UWA jumps to 8 in poll

Published 1:35 pm Monday, October 14, 2013

On the heels of its 49-30 victory over then No. 1 Valdosta State, West Alabama climbed six places to No. 8 in the American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll.

Minnesota State-Mankato (6-0) moved into the top spot in the rankings after defeating a 2-4 Augustana football team, 20-10. Valdosta State dropped to 12th.

West Alabama’s eight-spot jump was the largest leap in this week’s poll, while Indiana (Pa.) fell 15 spots to 22nd following a 42-16 loss to Slippery Rock to record the largest drop.

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