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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release


Oct. 1, 2012

Bearcats move back into AFCA Top 10

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State football team moved back into the American Football Coaches Association top 10 as released by the organization Monday checking in at No. 8.

The Bearcats climbed back inside the top 10 after a 66-6 win over Northeastern State Saturday. The Bearcats have now been ranked in 142 of 152 AFCA Top 25 polls since the introduction in 2000 with only 31 of those weeks seeing Northwest ranked outside the top 10.

Pittsburg State held steady at No. 1 after having a bye week, as Colorado State-Pueblo moved to No. 2 after Minnesota Duluth lost in the final seconds Saturday. Grand Valley State moved up one spot to No. 3, followed by Winston-Salem State at No. 4, as MIAA rival Missouri Western rounds out the top five.

Other league members in the AFCA Top 25 include Washburn, who held steady at No. 20 and Emporia State at No. 25. The Hornets earned their first ranking since the end of the 2003 season as they sit tied atop the MIAA standings at 5-0.

Northwest starts a month-long road trip Saturday as they head to Central Oklahoma for a 1 p.m. kickoff with the Bronchos.

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Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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