Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
Following a loss by Pittsburg State and with a victory over Colorado School of Mines, the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves emerged as the No. 1 team at the Division II level on Monday.
The CSU-Pueblo TunderWolves (7-0) moved into the No. 1 spot in the latest AFCA/USA Today Division II Coaches' Poll on Monday morning following a 35-21 weekend victory over the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers on Saturday. Former No. 1 Pittsburg State (5-1) lost to then-No. 7 Northwest Missouri State (now No. 5).
CSU-Pueblo received 23 of 30 first-place votes, six going to No. 2 Winston-Salem State (N.C.) and one to Northwest Missouri State. This is the second time the ThunderWolves have reached No. 1 in the nation.
On Saturday, CSU-Pueblo will host Black Hills State (S.D.).
Here is the complete top 25 (.pdf):
|2||Winston-Salem St. (N.C.)||7-0||3|
|3||New Haven (Conn.)||6-0||5|
|5||Northwest Missouri St.||6-1||7|
|7t||Pittsburg St. (Kan.)||5-1||1|
|10||Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)||6-0||11|
|11||Henderson St. (Ark.)||7-0||12|
|12||Midwestern St. (Tex.)||5-1||13|
|15||Saginaw Valley St. (Pa.)||6-1||17|
|16||Missouri Western St.||6-1||4|
|17||West Texas A&M||6-1||20|
|18t||Emporia St. (Kan.)||7-0||21|
|23||Sioux Falls (S.D.)||6-1||NR|
|24||Grand Valley St. (Mich.)||5-2||14|