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Bowie State Football Drops a Spot in AFCA Top-25 Poll

WACO, Tex. – Despite defeating another ranked opponent last weekend, the Bowie State football team dropped a spot in this week’s American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) DII Top-25 Poll to No. 9 announced Tuesday afternoon.

Bowie State football team dropped a spot in this week’s American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) DII Top-25 Poll to No. 9 announced Tuesday afternoon.

The Bulldogs, who were previously ranked No. 8 in the nation, defeated now No. 24 New Haven Saturday in a come-from-behind 27-20 victory last weekend.

BSU is the only institution on the top-25 list from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference and one of two historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) and the higher of the two at No. 9. Another HBCU and CIAA foe who received votes was Virginia Union (8) while the Bulldogs week two opponent Saginaw Valley State also received votes (20) this week.

Bowie State will continue its non-conference slate when the Bulldogs travel to Saginaw Valley State on Saturday, Sept. 10 for the HBCU Celebration game. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. from Wickes Stadium.

Rank   School (1st votes)               Rec.     Pts.                  

     1.    Ferris St. (Mich.) (28)              1-0      748            

     2.    Northwest Missouri St.            1-0      706            

     3.    Valdosta St. (Ga.)                    1-0      686            

     4.    Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (1)    1-0      667            

     5.    Shepherd (W.Va.)                    1-0      608            

     6.    Angelo St. (Tex.)                      1-0      582            

     7.    West Florida (1)                       1-0      524            

     8.    Harding (Ark.)                           1-0      509            

     9.    Bowie St. (Md.)                        1-0      500            

   10.    West Georgia                           1-0      475            

   11.    Nebraska-Kearney                   1-0      428            

   12.    Colorado School of Mines       0-1      424            

   13.    Newberry (S.C.)                       1-0      361            

   14.    Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)                1-0      326            

   15.    Albany St. (Ga.)                       1-0      286            

   16.    Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)            1-0      278            

   17.    California (Pa.)                         1-0      252            

   18.    Slippery Rock (Pa.)                  1-0      229            

   19.    Augustana (S.D.)                     1-0      152            

   20.    Ashland (Ohio)                         1-0      122            

  21t.    Colorado St.-Pueblo                1-0      102            

  21t.    Notre Dame (Ohio)                  0-1      102            

  23.     West Texas A&M                     1-0        88            

 24.     New Haven (Conn.)                 0-1        85            

  25.    Indianapolis (Ind.)                     1-0

For the most up-to-date information on Bowie State University Athletics and its 13 varsity sports teams, please visit www.bsubulldogs.com.

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