September 19, 2011

Wildcats Ranked in Top 25

MARQUETTE, Mich. – The undefeated Northern Michigan football team entered the American Football Coaches Association Top 25 this week. The Wildcats are ranked No. 23 after defeating Northwood, 38-17 on Saturday in the Superior Dome. NMU is now 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

“It’s always nice to be ranked but it will mean a lot more towards the end of the season,” NMU head coach Bernie Anderson said.

The Wildcats travel to Ashland on Saturday (Sept. 24) to take on the 1-2 Eagles. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

NMU is 3-0 for the first time since 1997. The only other team ranked in the top 25 from the GLIAC is Wayne State. NMU and Wayne State face off in the Superior Dome on Oct. 1.

AFCA Top 25 Poll

Rank, School, Record, Points
1. NW Missouri St. (26) 3-0 722
2. North Alabama (2) 3-0 696
3. Shepherd (W.Va.) 3-0 603
4. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 3-0 584
5. Valdosta St. (Ga.) 3-0 562
6. Delta St. (Miss.) (1) 3-1 555
7. Nebraska-Kearney 3-0 542
8. Washburn (Kan.) 3-0 506
9. Wayne St. (Mich.) 3-0 475
10. Abilene Christian (Texas) 1-1 465
11. Minnesota-Duluth 2-1 464
12. Kutztown (Pa.) 3-0 402
13. Albany St. (Ga.) 2-1 355
14. Colorado St.-Pueblo 3-0 336
15. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) 3-0 321
16. Texas A&M-Kingsville 2-1 290
17. California (Pa.) 2-1 182
18. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 2-1 180
19. Edinboro (Pa.) 3-0 142
20. Central Missouri 2-1 130
21. West Texas A&M 1-1 120
22. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) 3-0 113
23. Northern Michigan 3-0 101
24. Bemidji St. (Minn.) 3-0 72
25T. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 2-1 68
25T. New Haven (Conn.) 2-1 68

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