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UNA Moves up to #4

UNA Moves up to #4

 WACO, Texas -- After six straight weeks as the number five ranked team in the NCAA Division II, the University of North Alabama Lions have moved up one spot to fourth in the latest American Football Coaches Association poll.

The Lions had been ranked fifth since the Division II pre-season poll was released in August but moved up one spot after Colorado State-Pueblo lost on Saturday.

The No. 4 ranking is the highest for a UNA football team since the Lions were ranked No. 1 in the nation on October 10, 2011.

North Alabama plays at Florida Tech on Oct. 18 at 5 p.m.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION
October 13, 2014 NCAA Division II Poll

Rank School (1st votes)             Rec.     Pts.     Prev.     Season Opener             Next Game
1.    Northwest Missouri St.             6-0    775    1    D. Lindenwood (Mo.), 51-20        Oct. 18 vs. No. 17 Pittsburg St.
2.    Minnesota St.-Mankato            6-0    730    3    D. Winona St. (Minn.), 44-24        Oct. 17 vs. Concordia-St. Paul
3.    Minnesota-Duluth            6-0    707    4    D. St. Cloud State (Minn.), 44-21        Oct. 18 vs. Northern St.
4.    North Alabama            5-0    672    5    D. North Carolina-Pembroke, 27-6    Oct. 18 at Florida Tech
5.    Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)            6-0    618    6    D. North Greenville (S.C.), 32-21        Oct. 18 at Newberry (S.C.)
6.    Henderson St. (Ark.)            6-0    617    7    D. Southwestern Oklahoma St., 28-14    Oct. 18 at Arkansas Tech
7.    Ohio Dominican            6-0    582    8    D. Hillsdale (Mich.), 9-3            Oct. 18 vs. No. 11 Ferris St.
8.    Shepherd (W.Va.)            6-0    538    9    D. Virginia-Wise, 51-0            Oct. 18 at Notre Dame (Ohio)
9.    Delta St. (Miss.)            5-0    497    11    D. Shorter (Ga.), 35-20            Oct. 18 at West Georgia
10.    West Chester (Pa.)            6-0    487    10    D. Kutztown (Pa.), 29-7            Oct. 18 vs. Shippensburg (Pa.)
11.    Ferris St. (Mich.)            6-0    454    13    D. Tiffin (Ohio), 68-20            Oct. 18 at No. 7 Ohio Dominican
12.    Bloomsburg (Pa.)            6-0    431    12    D. Millersville (Pa.), 41-0        Oct. 18 at Kutztown (Pa.)
13.    Harding (Ark.)            5-0    364    14    D. Arkansas-Monticello, 55-15        Oct. 18 vs. No. 22 Ouachita Baptist
14.    Colorado St.-Pueblo            5-1    360    2    Lost to Fort Lewis (Colo.), 23-22        Oct. 18 vs. Chadron St. (Neb.)
15.    Colorado School of Mines        6-0    317    16    D. Western New Mexico, 44-37        Oct. 16 at Fort Lewis (Colo.)
16.    Winston-Salem St. (N.C.)            5-1    312    15    D. Johnson C. Smith (N.C.), 37-0        Oct. 18 vs. St. Augustine's (N.C.)
17.    Pittsburg St. (Kan.)            5-1    274    18    D. Emporia St. (Kan.), 45-17        Oct. 18 at No. 1 NW Missouri St.
18.    Carson-Newman (Tenn.)            4-1    259    17    Idle                    Oct. 18 at Tusculum (Tenn.)
19.    Sioux Falls (S.D.)            6-0    252    20    D. Augustana (S.D.), 23-12        Oct. 18 vs. Southwest Minnesota St.
20.    Michigan Tech            5-0    206    22    D. Northwood (Mich.), 21-6        Oct. 18 vs. Grand Valley St. (Mich.)
21.    Concord (W.Va.)            6-0    144    23    D. Urbana (Ohio), 50-20        Oct. 18 at West Virginia Wesleyan
22.    Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)            5-0    107    NR    D. Northwestern Oklahoma St., 41-10    Oct. 18 at No. 13 Harding (Ark.)
23.    Texas A&M-Commerce            5-1    87    NR    D. Angelo St. (Texas), 41-40        Oct. 18 vs. West Texas A&M
24.    Ashland (Ohio)            5-1    61    NR    D. Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 38-7    Oct. 18 at Hillsdale (Mich.)
25.    Azusa Pacific (Calif.)            5-1    58    NR    D. No. 24 Humboldt St. (Calif.), 55-21    Oct. 18 vs. Dixie St. (Utah)

Dropped Out: Slippery Rock (Pa.) (19), West Georgia (21), Humboldt St. (Calif.) (24), Midwestern St. (Texas) (25)

Others Receiving Votes: Central Oklahoma, 48; California (Pa.), 41; Slippery Rock (Pa.), 17; West Texas A&M, 9; Humboldt St. (Calif.), 8; Indianapolis (Ind.), 7; West Georgia, 7; American International (Mass.), 6; Missouri Western St., 6; Valdosta St. (Ga.), 6; Indiana (Pa.), 5; Central Missouri, 4; Midwestern St. (Texas), 1; Virginia Union, 1.


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