Oct. 3, 2011
Bearcats fall to No. 7 in AFCA poll
WACO, Texas - Northwest Missouri State fell seven spots to No. 7 in the latest AFCA Top 25 after a, 38-35 loss to Pittsburg State over the weekend as announced by the organization on Monday.
The Bearcats were not the only top 10 team to lose as Shepherd (W. Va.) and Valdosta State lost over the weekend knocking both teams out of the top 10 on Monday. With their field goal as time expired to knock off Northwest, Pitt State made the biggest jump to No. 8 as they ended a five game losing streak to the Bearcats.
North Alabama takes over the new No. 1 spot followed by Bloomsburg (Pa.) at No. 2 and last year's national runner-up Delta State at No. 3. Future MIAA foe Nebraska-Kearney received their highest ranking ever in the AFCA poll at No. 4 as Washburn rounds out the top five. The Ichabods will travel to Maryville on Oct. 22 for a top 10 match-up with the Bearcats for Homecoming.
Wayne State (Mich.) sits in front of the Bearcats at No. 6 as PSU moves to No. 8 after their win on Saturday. Minnesota-Duluth sits at No. 9 as Abilene Christian rounds out the top 10.
The Bearcats opponent this weekend, Central Missouri stayed put at No. 19 as they prepare for their second top 20 opponent in as many weeks. Kickoff from Warrensburg is set for 1:30 p.m.
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