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Husky Football Ranked 16th in 2012 AFCA Division II Coaches' Preseason Top 25

Husky Football Ranked 16th in 2012 AFCA Division II Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Click to Enlarge Photo: Hemera Technologies, Photos.com

Aug 14, 2012 at 8:18 am

St. Cloud, MN (SCSU) – The St. Cloud State football team is ranked 16th in the 2012 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll released today.

St. Cloud State, the 2011 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) co-champion earned 266 votes in the poll.

Defending NCAA Division II National Champion Pittsburg State earned the preseason number one ranking. Conference foe Minnesota Duluth was ranked number two and Minnesota State University received votes in the poll.

Other notables include Wayne State University (Mich.), the Huskies NCAA playoff opponent last season. The Warriors, last year's national runner-up are ranked fifth in the poll.

St. Cloud State posted a 9-3 overall record in 2012, shared the NSIC overall title with an 8-2 league mark and shared the NSIC North title with a 5-1 record. The Huskies made back to back NCAA Division II football playoff appearances and 2010 and 2011.

St. Cloud State will open the 2012 season at home on Aug. 30 against the University of Sioux Falls, 7 p.m. at Husky Stadium.

KNSI is your home for Husky Athletics. Join us for the first 2012 Scott Underwood Coach's show Wednesday, August 29th live at the Green Mill at 6 p.m.

2012 American Football Coaches Association Preseason Division II Coaches' Poll – August 13, 2012:

Rank School (1st Vote) 2011 Record Pts. 2011 Rank
1. Pittsburg State (Kan.) (21) 13-1 720 1
2. Minnesota Dululth (5) 11-3 661 6
3. Northwest Missouri St. (1) 11-3 613 5
4. Midwestern St. (Texas) (1) 10-1 582 7
5. Wayne St. (Mich.) (1) 12-4 502 2
6. Colorado St.-Pueblo 11-1 481 9
7. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 8-3 473 NR
8. Valdosta St. (Ga.) 6-4 415 NR
9. Winston0Salem St. (N.C.) (1) 13-1 386 3
10. Abilene Christian (Texas) 8-3 367 16
11. California (Pa.) 10-3 347 15
12. Kutztown (Pa.) 11-2 329 13
13. New Have (Conn.) 11-2 322 8
14. Delta St. (Miss.) 11-3 290 4
15. West Alabama 8-4 274 23
16. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 9-3 266 17
17. Hillsdale (Mich.) 8-3 228 NR
18. Missouri Western St. 9-3 218 18
19. Shepherd (W.Va.) 9-2 199 22
20. Washburn (Kan.) 10-3 187 11
21. Humboldt St. (Calif.) 9-1 183 20
22. Albany St. (Ga.) 8-4 149 NR
23. North Greenville (S.C.) 11-3 139 12
24. West Texas A&M 8-3 132 25
25. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 9-2 129 21

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