Newberry College jumps to 22nd in D2Football.com poll


Newberry College jumps to 22nd in D2Football.com poll
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 | by Scarlet and gray in poll after defeating two consecutive ranked opponents

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The Newberry College football team is ranked 22nd in the latest D2Football.com national poll, which was released Tuesday morning.

Newberry (3-2, 2-0 South Atlantic Conference) returns to the D2F Top 25 after a two week break. The scarlet and gray have defeated two consecutive ranked opponents in Carson-Newman and Catawba to return to the national poll and a tie for the top spot in the SAC standings.

SAC opponent Wingate is 17th in the poll, while Carson-Newman is 16th. Newberry faces off against Wingate on October 11, and defeated Carson-Newman, 27-21 in overtime, on September 27.

Other Super Region 2 teams in the national poll include North Alabama (2nd), Valdosta State (8th), Delta State (10th) and Tuskegee (11th). Midwestern State, which defeated Newberry, 24-10, on September 20, is ranked 24th.

Newberry continues SAC play Saturday at Mars Hill. Kickoff at Meares Stadium in Mars Hill, N.C., is set for 2:30 p.m.

D2Football.com Media Poll
October 7, 2008

Rk Team Record
1 Grand Valley St. Univ. 5-0
2 Univ. of North Alabama 6-0
3 Abilene Christian Univ. 5-0
4 West Texas A&M Univ. 6-0
5 Northwest Missouri St. Univ. 5-1
6 Central Washington Univ. 5-1
7 Bloomsburg (Pa.) Univ. 6-0
8 Valdosta State Univ. 4-1
9 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth 6-0
10 Delta State Univ. 4-1
11 Tuskegee Univ. 5-0
12 California (Pa.) Univ. 5-1
13 Chadron State College 4-1
14 Pittsburg State Univ. 5-1
15 Indiana (Pa.) Univ. 4-1
16 Carson-Newman College 3-2
17 Wingate Univ. 6-0

18 Edinboro (Pa.) Univ. 5-1
19 West Virginia St. Univ. 5-0
20 Univ. of Central Missouri 5-1
21 Tarleton State Univ. 5-1
22 Newberry College 3-2
23 Seton Hill Univ. 6-0
24 Midwestern State Univ. 4-1
25 Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha 3-2