Lions hold at 12th in AFCA Coaches' Poll after win at WOU
by JOSH MANCK, Texas A&M-Commerce
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Lions hold at 12th in AFCA Coaches' Poll after win at WOU - LINK

WACO – The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team held steady at No. 12 in the national ranking in the second regular season release of the American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll, as announced by the AFCA on Monday.

 

The Lions moved to 2-0 on the season with a 34-27 road win at Western Oregon. E.J. Thompson (Cy-Ranch) had three rushing touchdowns, while Miklo Smalls (Plano - East) had a highlight touchdown pass to Chance Cooper (Leander - Rouse).

Five A&M-Commerce opponents in 2019 are ranked in the top 25 or receiving votes. Tarleton moved up to No. 4, Colorado State-Pueblo held steady at No. 9, and Midwestern State stayed at 16th. West Texas A&M and Eastern New Mexico are receiving votes. The Lions are the fourth-highest ranked team in Super Region Four.

 

A&M-Commerce has been ranked in 55 consecutive AFCA polls, dating back to the 2015 preseason poll. This is A&M-Commerce's 61st 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 110 times since joining Division II in 1981.

A&M-Commerce hosts CommUniverCity Day and Family Weekend on Saturday, September 21, when the Lions host Eastern New Mexico for a 6 p.m. kickoff in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams. Tickets for the game are available at the box office, online at WeAreLionsTix.com, or by calling (903) 468-8756.

2019 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll

September 16, 2019

Rank

School (1st votes)

Rec.

Pts.

Prev.

1.

Valdosta St. (Ga.) (31)

2-0

799

1

2.

Ferris St. (Mich.) (1)

2-0

768

2

3.

Minnesota St.

2-0

730

3

4.

Tarleton (Texas)

2-0

678

5

5.

Notre Dame (Ohio)

2-0

649

4

6.

Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)

2-0

637

6

7.

Northwest Missouri St.

2-0

614

7

8.

Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)

2-0

571

8

9.

Colorado St.-Pueblo

2-0

541

9

10.

Grand Valley St. (Mich.)

2-0

505

10

11.

Slippery Rock (Pa.)

2-0

465

11

12.

A&M-COMMERCE

2-0

415

12

13.

Minnesota-Duluth

2-0

401

13

14.

Indianapolis (Ind.)

2-0

378

15

15.

West Georgia

2-0

376

14

16.

Midwestern St. (Texas)

2-0

313

16

17.

Colorado School of Mines

2-0

293

17

18.

West Chester (Pa.)

2-0

218

19

19.

Wingate (N.C.)

2-0

214

18

20.

West Alabama

2-0

190

20

21.

Central Missouri

2-0

164

21

22.

Pittsburg St. (Kan.)

2-0

136

23

23.

Harding (Ark.)

1-1

84

22

24.

Indiana (Pa.)

2-0

81

24

25.

Bowie St. (Md.)

2-0

38

NR



Dropped Out: Fort Hays St. (Kan.) (25)

 

Others Receiving Votes: West Texas A&M, 31; Ashland (Ohio), 25; Florida Tech, 14; Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 10; Kutztown (Pa.), 10; St. Cloud State (Minn.), 8; Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 7; Eastern New Mexico, 5; Shepherd (W.Va.), 5; Colorado Mesa, 4; Southern Arkansas, 4; Virginia Union, 4; California (Pa.), 3; Missouri S&T, 3; Missouri Western St., 2; Truman St. (Mo.), 2; West Florida, 2; Fairmont St. (W.Va.), 1; Henderson St. (Ark.), 1; Ohio Dominican, 1.



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