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College Football Rankings, Week 8: CSU-Pueblo new No. 1 in D-II Coaches Poll

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.

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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):

Rank Team Record Prev.
1 CSU-Pueblo 7-0 2
2 Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) 7-0 3
3 New Haven (Conn.) 6-0 5
4 Blooomsburg (Pa.) 7-0 6
5 Northwest Missouri St. 6-1 7
6 Ashland (Ohio) 7-0 8
7t Minnesota-Duluth 6-1 9
7t Pittsburg St. (Kan.) 5-1 1
9 Minnesota St.-Mankato 7-0 10
10 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 6-0 11
11 Henderson St. (Ark.) 7-0 12
12 Midwestern St. (Tex.) 5-1 13
13 Shippensburg (Pa.) 7-0 16
14 California (Pa.) 6-1 15
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
18t Washburn (Kan.) 6-1 19
20 Indiana (Pa.) 6-1 22
21 Miles (Ala.) 6-1 NR
22 Michigan Tech 5-1 NR
23 Sioux Falls (S.D.) 6-1 NR
24 Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 5-2 14
25 Harding (Ark.) 5-1 23