Star players are finally realizing just how much leverage they have, and for a change, few observers seem to mind when they start using it.
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AFCA Division II Coaches Poll
|RK||Team||Rec||Pts||Trend||Last Week||Next Week|
|1||Minnesota StateMNST(22)||9-0||0||—||vs Wayne State (NE) W 45-3||—|
|2||Northwest Missouri StateNWMS(9)||9-0||0||—||vs #8 Washburn W 52-21||—|
|3||Colorado State-PuebloCSUP(1)||9-0||0||—||vs Colorado Mesa W 34-6||—|
|4||Henderson StateHEN||9-0||0||—||@ Arkansas-Monticello W 37-21||—|
|5||Minnesota-DuluthMNDU||8-1||0||1||vs Minnesota-Crookston W 57-3||—|
|6||Pittsburg StatePIT||8-1||0||1||vs Northwestern Oklahoma State W 70-0||—|
|7||ShepherdSHE||8-0||0||2||@ Glenville State W 45-19||—|
|8||West ChesterWES||9-0||0||2||@ Cheyney W 66-14||—|
|9||Ohio DominicanODM||8-0||0||2||@ Tiffin W 18-0||—|
|10||Emporia StateEMP||8-0||0||4||@ #12 Missouri Western W 35-30||—|
|11||Winston-SalemWSSU||8-1||0||2||vs Shaw W 28-24||—|
|12||Midwestern StateMID||7-1||0||5||vs Menlo W 64-7||—|
|13||IndianapolisIND||8-1||0||5||@ St. Joseph's (IN) W 27-24||—|
|14||UNC PembrokeNCP||7-1||0||5||vs Tusculum W 60-20||—|
|15||WashburnWAS||8-1||0||7||@ #2 Northwest Missouri State L 52-21||—|
|16||BloomsburgBLO||8-1||0||11||vs Shippensburg L 34-18||—|
|17||St. Cloud StateSTC||8-1||0||4||@ Bemidji State W 45-6||—|
|18||Lenoir-RhyneLEN||8-1||0||4||vs #16 Carson-Newman W 37-3||—|
|19||Saginaw ValleySAG||8-1||0||4||@ Michigan Tech W 55-35||—|
|20||Slippery RockSRU||8-1||0||4||vs California (PA) W 35-17||—|
|21||NewberryNBY||8-1||0||4||vs Brevard College W 28-21||—|
|22||Missouri WesternMOW||7-2||0||10||vs #14 Emporia State L 35-30||—|
|23||TuskegeeTUS||8-1||0||NR||vs Central State W 41-10||—|
|24||North AlabamaNOR||6-2||0||NR||vs #20 West Alabama W 30-27||—|
|25||Carson-NewmanCNEW||7-2||0||9||@ #22 Lenoir-Rhyne L 37-3||—|
|Virginia StateVIR||6-1||0||NR||@ Chowan W 28-0||—|
Dropped from rankings: West Texas A&M 15, West Alabama 20