Newberry jumps four spots to No. 16 in D2Football.com Poll


Newberry jumps four spots to No. 16 in D2Football.com Poll
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 | by Scarlet and gray one of two SAC teams ranked entering conference play

LIBERTY, Mo. - The Newberry College football team moved up four spots to No. 16 nationally in this week's D2Football.com Media Poll, which was released today.

Newberry moved to 2-1 overall this week, defeating Cumberland (Tenn.) University, 20-3, in the home opener on Saturday night. Newberry held the Bulldogs' offense to 80 total yards, marking the first time Newberry has held its opponent under 100 total yards since 2001.

The scarlet and gray are one of two South Atlantic Conference teams ranked in the Top 25 in this week's poll. Catawba College (3-0) moved up one spot to No. 11 after taking last week off. Catawba hosts Mars Hill this Saturday.

Elsewhere in Super Region Two, the Gulf South Conference is represented by only two teams this week, as Valdosta State dropped out of the poll following a loss at Ouachita Baptist. North Alabama is still ranked third nationally with a 4-0 record and Delta State moved up one spot to 10th nationally with a 2-1 record. The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference also has two teams in the Top 25 with Albany State moving up five spots to 17th nationally with a 3-0 record and Tuskegee moving up one spot to 22nd nationally with a 3-1 record.

Newberry opens conference play against unranked Carson-Newman (2-2 overall) this Saturday. Kickoff at C-N's Burke-Tarr Stadium in Jefferson City, Tenn., is set for 1 p.m. For ticket information, contact the Carson-Newman ticket office at (865) 471-3396.

D2Football.com Media Poll
September 22, 2009

RankTeamRecordLast Week
1.Grand Valley State University4-01
2.Abilene Christian University4-02
3.University of North Alabama4-03
4.Central Washington University4-04
5.Bloomsburg (Pa.) University4-05
6.Northwest Missouri State University3-16
7.Texas A&M University - Kingsville4-07
8.Minnesota State University - Mankato4-08
9.University of Minnesota - Duluth3-19
10.Delta State University2-111
11.Catawba College3-012
12.Ashland University3-115
13.University of Central Missouri4-018
14.Tarleton State University4-019
15.Missouri Western State University4-024
16.NEWBERRY COLLEGE2-120
17.Albany State University3-022
18.Saginaw Valley State University3-121
19.Pittsburg State University2-210
20.Wayne State (Neb.) College3-117
21.Midwestern State University4-0NR
22.Tuskegee University3-123
23.Indiana (Pa.) University3-113
24.University of Nebraska - Kearney3-1NR
25.University of Charleston (W. Va.)4-0NR