Tarleton State Moves Up to No. 22 in AFCA Poll

Tarleton State Athletics
Tarleton State Athletics

Waco, TX – The Tarleton State football team moved up to No. 22 in this week’s American Football Coaches Association Poll that was released Monday afternoon.

The Texans (3-0, 2-0 LSC) are coming off a 41-34 double overtime win over NCAA Division I FCS Member Abilene Christian this past Saturday. The Texan football team, which debuted in the AFCA Poll at No. 25 last week, is 3-0 to start the season for the first time since 2009.

Valdosta State (3-0) opened the season ranked No. 1 and managed to keep that same ranking for a fourth consecutive week after defeating Angelo State, 37-3, this past Saturday. Minnesota State-Mankato (4-0) and Northwest Missouri (4-0) round out the top three, respectively.

Lone Star Conference foe West Texas A&M (4-0) came in at No. 4 again this week, while Midwestern State (2-1) dropped out of the poll.

The Texans will travel to Blackwater Draw, N.M., this Saturday to face Eastern New Mexico. Kickoff between the Texans and Greyhounds is set for 3 p.m. (CST).

AFCA Division II Poll Through Sept. 29
Record Pts Pvs
1. Valdosta State (Ga.) (30) 3-0 793 1
2. Minnesota State-Mankato (2) 4-0 765 2
3. Northwest Missouri State 4-0 727 3
4. West Texas A&M 4-0 700 4
5. Colorado State-Pueblo 4-0 670 5
6. Missouri Western State 4-0 648 6
7. Indiana (Pa.) 4-0 595 7
8. Henderson State (Ark.) 4-0 573 8
9. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 4-0 529 11
10. Pittsburg State (Kan.) 4-0 514 12
11. Minnesota-Duluth 3-1 438 13
12. Shepherd (W.Va.) 4-0 413 14
13. UNC-Pembroke 4-0 391 16
14. West Alabama 3-1 359 15
15. Washburn (Kan.) 4-0 309 18
16. Winston-Salem State (N.C.) 3-1 290 17
17. West Chester (Pa.) 4-0 266 19
18. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 4-0 240 20
19. Chadron State (Neb.) 3-1 169 21
20. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 3-1 163 10
21. Indianapolis (Ind.) 3-1 138 22
22. Tarleton State (Texas) 3-0 129 25
23. Ohio Dominican 4-0 124
24. Emporia State (Kan.) 4-0 114 24
25. Grand Valley State (Mich.) 3-1 113 9

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