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August 20, 2013

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Tough slate

As expected, NSU will have another tough schedule in 2013. On Monday, the American Football Coaches Association released its preseason Division II poll.

Six of NSU’s opponents were either in the top 25 or receiving votes: Northwest Missouri State (No. 3), Missouri Western (No. 6), Pittsburg State (No. 21), Emporia State (receiving votes), Washburn (receiving votes), Central Missouri (receiving votes).

The RiverHawks will open the season at Pittsburg State on Sept. 7.

AFCA Division II Coaches poll

Rank    2012 Points


1. Valdosta State (26)    12-2    766

2. Minn. St-Mankato (3)    13-1    726

3. West Texas A&M (1)    12-3    707

4. NW Missouri St. (1)    10-3    616

5. Winston-Salem (NC)    14-1    599

6. Mo. Western    12-2    586

7. Shippensburg (Pa.)    11-2    559

8. Colo. St.-Pueblo    12-1    522    

9. Ashland (Ohio)    11-1    506

10. Indiana (Pa.) (1)    12-2    416

11. Minn.-Duluth    10-2    410

12. New Haven (Conn.)    10-1    407

13. Henderson St. (Ark.)    10-1    371

14. Grand Valley St. (Mich.)  8-3    361

15. Midwestern St. (Texas)  9-2    319

16. West Alabama    9-4    297

17. Carson-Newman (Tenn.)  9-3    290

18. Bloomsburg (Pa.)    10-2    227

19. Indianapolis    10-3    212

20. Chadron St. (Neb.)    9-3    195

21. Pittsburg St. (Kan.)    7-3    165

22. Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)  8-3  141

23. Lenior-Rhyne (N.C.)    9-3    140

24. Tuskegee (Ala.)    10-2    124

25. Shepherd (W.V.)    8-3    108

Others Receiving Votes: Harding (Ark.), 106; Winona St. (Minn.), 77; Albany St. (Ga.), 51; North Alabama, 39; Michigan Tech, 38; Central Washington, 34; Central Missouri, 31; St. Cloud State (Minn.), 30; Delta St. (Miss.), 26; American International (Mass.), 21; Charleston (W.Va.), 21; Ferris St. (Mich.), 21; Emporia St. (Kan.), 20; West Chester (Pa.), 20; Hillsdale (Mich.), 14; Miles (Ala.), 14; Colorado School of Mines, 11; Elizabeth City St. (N.C.), 11; Mercyhurst (Pa.), 11; Washburn (Kan.), 8; Ohio Dominican, 6; Fort Valley St. (Ga.), 4; Tarleton St. (Texas), 3; California (Pa.), 2; Missouri S&T, 2; New Mexico Highlands, 2; North Carolina-Pembroke, 2; Southern Arkansas, 2; Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2; Wayne St. (Mich.), 1.

* First place votes are in parentheses

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