Aug 18, 2014 at 3:35 pm
Waco, Tex. -- The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll was released today and the St. Cloud State Huskies are ranked #15 in the nation.
The Huskies are coming off one of the most successful seasons in school history, posting a 12-2 overall record and advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II playoffs. The Huskies fell to Northwest Missouri State University in that quarterfinal game. The defending Division II champions, the Bearcats are the preseason #1 team in 2014.
Three Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) teams are ranked in the Top 25 and two others are receiving votes. The University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs are ranked #3. The Huskies and Bulldogs will meet on Oct. 11 in St. Cloud in an NSIC North Division game.
Minnesota State University, Mankato earned the #7 ranking and the Huskies and Mavericks will meet in the season opener on Sept. 4 in Mankato. The Huskies and Mavericks is one of four Top 25 games that will kick off the opening week of Division II play.
The University of Sioux Falls and Winona State University received votes in the poll. The Huskies will face Sioux Falls on Sept. 20 in Sioux Falls.
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