AFCA Coaches Poll
1. Grand Valley St. (Mich.) 1 (Last Week's Rank)
2. Minnesota-Duluth 3
3. Abilene Christian (Texas) 5
4. North Alabama 6
5. Pittsburg St. (Kan.) 7
6. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 13
7. Chadron St. (Neb.) 10
8. Northwest Missouri St. 2
9. Central Washington 14
10. Minnesota St.-Mankato 17
11. Delta St. (Miss.) 4
12. Tuskegee (Ala.) 18
13. West Texas A&M 11
14. West Chester (Pa.) 20
15. Edinboro (Pa.) 21
16. Albany St. (Ga.) 19
17. California (Pa.) 8
18. Texas A&M-Kingsville NR
19. Central Missouri 25
20. Valdosta St. (Ga.) 12
21. Glenville St. (W.Va.) 22
22. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 9
23. Ashland (Ohio) 15
24. Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.) NR
25. Catawba (N.C.) NR
Dropped Out: Central Oklahoma (16), Tusculum (Tenn.) (23), Fayetteville St. (N.C.) 25.
Others Receiving Votes: Newberry (S.C.), 71; Nebraska-Omaha, 63; Winona St. (Minn.), 62; Wayne St. (Neb.), 54; Tarleton St. (Texas), 51; Indiana (Pa.), 49; Central Oklahoma, 38; Washburn (Kan.), 34; Augustana (S.D.), 28; Wayne St. (Mich.), 24; Charleston (WVa.), 22; Wingate (N.C.), 21; Missouri Western, 17; North Carolina-Pembroke, 16; Arkansas Tech, 16; Adams St. (Colo.), 14; Tusculum (Tenn.), 12, Michigan Tech, 11; Missouri S&T, 9; Southeastern Okla., 5; Midwestern St. (Texas), 5; Seton Hill (Pa.), 2; Colorado School of Mines, 2.
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Byerly, Javelinas upset No. 3-ranked Delta State
Easing into the season for Tim Byerly and the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas wasn't an option.
Ranked No. 24 in the nation and coming off a 7-4 record in 2008, the Javelinas opened their season on Saturday in Kingsville against the No. 3-ranked Delta State Statemens. It was a big opportunity and the Javelinas took advantage of it, winning 28-17 and gaining 506 yards of total offense.
"I think the sky is limit for our team," said Byerly, a Memorial graduate and three-year starter at TAMUK. "It all going to come down to us becoming a team. We have all the talent in the world and if everything clicks we have the potential to win a conference championship."
NSU Creates Host Family Program For Its Football Players
TAHLEQUAH, OK -- Northeastern State University in Tahlequah is creating a home away from home for its football players. In an effort to ease the transition from high school to college, incoming freshmen have been paired with local host families. Freshmen all over the country are plagued by the same problems: homesickness and difficulty adjusting to a new environment. NSU believes the new RiverHawk Host Family Program will help them overcome these issues, instead of succumbing to them.
While the music game Rock Band is a staple of dorm life, quarterback Cale Fulps plays the game at Chris and Heather Adney's home.The freshman is taking part in the school's new host family program. When he's not busy with football or class, the Broken Arrow native stops by for video games, dinner, or just to hang out.
"You've got this family that you're paired with, that can give you some stability, and a firm ground and someone to talk to," said Cale Fulps.
"He has someone he can turn to ask questions to about campus life if he has issues on campus, if he has problems," said Chris Adney, a member of Cale Fulps' host family.
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Lady Buffs move up to third in v-ball poll
West Texas A&M moved up to third in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association Poll, released Monday.