October 21, 2009

Bloomsburg Football Continues Rise in National Polls

BLOOMSBURG -- The Bloomsburg University football team moved up to third place in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and D2football.com top 25 polls this week after a 28-6 victory over Cheyney on Saturday.

The Bloomsburg defense continued its dominance over opponents, giving up just 9.9 points per game, which ranks first in all of Division II. Bloomsburg is also 13th in the nation in total yards allowed (268.63). Senior defensive end Justin Presley (Philadelphia/George Washington) has seven sacks for the Huskies, who are 10th in the country in sacks (3.25). Senior linebacker Anthony Smith (Pottstown/Pottstown) is 24th in Division II in tackles with 10 per game.

The Huskies (8-0, 5-0) will host conference foe Shippensburg during Parents Weekend this Saturday at 2:35 p.m.



AFCA Division II Coaches' Poll

Rank School Rec. Pts. Prev.
1. North Alabama 8-0 625 2
2. Central Washington 8-0 592 3
3. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 8-0 567 4
4. Northwest Missouri St. 7-1 544 5
5. Minnesota St.-Mankato 8-0 525 6
6. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 7-1 492 8
7. Minnesota-Duluth 7-1 475 9
8. Albany St. (Ga.) 7-0 427 10
9. Abilene Christian (Texas) 7-1 425 1
10. Charleston (W. Va.) 8-0 411 11
11. Tarleton St. (Texas) 7-1 368 13
12. Missouri Western St. 7-1 348 15
13. Nebraska-Kearney 7-1 315 16
14. Texas A&M-Kingsville 7-1 274 7
15. North Carolina-Pembroke 6-1 240 17
16. Washburn (Kan.) 6-2 207 20
17. Midwestern St. (Texas) 6-2 193 22
18. West Liberty (W. Va.) 7-1 151 21
19. Tuskegee (Ala.) 5-2 143 19
20. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 6-2 118 25
21. Central Missouri 6-2 117 14
22. Wayne St. (Neb.) 6-2 109 24
23. Edinboro (Pa.) 6-2 99 12
24. California (Pa.) 6-2 97 NR
25. Hillsdale (Pa.) 6-2 72 NR
         

D2Football.com Media Poll

Rank Team Prev. Rec.
1. North Alabama 2 8-0
2. Central Washington 3 8-0
3. Bloomsburg 4 8-0
4. Northwest Missouri 5 7-1
5. Minnesota State 7 8-0
6. Minnesota-Duluth 8 7-1
7. Grand Valley 9 7-1
8. Albany State 10 7-0
9. Abilene Christian 1 7-1
10. Charleston 11 8-0
11. Nebraska-Kearney 12 7-1
12. Missouri Western 13 7-1
13. Tarleton State 14 7-1
14. Texas A&M-Kingsville 6 7-1
15. Carson-Newman 17 6-2
16. Saginaw Valley 18 6-2
17. Wayne State (Ne) 20 6-2
18. California 23 6-2
19. Washburn 22 6-2
20. Tuskegee 21 5-2
21. Central Missouri 16 6-2
22. UNC Pembroke 25 6-1
23. Midwestern State NR 6-2
24. Hillsdale NR 6-2
25. West Liberty NR 7-1



Polls as of 10/19/09