturday (Sept. 19) night. Ashland is one of three GLIAC teams in the Top 25, along with Ferris State (No. 4) and Michigan Tech (No. 21).
So far this fall, AU has gone from receiving votes to No. 24 to No. 19 to No. 13 in Division II. This is the highest spot the Eagles have occupied in the AFCA poll since being ranked No. 9 in the 2013 preseason.
Ashland will play host to Findlay (3-0, 2-0), which is receiving votes in this week's AFCA poll, on Saturday (Sept. 26) at 7 p.m. at Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field. The winner of the Eagles-Oilers game will have sole possession of first place in the GLIAC South Division.