Following the program’s second-ever playoff appearance, the Newberry College Wolves have earned the ranking of No. 23 nationally in the American Football Coaches’ Association Division II Coaches’ Poll, which was announced Monday.
- Newberry went 9-3 overall and advanced to the NCAA Division II playoffs, where the scarlet and gray were eliminated in the first round by Carson-Newman.
- The Wolves placed 11 players on the all-South Atlantic Conference teams with seven players on the DAKTRONICS all-Super Region Two teams.
- Newberry is one of three SAC teams in the final ranking after second-ranked and national runner-up Lenoir-Rhyne and 17th-ranked Carson-Newman.
|Rank||School (1st votes)||Rec.||Pts.||Prev.|
|1.||Northwest Missouri St. (32)||15-0||800||2|
|3.||Grand Valley St. (Mich.)||12-3||652||22|
|4.||West Chester (Pa.)||13-2||614||15|
|5.||St. Cloud State (Minn.)||12-2||568||12|
|11.||West Texas A&M||11-3||510||19|
|13.||Henderson St. (Ark.)||11-1||419||4|
|14.||Winston-Salem St. (N.C.)||10-2||398||9|
|19.||Pittsburg St. (Kan.)||10-2||243||17|
|20.||Emporia St. (Kan.)||9-2||209||14|
|21.||Slippery Rock (Pa.)||9-3||167||20|
|22.||Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.)||9-3||142||21|