Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A 30-0 homecoming win over Bemidji State did no good for the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) football team in the national polls, as they fell a spot to eighth in this week's American Football Coaches' Association (AFCA) Division II poll.
The Bulldogs, who were ranked second in the AFCA preseason poll, are for the first time this season not the top-ranked team from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).
Minnesota State-Mankato now sits seventh in the poll following a 30-20 win over Winona State this past weekend, vaulting them from ninth to now sitting a slot ahead of UMD.
Colorado State-Pueblo is the top-ranked team this week, receiving 24 of a possible 30 first-place votes. The entire AFCA Division II poll can be viewed here.
UMD is (7-1) overall this season and will next be in action October 27 on the road to Minnesota-Crookston, with that game scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff.