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LIONS MOVE UP TO 16TH IN DIVISION II POLL
WACO, Texas -- The University of North Alabama will carry its highest ranking of the season into its opening round NCAA Division II playoff game after the Lions moved up four spots to 16th in this week's American Football Coaches Association Division II poll.

UNA, now 8-2 overall, destroyed a strong Tarleton State squad 44-7 on the road last Saturday to climb in this week's poll. The Lions debuted in the 2013 poll at No. 22 on September 9, dropped to No. 24 on September 16 and then dropped out completely for six weeks before moving back in at No. 24 on Nov. 11.

The Lions are riding a seven-game winning streak entering a Nov. 23 home playoff game against Tuskegee at Braly Stadium at Noon.


AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION
November 18, 2013 NCAA Division II Poll


Rank   School (1st votes)                         Rec.    Pts.     Prev.       Week Nine                                                   Next Game
      1.     Minnesota St.-Mankato (21)     11-0     787      1       D. Upper Iowa, 73-7                                      Nov. 30 vs. Opponent TBD
     2.     Northwest Missouri St. (10)       11-0     777      2          D. No. 19 Missouri Western St., 51-21           Nov. 30 vs. Opponent TBD
     3.     Colorado St.-Pueblo (1)        11-0     737      3              D. Western St. (Colo.), 38-13                        Nov. 30 vs. Opponent TBD
     4.     Henderson St. (Ark.)                11-0     691      4            D. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 60-52 3OT     Nov. 23 vs. No. 12 St. Cloud State
     5.     Minnesota-Duluth                       10-1     649      5              D. Northern St. (S.D.), 39-7                       Nov. 23 vs. No. 14 Emporia St. (Kan.)
     6.     Shepherd (W.Va.)                     10-0     638      7         D. Concord (W.Va.), 41-33                              Nov. 30 vs. Opponent TBD
     7.     Ohio Dominican                      10-0     615      8          D. Malone (Ohio), 40-13                                  Nov. 30 vs. Opponent TBD
     8.     North Carolina-Pembroke         9-1       537      10              D. Virginia-Lynchburg, 63-0                         Nov. 30 vs. Opponent TBD
     9.     Winston-Salem St. (N.C.)        9-1       508      9             Nov. 16 vs. No. 22 Virginia St. - cancelled     Nov. 23 vs. No. 20 Slippery Rock
    10.   Indianapolis (Ind.)                       10-1     494      11           D. Truman St. (Mo.), 21-14                           Nov. 23 vs. No. 19 West Texas A&M
    11.   Bloomsburg (Pa.)                      10-1     476      12            D. No. 18 Slippery Rock (Pa.), 42-38           Nov. 30 vs. Opponent TBD
    12.   St. Cloud State (Minn.)             10-1     451      13             D. Minnesota St.-Moorhead, 64-27         Nov. 23 at No. 4 Henderson St. (Ark.)
    13.   Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)                   10-1     426      14             D. Catawba (N.C.), 48-15                               Nov. 30 vs. Opponent TBD
    14.   Emporia St. (Kan.)                       9-1       399      16             D. No. 23 Washburn (Kan.), 34-23                 Nov. 23 at No. 5 Minnesota-Duluth
    15.   West Chester (Pa.)                10-1     346      17             D. Clarion (Pa.), 41-14                          Nov. 23 vs. American International
    16.   North Alabama                          8-2       298      20             D. Tarleton St. (Texas), 44-7                          Nov. 23 vs. Tuskegee (Ala.)
    17.   Pittsburg St. (Kan.)                      9-2       272      6               Lost to Missouri Southern St., 35-21        Dec. 7 vs. Southwest Minnesota St.
    18.   Carson-Newman (Tenn.)             9-2       253      21            D. Wingate (N.C.), 52-35                              Nov. 23 vs. No. 25 Newberry (S.C.)
    19.   West Texas A&M                       9-2       194      25            D. No. 24 Midwestern St. (Texas), 19-12     Nov. 23 at No. 10 Indianapolis (Ind.)
    20.   Slippery Rock (Pa.)                      9-2       143      18         Lost to No. 12 Bloomsburg (Pa.), 42-38     Nov. 23 at No. 9 Winston-Salem St.
    21.   Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)         9-2       135      15             Lost to Grand Valley St. (Mich.), 49-34     Nov. 23 at No. 22 Grand Valley St.
    22.   Grand Valley St. (Mich.)             9-2       99         NR       D. No. 15 Saginaw Valley St., 49-34             Nov. 23 vs. No. 21 Saginaw Valley St.
    23.   Indiana (Pa.)                             9-2       94         NR           D. Shippensburg (Pa.), 42-21                 Season Complete
    24.   Virginia St.                                   9-1       77         22            Nov. 16 at No. 9 Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) - cancelled       Season Complete
    25.   Newberry (S.C.)                       9-2       59         NR             D. North Greenville (S.C.), 55-21         Nov. 23 at No. 18 Carson-Newman
 
Dropped Out: Missouri Western St. (19), Washburn (Kan.) (23), Midwestern St. (Texas) (24)
 
Others Receiving Votes: Missouri Western St., 55; Azusa Pacific (Calif.), 45; West Alabama, 36; American International (Mass.), 21; Tuskegee (Ala.), 17; Colorado School of Mines, 13; Harding (Ark.), 12; Washburn (Kan.), 12; Midwestern St. (Texas), 11; Tarleton St. (Texas), 10; Delta St. (Miss.), 5; New Haven (Conn.), 3; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 3; Ferris St. (Mich.), 2.

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