Spartans Football Ranked #21 in AFCA Coaches Poll
Sep 19, 2016
WACO, Texas - The University of Dubuque football team entered week #1 of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division III Coaches’ Poll at #21 for head coach Stan Zweifel.
The Spartans off to a 3-0 overall record and a 1-0 in Iowa Conference play. UD's last lost in conference action was to Central College on Nov. 15, 2014. The Spartans have been averaging 46.3 points and 517 yards a game this season. UD has scored 20 touchdowns with red zone scoring percentage of 76% (13-17) and hold a fourth down conversion of 56% (9-16).
Quarterback Conor Feckley ranks first in the country in NCAA Division III in points responsible for (98), third in passing yards with 1,183, ranks fourth in passing yards per game with 394.3, and fourth in total offensive yards with 409.3.
Wide receiver Najee Toomer ranks second in total receiving yards (457) in the nation and third with 152.3 receiving yards per game.
2016 American Football Coaches Association Division III Coaches’ Poll
Week #1 (September 19, 2016)
|Rank||School (1st place votes)||Rec.||Pts||Prev||Last Week||Next Game|
|1.||Mount Union (Ohio) (37)||2-0||1045||–||D. Marietta (Ohio), 56-0||Sept. 24 at Baldwin Wallace (Ohio)|
|2.||Wis.-Whitewater (3)||2-0||986||–||Idle||Sept. 24 vs. Morningside (Iowa)|
|3.||Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) (2)||3-0||967||–||D. No. 14 Linfield (Ore.), 66-27||Oct. 1 vs. McMurry (Texas)|
|4.||St. Thomas (Minn.)||3-0||932||–||D. Carleton (Minn.), 62-10||Sept. 24 at No. 8 St. John’s (Minn.)|
|5.||Wis.-Oshkosh||2-0||822||–||D. Finlandia (Mich.), 68-7||Sept. 24 at Morthland College (Ill.)|
|6.||Wheaton (Ill.)||3-0||788||–||D. Carthage (Wis.), 19-14||Sept. 24 vs. Elmhurst (Ill.)|
|7.||North Central (Ill.)||3-0||703||–||D. Illinois Wesleyan, 34-7||Sept. 24 vs. Millikin (Ill.)|
|8.||St. John’s (Minn.)||3-0||691||–||D. St. Olaf (Minn.), 44-0||Sept. 24 vs. No. 4 St. Thomas (Minn.)|
|9.||Johns Hopkins (Md.)||3-0||687||–||D. Moravian (Pa.), 29-21||Sept. 24 at No. 24 Muhlenberg (Pa.)|
|10.||Wabash (Ind.)||2-0||617||–||D. Allegheny (Pa.), 59-7||Sept. 24 at No. 20 Wittenberg (Ohio)|
|11.||Wis.-Platteville||2-0||616||–||Idle||Sept. 24 at Lakeland (Wis.)|
|12.||Hardin-Simmons (Texas)||2-0||595||–||D. Southwestern Assemblies (Texas), 61-24||Sept. 24 vs Texas Lutheran|
|13.||Delaware Valley (Pa.)||3-0||478||–||D. King’s (Pa.), 49-14||Sept. 24 vs. Albright (Pa.)|
|14.||Linfield (Ore.)||1-1||464||–||Lost to No. 3 Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas), 66-27||Oct. 1 vs. Lewis & Clark (Ore.)|
|15.||Salisbury (Md.)||2-0||395||–||D. Montclair State (N.J.), 40-20||Sept. 24 at Southern Virginia|
|16.||St. John Fisher (N.Y.)||3-0||363||–||D. Cortland State (N.Y.), 31-24||Sept. 24 at Brockport (N.Y.)|
|17.||Huntingdon (Ala.)||3-0||339||–||D. Belhaven (Miss.), 65-21||Oct. 1 at N.C. Wesleyan|
|18.||Hobart (N.Y.)||3-0||295||–||D. Ithaca (N.Y.), 23-3||Sept. 24 vs Union (N.Y.)|
|19.||Thomas More (Ky.)||2-1||198||–||D. Washington & Jefferson (Pa.), 35-9||Sept. 24 vs. Carnegie Mellon (Pa.)|
|20.||Wittenberg (Ohio)||2-0||179||–||D. Ohio Wesleyan, 33-7||Sept. 24 vs. No. 10 Wabash (Ind.)|
|21.||Dubuque (Iowa)||3-0||165||–||D. Simpson (Iowa), 41-20||Sept. 24 at Luther (Iowa)|
|22.||East Texas Baptist||3-0||161||–||D. Southwestern (Texas), 33-23||Oct. 1 at Belhaven (Miss.)|
|23.||Franklin (Ind.)||2-1||156||–||D. Defiance (Ohio), 41-6||Sept. 24 vs. Bluffton (Ohio)|
|24.||Muhlenberg (Pa.)||3-0||136||–||D. McDaniel (Md.), 42-13||Sept. 24 vs No. 9 Johns Hopkins (Md.)|
|25.||St. Lawrence (N.Y.)||3-0||133||–||D. Endicott (Mass.), 38-0||Sept. 24 at RPI (N.Y.)|
Others Receiving Votes: Stevenson (Md.), 131; Cortland (N.Y.), 95; Guilford (N.C.), 66; John Carroll (Ohio), 63; Christopher Newport (Va.), 60; Concordia-Moorhead (Minn.), 40; Central (Iowa), 38; Whitworth (Wash.), 33; Wartburg (Iowa), 26; Washington & Jefferson (Pa.), 26; Wesley (Del.), 20; Wis.-Stevens Point, 19; Case Western Reserve (Ohio), 17; Hendrix (Ark.), 16; Coe (Iowa), 13; DePauw (Ind.), 13; Centre (Ky.), 11; Albright (Pa.), 10; Wis.-La Crosse, 7; Monmouth (Ill.), 6; Alfred (N.Y.), 5; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.), 5; Rowan (N.J.), 5; Berry (Ga.), 3; Framingham St. (Mass.), 3; La Verne (Calif.), 3; Illinois Wesleyan, 2; Brockport (N.Y.), 1; Louisiana College, 1; Western New England (Mass.), 1.