Newberry College ranked 20th in D2Football.com Poll


Newberry College ranked 20th in D2Football.com Poll
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 | by Scarlet and gray rise three spots from last week

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College football team has achieved a ranking of 20th nationally in this week's D2Football.com Media Poll, which was released today. Newberry was ranked 23rd in the poll last week.

Newberry (1-1) jumped three spots in the poll following an impressive 41-3 victory over North Greenville at Setzler Field last Thursday. Newberry is now 9-0 in the all-time series against NGU. The scarlet and gray now rank in the top five nationally in scoring defense and sacks per game following the win.

NC is one of three South Atlantic Conference teams ranked in the Top 25 by D2Football.com and will face the other two ranked league opponents in the next three weeks.

Newberry opens SAC play at home on September 27 against Carson-Newman College, which is ranked eighth nationally this week. On October 4, Newberry will host Catawba College for homecoming. Catawba is ranked 23rd in this week's D2Football.com poll.

The scarlet and gray hit the road this week for a matchup with Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Kickoff from Wichita Falls Memorial Stadium on Saturday is slated for 8 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. local). Fans can listen to the game live on WKDK-AM 1240 in Newberry County and on the internet at www.WKDK.com or www.RedZoneMedia.com.

D2Football.com Media Poll
September 16, 2008

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