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 D2football.com 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 D2football.com poll, the Tigers jumped up six spots, while Albany State, ranked 14th last week, fell to 24th.
In the HBCU Media Poll by BoxToRow.com, Benedict is ranked 5th among all HBCU schools, including Division I programs.
2022 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll – October 17, 2022?
|Rank||School (1st votes)||Rec.||Pts.||Prev.||Week 7||Next Game|
|1||Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (29)||7-0||749||2||D. No. 1 Ferris St. (Mich.), 22-21||Oct. 22 vs. Northern Michigan|
|2||Angelo St. (Tex.) (1)||7-0||713||3||D. Western New Mexico, 52-13||Oct. 22 vs. No. 15 Texas A&M-Kingsville|
|3||Shepherd (W.Va.)||7-0||672||4||D. Millersville (Pa.), 55-17||Oct. 22 at West Chester (Pa.)|
|4||Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)||7-0||650||5||D. Arkansas-Monticello, 41-7||Oct. 22 at Southern Arkansas|
|5||Pittsburg St. (Kan.)||7-0||598||7||D. Lincoln (Mo.), 49-10||Oct. 22 vs. Missouri Western St.|
|6||Ashland (Ohio)||6-0||596||6||D. Ohio Dominican, 14-7||Oct. 22 vs. Tiffin (Ohio)|
|7||Ferris St. (Mich.) (28)||5-1||583||1||Lost to No. 2 Grand Valley St. (Mich.), 22-21||Oct. 22 vs. Michigan Tech|
|8||Delta St. (Miss.)||7-0||534||10||D. West Alabama, 20-7||Oct. 20 at Shorter (Ga.)|
|9||West Florida||5-1||511||9||D. Shorter (Ga.), 50-26||Oct. 22 vs. Mississippi College|
|10||Virginia Union||7-0||486||11||D. Bowie St. (Md.), 27-24 OT||Oct. 22 at Lincoln (Pa.)|
|11||Sioux Falls (S.D.)||7-0||427||14||D. Mary (N.D.), 41-27||Oct. 22 at Winona St. (Minn.)|
|12||Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)||6-1||413||13||D. Barton (N.C.), 34-0||Oct. 22 vs. No. 16 Newberry (S.C.)|
|13||Indiana (Pa.)||6-0||393||15||D. Edinboro (Pa.), 41-0||Oct. 22 vs. Seton Hill (Pa.)|
|14||Northwest Missouri St.||5-2||298||16||D. Washburn (Kan.), 32-30||Oct. 22 vs. Northeastern St. (Okla.)|
|15||Texas A&M-Kingsville||7-0||288||20||D. Texas Permian Basin, 13-10||Oct. 22 at No. 2 Angelo St. (Tex.)|
|16||Newberry (S.C.)||6-1||281||17||D. Catawba (N.C.), 34-27||Oct. 22 at No. 12 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)|
|17||Slippery Rock (Pa.)||6-1||277||18||D. Gannon (Pa.), 40-14||Oct. 22 at California (Pa.)|
|18t.||Benedict (S.C.)||7-0||229||23||D. No. 21 Albany St. (Ga.), 24-20||Oct. 22 at Morehouse (Ga.)|
|18t.||Colorado School of Mines||5-2||229||19||D. South Dakota Mines, 48-20||Oct. 22 vs. Black Hills St. (S.D.)|
|20||Indianapolis (Ind.)||5-1||208||8||Lost to Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 38-14||Oct. 22 vs. Quincy (Ill.)|
|21||Augustana (S.D.)||6-1||143||24||D. Wayne St. (Neb.), 31-27||Oct. 22 vs. Minnesota St.|
|22||Davenport (Mich.)||6-0||95||NR||D. Wayne St. (Mich.), 47-43||Oct. 22 vs. Lincoln (Calif.)|
|23||Harding (Ark.)||5-2||79||12||Lost to Henderson St. (Ark.), 15-14||Oct. 22 at Arkansas-Monticello|
|24||Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)||5-2||76||NR||D. No. 8 Indianapolis (Ind.), 38-14||Oct. 22 at Wayne St. (Mich.)|
|25||West Georgia||4-2||65||25||D. North Greenville (S.C.), 38-35||Oct. 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.