Wolves ranked 24th in AFCA Division II Coaches Poll


Wolves ranked 24th in AFCA Division II Coaches Poll
Monday, September 24, 2012 | by Newberry in top 25 of coaches poll for first time since 2008

WACO, Texas - For the first time since 2008, the Newberry College Wolves are ranked in the top 25 of the American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches Poll, achieving a rank of No. 24 as announced by the organization Monday.

The Wolves are 4-0 overall and 2-0 in South Atlantic Conference play following a 47-22 win over Carson-Newman on Saturday. Newberry is the only remaining undefeated team in Super Region Two entering this Saturday's game at Mars Hill.

This is Newberry's 23rd appearance in the poll, which was first released beginning in the 2000 season. The scarlet and gray were last featured in the AFCA poll on October 7, 2008, also the week of the Mars Hill game that season. The Wolves are 15-7 all-time when ranked in the AFCA poll.

Newberry is one of only two Super Region Two teams in the AFCA Top 25, behind No. 19 West Alabama (3-1). The Wolves are the first SAC team to reach the Top 25 in the AFCA poll this season.

The Wolves are currently on a five-game winning streak, which is tied for the sixth-longest active streak in Division II.

AFCA Division II Coaches Poll
as of September 24, 2012

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev.
1. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) (29) 4-0 749 1
2. Minnesota-Duluth 4-0 716 2
3. Colorado St.-Pueblo 4-0 680 3
4. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 4-0 649 4
5. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) (1) 4-0 627 5
6. California (Pa.) 4-0 600 6
7. Missouri Western St. 4-0 568 7
8. New Haven (Conn.) 4-0 547 8
9. Humboldt St. (Calif.) 4-0 490 10
10. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 4-0 484 11
11. Northwest Missouri St. 3-1 441 12
12. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 3-0 392 13
13. Ashland (Ohio) 4-0 375 17
14. Midwestern St. (Texas) 2-1 340 15
15. Minnesota St.-Mankato 4-0 297 22
16. Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.) 3-1 245 20
17. Henderson St. (Ark.) 4-0 232 24
18. Wayne St. (Mich.) 2-1 186 21
19. West Alabama 3-1 181 23
20. Washburn (Kan.) 3-1 155 9
21. Shippensburg (Pa.) 4-0 150 NR
22. Indiana (Pa.) 3-1 147 14
23. West Texas A&M 3-1 106 25
24. Newberry (S.C.) 4-0 68 NR
25. Sioux Falls (S.D.) 4-0 57 NR