Charlotte, NC (October 18, 2017) - Week 7 final scores shook up the CIAA Northern Division, but gained two teams national exposure. As announced Tuesday, Virginia State University ranks No. 21 while Bowie State University holds the No. 23 spot in the NCAA Division II American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) rankings.
Power houses No. 23 Bowie State and No. 21 Virginia State went head-to-head last Saturday in a Northern Division rival matchup. The Trojans proved their dominance with a 47-35 victory, which was aired nationally on live television via Aspire TV. Prior to this contest, the Trojans were not featured in the AFCA football rankings while Bowie State held the No. 14 spot.
The Trojans remain undefeated with a 6-0 overall record and moved to the No. 1 spot in the CIAA Northern Division. The Bulldogs slid to No. 3 in the North and now hold a 6-1 overall record.
BSU and VSU will resume CIAA play on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The Trojans will hit the road as they travel to face the Lions of Lincoln (PA) University. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. The Bulldogs will welcome the Virginia Union University Panthers for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff contest.
Rankings - AFCA Coaches
|1||Northwest Missouri State (34)||7-0||850||1|
|7||Grand Valley State||6-1||635||7|
|8||Fort Hays State||7-0||616||8|
|24||Eastern New Mexico||6-1||66||NR|
|25||Southeastern Oklahoma State||6-1||64||19|