Indians finish season ranked No. 17 in D2Football.com, No. 18 in AFCA
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College football team has finished its season ranked in the Top 20 of two polls, coming in at No. 17 in the D2Football.com poll and No. 18 in the AFCA Division II Coaches' Poll, which were both released today.

The Indians, who finished the season with a 9-2 record, are one of only four teams in the AFCA Top 25 whose season has come to a close without a playoff berth. Southeast Region top seed Valdosta State is rankled eighth, while second-seeded North Alabama is 10th. Third seed Delta State is ninth and fourth seed Catawba 12th. Fifth seed Albany State and sixth seeded Shaw are listed as also receiving votes. Carson-Newman comes in at No. 11 in the poll.

Eight Newberry players earned all-South Atlantic Conference honors this year, as the Indians won the second most games in program history. The Indians have gone 20-4 in the last two seasons, and are have a 15-game winning streak at Setzler Field.

More information on the AFCA poll can be found here.

Founded in 1856, Newberry College is affiliated with the South Carolina, Southeastern, Florida-Bahamas, and Caribbean Synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Newberry is a proud member institution of the NCAA Division II and the South Atlantic Conference, a league comprised of eight colleges and universities in North and South Carolina and Tennessee.

American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll
November 13, 2007

Rank

School (1st votes)

Rec.

Pts.

Prev.

1.

Grand Valley St. Univ. (28)

10-0

700

1

2.

Chadron St. College

11-0

657

2

3.

Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha

10-0

651

3

4.

West Texas A&M Univ.

11-0

616

4

5.

Northwest Missouri St. Univ.

9-1

567

5

6.

California (Pa.) Univ.

11-0

548

6

7.

Univ. of North Dakota

9-1

528

7

8.

Valdosta St. Univ.

9-1

506

8

9.

Delta St. Univ.

9-1

478

9

10.

Univ. of North Alabama

9-1

453

10

11.

Carson-Newman College

10-1

414

11

12.

Catawba College

10-1

396