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Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions Football Falls to No. 21 in AFCA Rankings After Narrow Road Loss

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The Texas A&M University-Commerce football team is ranked No. 21 in this week’s American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ poll, as announced by the AFCA on Monday.

The Lions came up just short in a 24-17 loss against No. 18 Colorado State-Pueblo last week, getting held out of the end zone on the final play of regulation.

Five A&M-Commerce opponents in 2019 are ranked in the top 25 or receiving votes. Tarleton held at No. 4 in the nation, while CSU-Pueblo jumped from No. 20 to No. 18 this week. Angelo State entered the top 25 this week, appearing at No. 23. Midwestern State and West Texas A&M are also receiving votes.

A&M-Commerce has been ranked in 57 consecutive AFCA polls, dating back to the 2015 preseason poll. This is A&M-Commerce’s 63rd all-time appearance in the AFCA poll since its inception in 2000.

In the polls recognized by Division II as the top rating system, the Lions have been recognized as a nationally ranked team 112 times since joining Division II in 1981.

The No. 21 Lions return to Lone Star Conference play this week as they travel to face Texas A&M-Kingsville for ownership of the Chennault Cup. The game will be played at 7 p.m. at Javelina Stadium in Kingsville.

Rk School (First Place) Record Pts Prev.
1 Valdosta State (30) 4-0 774 1
2 Ferris State (1) 4-0 761 2
3 Minnesota State 4-0 723 3
4 Tarleton (1) 4-0 705 4
5 Notre Dame (Ohio) 4-0 636 5
6 Ouachita Baptist 4-0 627 6
7 Northwest Missouri State 4-0 621 7
8 Lenoir-Rhyne 4-0 581 8
9 Grand Valley State 4-0 539 9
10 Slippery Rock 4-0 498 10
11 Indianapolis 4-0 481 12
12 Minnesota-Duluth 4-0 457 13
13 Colorado School of Mines 4-0 437 14
14 West Chester 4-0 350 16
15 Pittsburg State 4-0 322 18t
16 Wingate 4-0 305 17
17 Central Missouri 4-0 283 18t
18 Colorado State-Pueblo 3-1 270 20
19 Indiana (Pa.) 4-0 232 21
20 Bowie State 4-0 161 23
21 A&M-COMMERCE 2-1 120 11
22 Harding 3-1 118 22
23 Angelo State 4-0 116 NR
24 Kutztown 4-0 90 NR
25 West Alabama 3-1 70 24

Others Receiving Votes: Midwestern State, 49; Truman St. (Mo.), 44; Virginia Union, 9; Florida Tech, 5; West Florida, 5; Delta State, 4; West Texas A&M, 4; Henderson State, 2; California (Pa.), 1.

 

 

 

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