Benedict climbs ranks in both national polls

Courtesy of Benedict Athletics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Benedict College football team jumped up in both national football polls, following Saturday’s victory over nationally-ranked Albany State.

Benedict moved up to 17th in the media poll, up from No. 23 last week. In the American Football Coaches Association poll, Benedict jumped from 23rd to a tie for 18th.

In the AFCA poll, Benedict received 229 total points to tie Colorado School of Mines for the 18th spot.

In the poll, the Tigers jumped up six spots, while Albany State, ranked 14th last week, fell to 24th.

In the HBCU Media Poll by, Benedict is ranked 5th among all HBCU schools, including Division I programs.

2022 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – October 17, 2022?

RankSchool (1st votes)Rec.Pts.Prev.Week 7Next Game
1Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (29)7-07492D. No. 1 Ferris St. (Mich.), 22-21Oct. 22 vs. Northern Michigan
2Angelo St. (Tex.) (1)7-07133D. Western New Mexico, 52-13Oct. 22 vs. No. 15 Texas A&M-Kingsville
3Shepherd (W.Va.)7-06724D. Millersville (Pa.), 55-17Oct. 22 at West Chester (Pa.)
4Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)7-06505D. Arkansas-Monticello, 41-7Oct. 22 at Southern Arkansas
5Pittsburg St. (Kan.)7-05987D. Lincoln (Mo.), 49-10Oct. 22 vs. Missouri Western St.
6Ashland (Ohio)6-05966D. Ohio Dominican, 14-7Oct. 22 vs. Tiffin (Ohio)
7Ferris St. (Mich.) (28)5-15831Lost to No. 2 Grand Valley St. (Mich.), 22-21Oct. 22 vs. Michigan Tech
8Delta St. (Miss.)7-053410D. West Alabama, 20-7Oct. 20 at Shorter (Ga.)
9West Florida5-15119D. Shorter (Ga.), 50-26Oct. 22 vs. Mississippi College
10Virginia Union7-048611D. Bowie St. (Md.), 27-24 OTOct. 22 at Lincoln (Pa.)
11Sioux Falls (S.D.)7-042714D. Mary (N.D.), 41-27Oct. 22 at Winona St. (Minn.)
12Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)6-141313D. Barton (N.C.), 34-0Oct. 22 vs. No. 16 Newberry (S.C.)
13Indiana (Pa.)6-039315D. Edinboro (Pa.), 41-0Oct. 22 vs. Seton Hill (Pa.)
14Northwest Missouri St.5-229816D. Washburn (Kan.), 32-30Oct. 22 vs. Northeastern St. (Okla.)
15Texas A&M-Kingsville7-028820D. Texas Permian Basin, 13-10Oct. 22 at No. 2 Angelo St. (Tex.)
16Newberry (S.C.)6-128117D. Catawba (N.C.), 34-27Oct. 22 at No. 12 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)
17Slippery Rock (Pa.)6-127718D. Gannon (Pa.), 40-14Oct. 22 at California (Pa.)
18t.Benedict (S.C.)7-022923D. No. 21 Albany St. (Ga.), 24-20Oct. 22 at Morehouse (Ga.)
18t.Colorado School of Mines5-222919D. South Dakota Mines, 48-20Oct. 22 vs. Black Hills St. (S.D.)
20Indianapolis (Ind.)5-12088Lost to Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 38-14Oct. 22 vs. Quincy (Ill.)
21Augustana (S.D.)6-114324D. Wayne St. (Neb.), 31-27Oct. 22 vs. Minnesota St.
22Davenport (Mich.)6-095NRD. Wayne St. (Mich.), 47-43Oct. 22 vs. Lincoln (Calif.)
23Harding (Ark.)5-27912Lost to Henderson St. (Ark.), 15-14Oct. 22 at Arkansas-Monticello
24Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)5-276NRD. No. 8 Indianapolis (Ind.), 38-14Oct. 22 at Wayne St. (Mich.)
25West Georgia4-26525D. North Greenville (S.C.), 38-35Oct. 22 vs. Valdosta St. (Ga.)

Dropped Out: Albany St. (Ga.) (21), Nebraska-Kearney (22)

Others Receiving Votes: New Haven (Conn.), 55; Albany St. (Ga.), 19; Wingate (N.C.), 19; Emporia St. (Kan.), 18; Notre Dame (Ohio), 14; Truman St. (Mo.), 11; Henderson St. (Ark.), 10; Central Oklahoma, 7; Nebraska-Kearney, 3; Concord (W.Va.), 1.

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