Newberry football jumps to No. 20 in Poll

Newberry football jumps to No. 20 in Poll
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 | by Scarlet and gray move up two spots in off week

LIBERTY, Mo. - The Newberry College football team moved up to the No. 20 spot nationally in this week's Media Poll, which was released today.

Newberry (1-1 overall) had last weekend off following a 34-23 loss at Division I Football Championship Subdivision opponent Austin Peay. Newberry is 1-0 against Division II competition with the 31-24 win at Valdosta State to open the season.

The scarlet and gray are one of two South Atlantic Conference teams in the Top 25, with Catawba (3-0) ranked 12th in the country. Catawba has this week off after opening the season with wins against St. Augustine's, Fayetteville State and Livingstone.

Elsewhere in Super Region Two, the Gulf South Conference has three teams in the Top 25 (No. 3 North Alabama, No. 11 Delta State and No. 14 Valdosta State), while the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is represented by two teams (No. 22 Albany State and No. 23 Tuskegee).

Newberry plays NAIA opponent Cumberland (Tenn.) University in the team's home opener this Saturday. Kickoff at Setzler Field is set for 7 p.m. Call (803) 321-5101 for ticket information or email Media Poll
September 15, 2009

RankSchoolRecordLast Week
1.Grand Valley State University3-01
2.Abilene Christian University3-02
3.University of North Alabama3-03
4.Central Washington University3-06
5.Bloomsburg (Pa.) University3-05
6.Northwest Missouri State University2-17
7.Texas A&M University - Kingsville3-08
8.Minnesota State University - Mankato3-09
9.University of Minnesota - Duluth2-110
10.Pittsburg State University2-14
11.Delta State University1-111
12.Catawba College3-012
13.Indiana (Pa.) University3-015
14.Valdosta State University1-114
15.Ashland University2-117
16.Chadron State College2-116
17.Wayne State (Neb.) College3-020
18.University of Central Missouri3-018
19.Tarleton State University3-023
21.Saginaw Valley State University2-113
22.Albany State University3-025
23.Tuskegee University2-124
24.Missouri Western State University3-0NR
25.Washburn University3-0NR