Buffs 12th and 17th in Latest Division II Football Polls

The West Texas A&M football team is ranked 12th in the latest poll and 17th in the AFCA Poll (American Football Coaches Association).

WT is coming off of its first loss of the season as the Buffs were ranked fourth in both polls prior to a disappointing 31-27 setback at then-No. 21/25 Tarleton State last Saturday night. In the poll, TSU moved from 25th to 17th as Minnesota State-Mankato takes over the top spot following Valdosta Stateâ??s loss at West Alabama last week.

Northwest Missouri State moves up to No. 2, while Colorado State-Pueblo moves from fifth to third. Missouri Southern and Minnesota-Duluth move into the top five at four and five, respectively. West Alabama moves from 12th to seventh following its big win.

Valdosta State fell to 10th, WT sits at 12th, while Midwestern State moves up one spot from 22nd to 21st following its blowout win over McMurry. Indiana (Pa.) had the biggest fall of the week from 7th to 25th following its loss to Slippery Rock.

In the AFCA poll, the top four are the same as in the poll this week. Minnesota State-Mankato garnered 26 first place votes and the top spot. The only difference in the poll is at No. 5 as AFCA has Henderson State there instead of Minnesota-Duluth who is ninth in the AFCA poll. West Alabama moved from 14th to eighth and Valdosta fell from No. 1 to 12th.

Tarleton State moved up seven spots to 14th in the AFCA poll, WT sits at 17th, while Midwestern State is 24th in the poll. Like in the poll, Indiana (Pa.) had the biggest fall from seventh to 22nd.

WT looks to get back on the winning track Saturday at 6 p.m. at Kimbrough Memorial Stadium as it battles Angelo State. Live stats, audio and streaming coverage can be found on