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Mustang Football Receives Votes in Final Poll

Midwestern State received votes in the final American Football Coaches' Association Division II poll released Monday afternoon.

The Mustangs extended their Lone Star Conference best string of winning season to 14 by finishing the 2013 campaign with a 7-3 mark. MSU is also the league's most prolific winner since the start of the 2000 season boasting a 109-44 record (.712).

Northwest Missouri State (15-0) claimed the top spot after rolling to its fourth NCAA Division II national championship by beating Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 43-28 Saturday in the in the final game at The Shoals in Florence, Ala.

The Bears (13-2) claimed the No. 2 spot followed by Grand Valley State (Mich.), West Chester (Pa.), St. Cloud State (Minn.), Minnesota State-Mankato, Colorado State-Pueblo, Minnesota-Duluth, Shepherd (W. Va.) and North Alabama to round out the first 10.

Midwestern is one of 11 teams from Super Region Four to receive mention in the poll joining No. 3 Grand Valley State, No. 7 Colorado State-Pueblo, No. 11 West Texas A&M, No. 12 Ohio Dominican, No. 18 Indianapolis (Ind.) and No. 22 Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) while Tarleton State (Texas), Colorado Mines, Chadron State (Neb.) and Eastern New Mexico also received votes.

The Mustangs have received mention in 96 of the last 97 polls dating back to the 2006 season with the exception coming in the final poll of the 2010 season.

AFCA Division II Coaches Poll
2013 Final Poll
Rank School (1st votes) Record Points Last
1 Northwest Missouri State (32) 15-0 800 2
2 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 13-2 768 13
3 Grand Valley State (Mich.) 12-3 652 22
4 West Chester (Pa.) 13-2 614 15
5 St. Cloud State (Minn.) 12-2 568 12
6 Minnesota State-Mankato 11-1 555 1
7 Colorado State-Pueblo 11-1 548 3
8 Minnesota-Duluth 11-2 539 5
9 Shepherd (W. Va.) 11-1 524 6
10 North Alabama 10-3 516 16
11 West Texas A&M 11-3 510 19
12 Ohio Dominican 10-1 442 7
13 Henderson State (Ark.) 11-1 419 4
14 Winston-Salem State (N.C.) 10-2 398 9
15 North Carolina-Pembroke 9-2 380 8
16 Bloomsburg (Pa.) 10-2 375 11
17 Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 10-3 337 18
18 Indianapolis (Ind.) 10-2 260 10
19 Pittsburg State (Kan.) 10-2 243 17
20 Emporia State (Kan.) 9-2 209 14
21 Slippery Rock (Pa.) 9-3 167 20
22 Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) 9-3 142 21
23 Newberry (S.C.) 9-3 93 25
24 Indiana (Pa.) 9-2 63 23
25 Tuskegee (Ala.) 8-3 45 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Missouri Western State 37; Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 36; American International (Mass.) 34; West Alabama 25; Virginia State 21; Tarleton State (Texas) 17; New Haven (Conn.) 14; Harding (Ark.) 13; Colorado Mines 9; Midwestern State (Texas) 9; Delta State (Miss.) 5; Shippensburg (Pa.) 5; Washburn (Kan.) 5; Chadron State (Neb.) 1; Eastern New Mexico 1; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 1.

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