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Ichabod football cracks AFCA national Top 25 at No. 24

By RICK PETERSON

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The Washburn Ichabods are ranked No. 24 in the latest American Football Coaches Association Top 25 poll.

The ranking is the first appearance for the Ichabods in the national poll since Nov. 11, 2013.

The 8-2 Ichabods are coming off a 28-26 win over Pittsburg State on Saturday in Carnie Smith Stadium, where they won their fourth game in a row over the Gorillas.

Washburn, which has won five straight games, wraps up the regular season Saturday at home against Missouri Southern in a 1 p.m. Senior Day game at Yager Stadium.

2021 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll 

Rank  School (1st votes)            Rec.    Pts.   Prev.     Week 10                                                                          Next Game
    1.   Ferris St. (Mich.) (25)            9-0    745         1     D. Davenport (Mich.), 50-14                         Nov. 13 vs. Wayne St. (Mich.)
    2.   Valdosta St. (Ga.) (5)            9-0    724         2     D. North Greenville (S.C.), 31-21                  Nov. 13 at No. 3 West Florida
    3.   West Florida                          8-1    683         4     D. No. 23 West Alabama, 47-7                     Nov. 13 vs. No. 2 Valdosta St. (Ga.)
    4.   Northwest Missouri St.          8-1    648         6     D. Missouri Southern, 49-7                           Nov. 13 vs. Emporia St. (Kan.)
    5.   Grand Valley St. (Mich.)        8-1    625         7     D. Wayne St. (Mich.), 62-13                         Nov. 13 vs. Davenport (Mich.)
    6.   Notre Dame (Ohio)               9-1    591         8     D. North Carolina-Pembroke, 45-7               Nov. 13 vs. Alderson Broaddus (W.Va.)
    7.   Harding (Ark.)                       9-1    563       10     D. Southwestern Oklahoma, 55-7                 Nov. 13 at Arkansas Tech
    8.   Shepherd (W.Va.)                 9-1    502       11     D. East Stroudsburg (Pa.), 55-7                    Nov. 13 vs. Clarion (Pa.)
    9.   Colorado School of Mines    9-1    489       13     D. Colorado St.-Pueblo, 28-12                      Nov. 13 vs. Adams St. (Colo.)
  10.   Slippery Rock (Pa.)              9-1    460       15     D. No. 3 California (Pa.), 38-26                     Nov. 13 at No. 16 Kutztown (Pa.)
  11.   West Georgia                       7-2    424       12     Idle                                                                 Nov. 13 vs. Delta St. (Miss.)
  12.   Bowie St. (Md.)                    9-1    410       14     D. Elizabeth City St. (N.C.), 79-6                   Nov. 13 vs. Fayetteville St. (N.C.)
  13.   Henderson St. (Ark.)            9-1    372       16     D. Oklahoma Baptist, 36-34                           Nov. 13 at No. 20 Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
  14.   Western Colorado                9-1    330       18     D. Lincoln (Calif.), 72-6                                  Nov. 13 vs. Colorado St.-Pueblo
  15.   California (Pa.)                    8-1    327         3     Lost to No. 15 Slippery Rock (Pa.), 38-26      Nov. 13 at Bloomsburg (Pa.)
  16.   Kutztown (Pa.)                    9-1    311       19     D. West Chester (Pa.), 21-14                          Nov. 13 vs. No. 10 Slippery Rock (Pa.)
  17.   Frostburg St. (Md.)              9-1    271       20     D. West Virginia Wesleyan, 55-14                  Nov. 13 vs. West Liberty (W.Va.)
  18.   Albany St. (Ga.)                   9-1    231       22     D. Fort Valley St. (Ga.), 57-0                          Nov. 13 vs. Miles (Ala.)
  19.   New Haven (Conn.)             8-1    216       24     D. No. 9 Bentley (Mass.), 31-14                     Nov. 13 at Franklin Pierce (N.H.)
  20.   Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)        8-2    172         5     Lost to Southeastern Oklahoma, 35-21          Nov. 13 vs. No. 13 Henderson St. (Ark.)
  21.   Bentley (Mass.)                   8-1    164         9     Lost to No. 24 New Haven (Conn.), 31-14      Nov. 13 vs. Assumption (Mass.)
  22.   Nebraska-Kearney              8-2    131       25     D. Central Oklahoma, 37-22                            Nov. 13 vs. Northeastern St. (Okla.)
  23.   Minnesota-Duluth                8-2      80      NR     D. No. 17 Augustana (S.D.), 41-15                  Nov. 13 vs. Northern St. (S.D.)
  24.   Washburn (Kan.)                 8-2      72      NR     D. Pittsburg St. (Kan.), 28-26                           Nov. 13 vs. Missouri Southern
  25.   Augustana (S.D.)                 8-2      39       17     Lost to Minnesota-Duluth, 41-15                      Nov. 13 vs. Southwest Minnesota St.
 
Dropped Out: Midwestern St. (Texas) (21), West Alabama (23)
 
Others Receiving Votes: Fayetteville St. (N.C.), 33; Southeastern Oklahoma, 32; Angelo St. (Texas), 20; Lindenwood (Mo.), 20; Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.), 15; West Alabama, 11; Tiffin (Ohio), 8; Colorado Mesa, 7; Charleston (W.Va.), 5; Pittsburg St. (Kan.), 5; Bemidji St. (Minn.), 4; Midwestern St. (Texas), 3; Newberry (S.C.), 3; Mars Hill (N.C.), 2; Savannah St. (Ga.), 2.

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