TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE FOOTBALL: Lions pick up No. 1 ranking in AFCA Coaches' Poll for fourth straight poll
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Lions pick up No. 1 ranking in AFCA Coaches' Poll for fourth straight poll - LINK

WACO – The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team is ranked No. 1 in the 2018 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll for the fourth consecutive poll, as announced by the AFCA on Monday morning.

 

The Lions earned a 27-17 win on the road over William Jewell thanks to three first half touchdown drives. A&M-Commerce completed over 80 percent of its passes in the game, while the defense had four sacks, 11 quarterback hurries, and eight tackles for loss

Four Lion opponents for 2018 are in the top 25 or receiving votes. MSU Texas is ranked No. 7, Colorado State-Pueblo is ranked No. 10, and Tarleton and Texas A&M-Kingsville are receiving votes. The Lions picked up 26 of the 33 first place votes in this week's poll and have a 32 point lead over Minnesota State.

 

A&M-Commerce has been ranked in 42 consecutive AFCA polls, dating back to the 2015 preseason poll. This is A&M-Commerce's 48th all-time appearance in the AFCA poll since its inception in 2000.

 

In the polls recognized by Division II as the top rating system, the Lions have been recognized as a nationally ranked team 97 times since joining Division II in 1981.

The Lions are on the road for their next contest, returning to Lone Star Conference play on Saturday, September 15, with a 7 p.m. MDT (8 p.m. CDT) kickoff at Eastern New Mexico in Portales, N.M.

2018 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll

September 10, 2018

Rank

School (1st votes)

Rec.

Pts.

Prev.

1.

A&M-COMMERCE (26)

2-0

812

1

2.

Minnesota St. (3)

2-0

780

3

3.

Indiana (Pa.) (2)

2-0

722

4

4.

Northwest Missouri St. (1)

2-0

719

6

5.

Grand Valley St. (Mich.)

2-0

684

8

6.

Ferris St. (Mich.)

2-0

658

9

7.

MSU Texas (1)

2-0

656

10

8.

West Alabama

2-0

558

11

9.

Colorado St.-Pueblo

2-0

531

12

10.

West Georgia

2-0

485

13

11.

Winona St. (Minn.)

2-0

470

15

12.

Ohio Dominican

2-0

391

17

13.

West Florida

1-1

384

2

14.

Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)

2-0

326

19t

15.

Central Washington

1-1

304

16

16.

Minnesota-Duluth

2-0

259

24

17.

Fort Hays St. (Kan.)

1-1

245

5

18.

West Chester (Pa.)

2-0

206

23

19.

Colorado Mesa

2-0

201

25

20.

Central Missouri

1-1

199

21

21.

Harding (Ark.)

1-1

182

7

22.

Indianapolis (Ind.)

1-1

169

22

23.

Pittsburg St. (Kan.)

2-0

126

NR

24.

Sioux Falls (S.D.)

1-1

112

14

25.

Southern Arkansas

2-0

92

NR

 



Dropped Out: Ashland (Ohio) (18), Findlay (Ohio) (19t)

 

Others Receiving Votes: Colorado School of Mines, 67; Azusa Pacific (Calif.), 64; Valdosta St. (Ga.), 63; Notre Dame (Ohio), 54; Findlay (Ohio), 35; Tarleton (Texas), 31; Florida Tech, 24; Kutztown (Pa.), 20; Wingate (N.C.), 19; Ashland (Ohio), 16; Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 16; Shippensburg (Pa.), 13; Shepherd (W.Va.), 12; Fairmont St. (W.Va.), 11; Edinboro (Pa.), 3; Emporia St. (Kan.), 3; Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2; Missouri Western St., 1.



 

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