CLEVELAND (GoStatesmen.com) – Delta State University climbed to 12th in the American Football Coaches Association and to 13th in the D2Football.com Top 25 Polls on Tuesday following Saturday's 33-28 win over then No. 3 North Alabama. The Statesmen made the biggest move in the AFCA poll jumping seven spots from No. 19 while moving five spots from No. 18 in the D2Football.com poll.
Minnesota State-Mankato and Minnesota-Duluth occupy the top two spots in both polls. Lenior-Rhyne and Ferris State are ranked third and fourth in the AFCA poll while the two schools traded positions in D2Football.com.
As for Gulf South Conference schools, North Alabama fell to 15th in the AFCA and 14th in D2Football.com while Valdosta State is 18th in D2Football.com. VSU and West Georgia received votes in the AFCA poll
Delta State is 7-1 overall and 5-1 in the GSC, heading into Saturday's 2 p.m. contest against Concordia (Ala.) College at Parker Field-McCool Stadium. Fans can also listen to the game on the Statesmen Sports Network on 107.5 (Cleveland) and 101.1 FM (Grenada) and on gostatesmen.com with Matt Jones, Mark Williams and Phillip Tang calling the action.
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