Huskies football rises in latest polls

Huskies football rises in latest polls

HOUGHTON, Mich. — Michigan Tech ranks in the top 15 of both national polls entering its annual Homecoming week. The Huskies are No. 11 in the D2Football.com poll and No. 14 in the American Football Coaches Association poll.

Tech climbed multiple spots in both polls, going from 14th to 11th in the D2Football.com poll and tied for 18th to 14th in the AFCA rankings.

The Huskies were idle last weekend after defeating Northern Michigan 24-23 on Sept. 26 to move to 4-0 on the season.

The GLIAC continues to be one of the nation’s strongest conferences with four teams ranked in the D2Football.com poll: Ferris State (No. 3), Michigan Tech (No. 11), Ashland (No. 14) and Grand Valley State (No. 23). All four also appear in the AFCA poll: Ferris State (No. 4), Ashland (No. 9), Tech (No. 14) and Grand Valley State (No. 24).

Michigan Tech will host Northwood this Saturday (Oct. 10) for Homecoming. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.

Ranking by week • AFCA • D2Football.com
Aug. 25 • RV • NR
Sept. 7 • RV • 22
Sept. 14 • RV • 20
Sept. 21 • 21 • 15
Sept. 28 • T-18 • 14
Oct. 5 • 14 • 11

(RV-Received Votes; NR-Not Ranked)

D2Football.com Poll
1    Minnesota State    5-0
2    West Georgia    5-0
3    Ferris State    4-0
4    Sioux Falls    5-0
5    Northwest Missouri    5-0
6    North Alabama    4-0
7    CSU-Pueblo    4-1
8    Colorado Mines    5-0
9    Pittsburg State    4-1
10    Delta State    4-1
11    Michigan Tech    4-0
12    Texas A&M-Commerce    4-1
13    Lenoir-Rhyne    4-1
14    Ashland    5-0
15    Minnesota Duluth    3-2
16    Shepherd    4-0
17    Valdosta State    3-1
18    Humboldt State    4-0
19    Emporia State    5-0
20    Ouachita Baptist    4-1
21    Angelo State    4-1
22    Harding    4-1
23    Grand Valley    4-1
24    Central Missouri    3-2
25    Slippery Rock    5-4

AFCA Poll
1. Minnesota St. (30)    5-0
2. West Georgia (2)    5-0
3. Northwest Missouri St.    5-0
4. Ferris St. (Mich.)    4-0
5. Sioux Falls (S.D.)    5-0
6. North Alabama    4-0
7. Colorado St.-Pueblo    4-1
8. Colorado School of Mines
9. Ashland (Ohio)    5-0
10. Shepherd (W.Va.)    4-0
11. Humboldt St. (Calif.)    4-0
12. Midwestern St. (Texas)    5-0
13. Pittsburg St. (Kan.)    4-1
14. Michigan Tech    4-0
15. Texas A&M-Commerce    4-1
16. Angelo St. (Texas)    4-1
17. Delta St. (Miss.)       4-1
18. Emporia St. (Kan.)    5-0
19. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)    4-1
20. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)    4-1
21. Valdosta St. (Ga.)    3-1
22. Harding (Ark.)    4-1
23. Wingate (N.C.)    5-0
24. Grand Valley St. (Mich.)    4-1
25. Minnesota-Duluth    3-2