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USF Ranked #22 in Division II Poll

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WACO, TEX.(Nov. 5, 2012)– BODY {scrollbar-base-color:undefined;scrollbar-highlight-color:undefined;scrollbar-darkshadow-color:undefined;scrollbar-track-color:undefined;scrollbar-arrow-color:undefined} The University of Sioux Falls (8-2, 8-2 NSIC, 4-2 NSIC South) is ranked No. 22 in the latest American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) DII poll. Receiving 123 votes Monday, the Cougars enjoy their fourth straight week in the polls.

The 22nd-ranked Cougars slipped five spots after falling on the road to sixth-ranked Minnesota State, Mankato by a score of 27-13.

USF is one of three NSIC members currently ranked in the poll. Minnesota State, Mankato (10-0) maintained their No. 6 standing (590 points) after defeating USF on Saturday. Minnesota-Duluth (9-1) slipped from No. 9 to No. 10, following a 53-14 victory against the University of Mary.

The Cougars will close out the regular season at home on Saturday against Wayne State (6-4, 6-4 NSIC). Kick-off is scheduled for noon.

2012 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll – November 5, 2012

Rank    School (1st votes)      Rec.     Pts.      Prev.   Week Ten       Next Game

            1.         Colorado St.-Pueblo (23)         10-0     743      1          D. New Mexico Highlands, 31-17       Nov. 10 at Western St. (Colo.)

            2.         Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) (6)   10-0     721      2          D. Fayetteville St. (N.C.), 41-8            Nov. 10 vs. Elizabeth City St. (N.C.)

            3.         New Haven (Conn.)     9-0       683      3          D. American International (Mass.), 37-6       Nov. 10 vs. American International (Mass.)

            4.         Northwest Missouri St. (1)      9-1       650      4          D. No. 20 Emporia St. (Kan.), 55-10    Nov. 10 vs. No. 11 Missouri Western St.

            5.         Ashland (Ohio)            10-0     626      5          D. Tiffin (Ohio), 49-21 Nov. 10 vs. Notre Dame (Ohio)

            6.         Minnesota State        10-0     590      6          D. No. 17 Sioux Falls (S.D.), 27-13     Nov. 10 vs. Upper Iowa 

            7.         Shippensburg (Pa.)      10-0     565      7          D. Cheyney (Pa.), 61-9            Nov. 10 at No. 13 Indiana (Pa.)

            8.         Henderson St. (Ark.)    9-0       511      8          Idle      Nov. 10 vs. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)

            9.         Midwestern St. (Texas)           8-1       500      10        D. No. 12 West Texas A&M, 52-48     Nov. 10 vs. West Georgia

            10.       Minnesota-Duluth     9-1       487      9          D. Mary (N.D.), 53-14 Nov. 10 vs. Northern St. (S.D.)

            11.       Missouri Western St.  9-1       450      11        D. No. 25 Washburn (Kan.), 56-28      Nov. 10 at No. 4 Northwest Missouri St.

            12.       Bloomsburg (Pa.)        9-1       408      13        D. West Chester (Pa.), 24-23  Nov. 10 at Slippery Rock (Pa.)

            13.       Indiana (Pa.)    9-1       390      14        D. Gannon (Pa.), 38-35           Nov. 10 vs. No. 7 Shippensburg (Pa.)

            14.       Harding (Ark.) 8-1       359      16        D. Southeastern Oklahoma St., 31-9  Nov. 10 vs. Southwestern Oklahoma St.

            15.       Grand Valley St. (Mich.)         8-2       286      19        D. Wayne St. (Mich.), 35-13   Nov. 10 at Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)

            16.       Tuskegee (Ala.)           8-1       273      23        D. No. 15 Miles (Ala.), 27-17  Nov. 10 vs. Fort Valley St. (Ga.)

            17.       West Texas A&M        8-2       270      12        Lost to No. 10 Midwestern St. (Texas), 52-48            Nov. 10 at Texas A&M-Commerce

            18.       Valdosta St. (Ga.)        8-2       236      24        D. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 38-31         Regular Season Complete

            19.       Indianapolis (Ind.)       8-2       168      NR       D. Delta St. (Miss.), 33-18       Nov. 10 at Urbana (Ohio)

            20.       Missouri S&T   9-1       150      NR       D. St. Joseph's (Ind.), 41-22     Nov. 10 at South Dakota Mines

            21.       Chadron St. (Neb.)      8-2       127      NR       D. Fort Lewis (Colo.), 45-20    Nov. 10 vs. Colorado School of Mines

            22.       Sioux Falls (S.D.)         8-2       123      17        Lost to No. 6 Minnesota St.-Mankato, 27-13            Nov. 10 vs. Wayne St. (Neb.)

            23.       Miles (Ala.)     8-2       117      15        Lost to No. 23 Tuskegee (Ala.), 27-17 Regular Season Complete

            24.       Carson-Newman (Tenn.)         7-2       83        NR       D. Tusculum (Tenn.), 66-36    Nov. 10 vs. Mars Hill (N.C.)

            25.       Emporia St. (Kan.)       8-2       69        20        Lost to No. 4 Northwest Missouri St., 55-10   Nov. 10 at Washburn (Kan.) 

Dropped Out: Pittsburg St. (Kan.) (18), West Alabama (21), California (Pa.) (22), Washburn (Kan.) (25) 

Others Receiving Votes: Shepherd (W.Va.), 38; Charleston (W.Va.), 31; Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.), 22; Fort Valley St. (Ga.), 19; Washburn (Kan.), 14; West Alabama, 10; Mars Hill (N.C.), 8; California (Pa.), 6; Pittsburg St. (Kan.), 5; Southern Arkansas, 3; American International (Mass.), 2; Bentley (Mass.), 2; Lindenwood (Mo.), 2; Mercyhurst (Pa.), 2; New Mexico Highlands, 1.

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