#1 UNA vs. #2 DSU

(Courtesy M. Matthews/RoarLions.com)

The top-ranked University of North Alabama Lions will take on the second-ranked and GSC rival Delta State Statesmen Thursday night in Braly Stadium.

From the AFCA:

The Top 10 remained relatively unchanged, but losses to five Top 25 teams this past weekend caused a shakeup in the bottom half of the AFCA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. North Alabama still sits at No. 1, receiving 28 of a possible 29 first place votes, after the Lions handed Arkansas Tech a 44-10 loss. Delta State (Miss.) and Bloomsburg (Pa.) flip-flop positions this week with the Statesmen moving to No. 2 after a 34-20 win over Arkansas-Monticello. Bloomsburg (Pa.) is No. 3 this week after moving its record to 6-0 following a 45-10 victory over Cheyney (Pa.). No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney and No. 5 Washburn (Kan.) round out the Top 5.

Losses to Albany St. (Ga.), Shepherd (W.Va.), Central Missouri, Hillsdale (Mich.) and Edinboro (Pa.), made room for five new teams to enter the Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. West Virginia Wesleyan is 6-0 on the season and comes in at No. 21 after a 45-44 overtime victory over then-No. 14 Shepherd (W.Va.). No. 22 West Alabama enters the poll for the first time this season after a 38-10 win over Southern Arkansas, while Bemidji State (Minn.) re-enters the poll at No. 23 after a two-week layoff. Wayne State (Neb.) enters at No. 24 for the first time this season while No. 25 Mars Hill (N.C.) enters the AFCA Top 25 for the first time since September 25, 2007.

Read More: AFCA.com

About Andy Davis, Editor 145 Articles
Andy Davis is a freelance writer and owner of Singing River Media. A UNA graduate (Class of ’96), Andy has been a die-hard Lions fan since the 80’s and was a member of the Pride of Dixie Marching Band during the championship run of the early 90’s. He also covers the Gulf South Conference for D2Football.com and is the owner/editor of SECBeyond.com.

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