September 29, 2009

Bloomsburg Football Ranked Top Five Nationally

BLOOMSBURG-The Bloomsburg University football team remains ranked in the top five nationally in two major top 25 polls after last Saturday's 28-14 win over C.W. Post.

The Huskies (5-0, 2-0) are ranked fourth in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Poll and fifth in the D2Football.com Media Poll. The Bloomsburg defense has dominated opponents this season, giving up just 10.0 points per game, which ranks first in the PSAC and is sixth in all of Division II. BU is also 22nd in total yards allowed (274.6), 17th in rushing yards allowed (84.8) and tied for 11th in redzone defense (51.7%).

Bloomsburg hosts conference opponent Millersville in their second night game this season.



AFCA Division II Coaches' Poll

Rank. School (1st votes) Rec. Pts Prev.
1. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (24) 5-0 624 1
2. Abilene Christian (Texas) 5-0 587 2
3. North Alabama (1) 5-0 578 3
4. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 5-0 544 4
5. Central Washington 5-0 534 5
6. Northwest Missouri St. 4-1 495 6
7. Minnesota St.-Mankato 5-0 467 7
8. Minnesota-Duluth 4-1 454 8
9. Texas A&M-Kingsville 5-0 433 10
10. Albany St. (Ga.) 4-0 369 12
11. Tarleton St. (Texas) 5-0 355 14
12. Missouri Western St. 5-0 344 18
13. Tuskegee (Ala.) 4-1 288 16
14. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 4-0 273 21
15. Charleston (W.Va.) 5-0 258 20
16. Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.) 4-1 255 19
17. Washburn (Kan.) 4-1 180 NR
18. Wayne St. (Neb.) 4-1 178 22
19. Edinboro (Pa.) 4-1 163 24
20. Central Missouri 4-1 158 11
21. Catawba (N.C.) 3-1 88 13
22. Wayne St. (Mich.) 4-1 84 NR
23. Midwestern St. (Texas) 4-1 71 17
24. Hillsdale (Mich.) 4-1 64 NR
25. Delta St. (Miss.) 2-2 49 9

D2Football.com Media Poll

Rank Team Last Week Record
1 Grand Valley 1 5-0
2 Abilene Christian 2 5-0
3 North Alabama 3 5-0
4 Central Washington 4 5-0
5 Bloomsburg 5 5-0
6 Northwest Missouri 6 4-1
7 Texas A&M-Kingsville 7 5-0
8 Minnesota State 8 5-0
9 Minnesota-Duluth 9 4-1
10 Missouri Western 15 5-0
11 Tarleton State 14 5-0
12 Albany State 17 4-0
13 Saginaw Valley 18 4-1
14 Ouachita Baptist NR 4-0
15 Wayne State (Ne) 20 4-1
16 Charleston 25 5-0
17 Tuskegee 22 4-1
18 Nebraska-Kearney 24 4-1
19 Washburn NR 4-1
20 Delta State 10 2-2
21 Central Missouri 13 4-1
22 Edinboro NR 4-1
23 Catawba 11 3-1
24 Hillsdale NR 4-1
25 Midwestern State 4-1 4-1



Polls as of 9/29/09