Newberry ranked 21st in D2Football.com Poll


Newberry ranked 21st in D2Football.com Poll
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 | by NC falls two spots in media poll

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College football team is ranked No. 21 in this week's D2Football.com Media Poll, which was released this morning. The ranking of 21st is a two spot drop from the preseason ranking.

Newberry (0-1) dropped a 14-9 decision to No. 1 Valdosta State on Saturday, breaking a 15-game home winning streak, which was the third longest active streak in Division II. Northwest Missouri State also lost Saturday, breaking a 17-game home winning streak and bringing two of the top three home streaks in D-II to a close.

Valdosta State remains in the top spot after defeating the scarlet and gray. The only other South Atlantic Conference team in the top 25 is No. 5 Carson-Newman, which hosts North Alabama, ranked 3rd by D2Football.com, in a nationally televised battle on Thursday night.

Newberry is idle this weekend and returns to the gridiron on Thursday, Sept. 11, against North Greenville University. The matchup against the Crusaders is set as Service Appreciation Night. For more information and tickets to the game, contact the Newberry College Athletic Ticket Office at (803) 321-5101 or tickets@newberry.edu.

D2Football.com Media Poll
Sept. 3, 2008

Rk Team Rec Prev
1 Valdosta St. Univ. 2-0 1
2 Grand Valley St. Univ. 0-0 2
3 Univ. of North Alabama 1-0 3
4 Abilene Christian Univ. 1-0 8
5 Carson-Newman College 1-0 5
6 California (Pa.) Univ. 1-0 6
7 Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha 0-0 7
8 West Texas A&M Univ. 1-0 9
9 Delta State Univ. 0-0 10
10 Central Washington Univ. 1-0 11
11 Chadron State College 1-0 12
12 Northwest Missouri St. Univ. 0-1 4
13 Shepherd Univ. 1-0 13
14 Pittsburg State Univ. 1-0 17
15 Tuskegee Univ. 0-0 16
16 Indiana (Pa.) Univ. 0-0 18
17 Washburn Univ. 1-0 22
18 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth 1-0 24
19 Saginaw Valley St. Univ. 0-0 23
20 Bloomsburg (Pa.) Univ. 1-0 NR
21 Newberry College 0-1 19
22 Tarleton State Univ. 1-0 NR
23 Mesa State College 0-1 21
24 Univ. of Central Missouri 1-0 NR
25 Southern Connecticut St. Univ. 1-0 NR