Albany State jumps to No. 16 in Division II poll

ALBANY — Albany State’s 24-12 victory against North Greenville on Saturday didn’t just avenge last season’s blowout loss in the playoffs.

It also caught the eyes of coaches around the nation.

The Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll was released Monday, and the Rams moved from No. 22 to No. 16.

Only Bloomsburg (Pa.), which improved from No. 25 to No. 19, moved up as many spots as the Rams, who received 253 points in the weekly poll.

“That was the last loss we had last season, so it felt good to win,” ASU coach Mike White said after Saturday’s victory. “But we are still just 1-0.”

With Valdosta State moving from No. 8 to No. 20 after its loss to Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), ASU is now the best-ranked team in the state.

North Greenville, which was ranked No. 23 before Saturday’s loss, dropped out of the Top 25.

Other teams from Albany State’s conference to receive votes were Fort Valley State (24 points), Miles (3) and Morehouse (1). Pittsburg St. (Kan.) remains the top-ranked team after defeating Northeastern St. (Okla.), 41-20.

Albany State’s next game is at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Wingate (N.C.).


Covingtonian 3 years, 2 months ago

Great to hear that the team moved up in the rankings now, if the athletic department can get someone to publish the roster so that those of us that are new to the program can identify some of the new players. We are getting ready for game two and have several transfers and freshmen on the team and friends and some family members don't even know their number. I visited my old almamater, Fort Valley and the athletic web site is up to date.


Covingtonian 3 years, 2 months ago

Thank You sir. Now if any of you out of towners would like to get the current roster on your own I'll save you some time. Go to ASU football web page, 2) click on the ncaa div II in football ,3) recent championship history, then read more, 4) schedule, 5) double click on Albany football stats and 6) roster/player stats.


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