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UNA drops to 5th in D-II poll

Coming off a hard-fought 30-24 overtime loss to then second ranked Delta State, the previously No. 1 ranked University of North Alabama football team dropped four spots in this week's American Football Coaches Association NCAA Division II poll to fifth. 

The Lions, now 6-1 overall, held the No. 1 ranking for two weeks before the loss to DSU. UNA has a week off before going on the road to face West Alabama on Oct. 27. The Tigers, previously ranked No. 22, dropped out of the Division II Top 25 after suffering a one-point loss to Valdosta State. The Blazers are ranked 10th nationally and travel to top ranked Delta State Saturday.

North Alabama has been ranked in the Top 6 in Division II all season and has been ranked in the DII Top 25 in 84 of the last 85 polls dating back to 2005, including 79 Top 10 rankings during that period.

D-II Top 25

1. Delta St. (Miss.) (23) 7-1 710 2 D. No. 1 North Alabama, 30-24 OT Oct. 22 vs. No. 10 Valdosta St. (Ga.)

2. Bloomsburg (Pa.) (4) 7-0 678 3 D. Shippensburg (Pa.), 38-18 Oct. 22 at West Chester (Pa.)

3. Washburn (Kan.) (1) 7-0 660 5 D. Central Oklahoma, 48-3 Oct. 22 at No. 6 Northwest Missouri St.

4. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) (1) 7-0 630 7 D. Lincoln (Mo.), 69-6 Oct. 22 at Central Missouri

5. North Alabama 6-1 595 1 Lost to No. 2 Delta St. (Miss.), 30-24 OT Oct. 27 at West Alabama

6. Northwest Missouri St. 6-1 556 8 D. Eastern New Mexico, 65-20 Oct. 22 vs. No. 3 Washburn (Kan.)

7. Minnesota-Duluth 6-1 532 9 D. Mary (N.D.), 41-28 Oct. 22 vs. Northern St. (S.D.)

8. Colorado St.-Pueblo 7-0 525 11 D. No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney, 27-14 Oct. 22 vs. Colorado Mesa

9. Abilene Christian (Texas) 5-1 514 10 D. No. 17 West Texas A&M, 28-18 Oct. 22 at No. 12 Midwestern St. (Texas)

10. Valdosta St. (Ga.) 6-1 441 12 D. No. 22 West Alabama, 22-21 Oct. 22 at No. 1 Delta St. (Miss.)

11. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) 7-0 418 13 D. Livingstone (N.C.), 62-7 Oct. 22 vs. Edward Waters (Fla.)

12. Midwestern St. (Texas) 6-0 379 15 D. Angelo St. (Texas), 68-20 Oct. 22 vs. No. 9 Abilene Christian (Texas)

13. Nebraska-Kearney 6-1 352 4 Lost to No. 11 Colorado St.-Pueblo, 27-14 Oct. 22 at New Mexico Highlands

14. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 6-1 339 16 D. Southwest Minnesota St., 24-17 Oct. 22 at Minnesota-Crookston

15. Humboldt St. (Calif.) 6-0 311 19 D. Central Washington, 30-20 Oct. 22 at Western Oregon

16. New Haven (Conn.) 6-1 290 18 D. American International (Mass.), 34-20 Oct. 22 vs. Bentley (Mass.)

17. Wayne St. (Mich.) 6-1 289 6 Lost to Ashland (Ohio), 20-17 Oct. 22 at Hillsdale (Mich.)

18. West Virginia Wesleyan 7-0 246 21 D. Fairmont St. (W.Va.), 21-14 Oct. 22 at Glenville St. (W.Va.)

19. Kutztown (Pa.) 6-1 242 20 D. Millersville (Pa.), 49-7 Oct. 22 at C.W. Post (N.Y.)

20. Bemidji St. (Minn.) 6-1 165 23 D. Minnesota St.-Moorhead, 35-10 Oct. 22 at Mary (N.D.)

21. Mars Hill (N.C.) 6-1 155 25 D. Catawba (N.C.), 31-28 OT Oct. 22 vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)

22. Slippery Rock (Pa.) 6-1 89 NR D. No. 14 California (Pa.), 17-3 Oct. 22 at Lock Haven (Pa.)

23. Ashland (Ohio) 5-2 54 NR D. No. 6 Wayne St. (Mich.), 20-17 Oct. 20 at Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)

24. West Texas A&M 4-2 48 17 Lost to No. 10 Abilene Christian (Texas), 28-18 Oct. 22 vs. Eastern New Mexico

25. Albany St. (Ga.) 5-2 47 NR D. Morehouse (Ga.), 25-15 Oct. 22 at Clark Atlanta (Ga.)

Dropped Out: California (Pa.) (14), West Alabama (22), Wayne St. (Neb.) (24)

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