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Reddies Crack Top 10

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by Troy Mitchell

Following its 49-14 win over East Central last Saturday, Henderson State has moved up to No. 9 in the latest American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) poll.

The Reddies, 8-0 overall and 6-0 in the Great American Conference, took over sole possession of first-place in the GAC as Harding took to the road to beat previously unbeaten Ouachita Baptist by a score of 34-14.


Henderson State has won 10 straight games dating back to 2011, the second longest current win streak nationally.

Henderson State is outscoring its opponents by an average of 37.75 points per game, with the Reddies averaging 55.9 points per contest which leads the nation.


Henderson State has scored in 30 of 32 quarters this season with the Reddies scoring a league-best 39 of 42 times when in the red zone.


The Reddies will travel to Magnolia, Ark. on Saturday to face Southern Arkansas in another pivotal GAC tilt. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 6 p.m. The Muleriders will be coming off of a victory themselves as they defeated Southern Nazarene 47-14 and improved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the GAC.

2012 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll – October 22, 2012

 

Rank   School (1st votes)                Rec.    Pts.      Prev.   
1.        Colorado St.-Pueblo             8-0      743       1         

2.        Winston-Salem St. (N.C.)       8-0      720       2

3.        New Haven (Conn.)               7-0      679       3         

4.        Bloomsburg (Pa.)                 8-0      629       4

5.        Northwest Missouri St.          7-1      623       5

6.        Ashland (Ohio)                      8-0      589       6

7.        Minnesota St.-Mankato         8-0      544       9

8.        Minnesota-Duluth                  7-1      537       7t

9.        Henderson St. (Ark.)            8-0      484       11

10.      Shippensburg (Pa.)               8-0      457       13        

11.      Midwestern St. (Texas)          6-1      453       12        

12.      Missouri Western St.             7-1      421       16        

13.      California (Pa.)                      7-1      390       14

14.      West Texas A&M                  7-1      365       17

15.      Emporia St. (Kan.)                8-0      354       18t

16t.     Indiana (Pa.)                         7-1      274       20        

16t.     Washburn (Kan.)                   7-1      274       18t

18.      Miles (Ala.)                           7-1      209       21        

19.      Harding (Ark.)                       6-1      164       25        

20.      Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)          6-1      162       10        

21.      Sioux Falls (S.D.)                 7-1      145       23

22.      Pittsburg St. (Kan.)               5-2      119       7t

23.      Grand Valley St. (Mich.)        6-2      71         24        

24.      Hillsdale (Mich.)                    6-2      62         NR       

25.      Charleston (W.Va.)                7-1      59         NR

 

Dropped Out: Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.) (15), Michigan Tech (22)          

Others Receiving Votes: West Alabama, 52; Wayne St. (Mich.), 36; Valdosta St. (Ga.), 28; Tuskegee (Ala.), 26; Indianapolis (Ind.), 24; Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 20; Southern Arkansas, 14; American International (Mass.), 13; Chadron St. (Neb.), 6; Carson-Newman (Tenn.), 2; Missouri S&