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Three MIAA squads in preseason AFCA top 25

Kansas City, Mo. – Northwest Missouri tops the AFCA Preseason Football Poll and are joined by two other MIAA teams in the top 25.

Pittsburg State is ranked ninth in the poll with Emporia State picked in a tie for 22nd overall. Central Missouri, Missouri Western and Washburn all received votes in the poll which was released today.

The MIAA season is set to kick-off with five games on Thursday, Sept. 4.
2014 American Football Coaches Association Preseason Division II Coaches’ Poll – August 18, 2014

Rank School (1st votes) 2013 Rec. Pts. Prev.* Season Opener Head Coach
1. Northwest Missouri State (31) 15-0 799 1 Sept. 4 vs. Nebraska-Kearney Adam Dorrel
2. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 12-3 725 3 Sept. 4 at No. 22 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) Matt Mitchell
3. Minnesota Duluth 11-2 634 8 Sept. 6 vs. Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.) Curt Wiese
4. Colorado St.-Pueblo 11-1 619 7 Sept. 4 vs. No. 11 West Texas A&M John Wristen
5. North Alabama 10-3 589 10 Sept. 13 at Mississippi College Bobby Wallace
6. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 13-2 538 2 Sept. 6 vs. Point (Ga.) Ian Shields
7. Minnesota State 11-1 530 6 Sept. 4 vs. No. 15 St. Cloud State (Minn.) Todd Hoffner
8. Henderson State (Ark.) (1) 11-1 523 13 Sept. 6 at Southern Nazarene (Okla.) Scott Maxfield
9. Pittsburg State (Kan.) 10-2 522 19 Sept. 6 vs. Northeastern St. (Okla.) Tim Beck
10. West Chester (Pa.) 13-2 477 4 Sept. 6 at New Haven (Conn.) Bill Zwaan
11. West Texas A&M 11-3 407 11 Sept. 4 at No. 4 Colorado St.-Pueblo Mike Nesbitt
12. Shepherd (W.Va.) 11-1 393 9 Sept. 6 at West Liberty (W.Va.) Monte Cater
13. Ohio Dominican 10-1 390 12 Sept. 6 vs. Malone (Ohio) Bill Conley
14. Winston-Salem State (N.C.) 10-2 389 14 Sept. 6 vs. No. 21 North Carolina-Pembroke Kienus Boulware
15. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 12-2 350 5 Sept. 4 at No. 7 Minnesota St.-Mankato Scott Underwood
16. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 10-3 333 17 Sept. 4 vs. Edinboro (Pa.) Ken Sparks
17. Tarleton State (Texas) 7-3 266 NR Sept. 13 at No. 11 West Texas A&M Cary Fowler
18. Indianapolis (Ind.) 10-2 229 18 Sept. 6 at Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.) Bob Bartolomeo
19. Delta State. (Miss.) 7-3 206 NR Sept. 6 at Fort Valley St. (Ga.) Todd Cooley
20. Indiana (Pa.) 9-2 167 24 Sept. 6 vs. St. Augustine’s (N.C.) Curt Cignetti
21. North Carolina-Pembroke 9-2 140 15 Sept. 6 at No. 14 Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) Shane Richardson
22t. Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 10-2 133 NR Sept. 4 vs. No. 2 Grand Valley St. (Mich.) Victor Santa Cruz
22t. Emporia State (Kan.) 9-2 133 20 Sept. 4 vs. Missouri Southern St. Garin Higgins
24. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 10-2 103 16 Sept. 6 at Stonehill (Mass.) Paul Darragh
25. Tuskegee (Ala.) 8-3 98 25 Sept. 6 vs. Alabama A&M Willie Slater

*– Ranking in final AFCA Division II Poll of 2013

Others Receiving Votes: Saginaw Valley State (Mich.), 87; Central Missouri, 82; West Alabama, 67; Valdosta State (Ga.), 59; American International (Mass.), 51; Ferris State (Mich.), 41; California (Pa.), 38; Missouri Western State, 38; Albany State (Ga.), 32; Midwestern State (Texas), 31; Harding (Ark.), 27; Colorado School of Mines, 20; Newberry (S.C.), 20; Concord (W.Va.), 19; East Stroudsburg (Pa.), 19; Slippery Rock (Pa.), 13; Eastern New Mexico, 12; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 9; Winona State (Minn.), 9; Fayetteville State (N.C.), 7; Sioux Falls (S.D.), 7; Truman State (Mo.), 5; Findlay (Ohio), 3; Miles (Ala.), 3; Chadron State (Neb.), 2; Michigan Tech, 2; Washburn (Kan.), 2; West Georgia, 2.

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