September 16, 2008

Huskies Move Up in National Rankings

BLOOMSBURG-The Bloomsburg University football team moved up in the national rankings of two organizations. The Huskies are now ranked 10th in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and 12th in the D2Football.com Top 25 Media Poll.

Bloomsburg, 3-0, moved up one spot in the AFCA poll from last week after defeating Mercyhurst College 24-0 on Saturday. The shutout was the first for the Huskies since 2005. In the D2Football.com poll, Bloomsburg moved up two spots going from number 14 to 12th in the country.

Valdosta State remains at the top spot for both the AFCA Coaches' Poll and the D2Football.com poll.

The Huskies, 3-0, have won eight straight dating back to last year. Bloomsburg will host Kutztown University (1-2) on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adult and $3 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are free. Gates at the newly renovated Redman Stadium open at 11:30 a.m.



American Football Coaches Association Poll
Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Last Week
1. Valdosta St.(Ga.)(21) 2-0 642 1 Southern Arkansas (postponed-weather)  
2. Grand Valley St. (Mich.)(2) 2-0 622 2 D. No. 25 Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 36-0  
3. North Alabama (1) 3-0 597 3 D. Henderson St. (Ark.), 45-20  
4. Abilene Christian (Texas)(2) 2-0 575 4 D. Texas A&M-Commerce, 45-14  
5. Nebraska-Omaha 2-0 549 5 D. Emporia St. (Kan.), 41-20  
6. West Texas A&M 3-0 503 6 D. Azusa Pacific (Calif.), 75-13  
7. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) 3-0 471 7 D. Missouri Southern St., 21-14  
8. Central Washington 3-0 442 8 D. Western Oregon, 31-24  
9. Northwest Missouri St. 2-1 426 9 D. Missouri Western St., 42-35  
10. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 3-0 419 11 D. Mercyhurst (Pa.), 24-0  
11. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 2-1 388 12 D. Bentley (Mass.), 59-18  
12. Indiana (Pa.) 2-0 359 13 D. Millersville (Pa.), 63-3
13. Tuskegee (Ala.) 2-0 298 14 D. Benedict (S.C.), 37-14  
14. California (Pa.) 2-1 286 16 D. Lake Erie (Ohio), 54-0
15. Minnesota-Duluth 3-0 284 15 D. Southwest Minnesota St., 43-21  
16. Tarleton St. (Texas) 3-0 242 19 D. East Central (Okla.), 38-6  
17. Delta St. (Miss.) 1-1 235 17 D. Arkansas-Monticello, 37-31  
18. Chadron St. (Neb.) 2-1 190 20 D. Adams St. (Colo.), 37-26  
19. Albany St. (Ga.) 3-0 162 21 D. Kentucky St., 41-27  
20. Central Missouri 3-0 154 24 D. Truman St. (Mo.), 31-28  
21. Newberry (S.C.) 1-1 147 22 D. North Greenville (S.C.), 41-3  
22. Shepherd (W.Va.) 2-1 110 10 Lost to Glenville St. (W.Va.), 21-14  
23. Edinboro (Pa.) 3-0 104 NR D. C.W. Post (N.Y.), 31-7  
24. Ferris St. (Mich.) 3-0 56 NR D. Findlay (Ohio), 14-0  
25. Washburn (Kan.) 2-1 30 18 Lost to Fort Hays St. (Kan.), 17-7  


2008 D2Football.com Top 25 Media Poll

September 16, 2008

Rank Team Record
1 Valdosta State 2-0
2 Grand Valley 2-0
3 North Alabama 3-0
4 Abilene Christian 2-0
5 Nebraska-Omaha 2-0
6 West Texas A&M 3-0
7 Central Washington 3-0
8 Carson-Newman 2-1
9 Northwest Missouri 2-1
10 Pittsburg State 3-0
11 Tuskegee 2-0
12 Bloomsburg 3-0
13 IUP 2-0
14 Delta State 1-1
15 Minnesota-Duluth 3-0
16 California 2-1
17 Chadron State 2-1
18 Tarleton State 3-0
19 Central Missouri 3-0
20 Newberry 1-1
21 Shepherd 2-1
22 Washburn 2-1
23 Catawba 2-1
24 Albany State 3-0
25 Edinboro 3-0