If you asked Kerwin Bell or Dan Land where their teams ranked in the Division II preseason polls, odds are they would know.
But they probably wouldn't care. The two know the season opening showdown between their teams is inching ever closer.
The AFCA Division II preseason poll was released Monday. Neither the Golden Rams or the Blazers cracked the Top 25.
Both though are in the always popular "Others Receiving Votes" category.
Valdosta State actually missed a top 25 ranking by just 20 points. You could say they are 27th in the poll, with Albany State a little further down.
The two teams square off Saturday September 3 at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.
AFCA Division II Preseason Poll
1. Northwest Missouri St. (29)
2. West Georgia (1)
3. Grand Valley St.
5. Colorado St.-Pueblo
7. Minnesota St.
8. Indiana (PA)
T9. Henderson St.
T9. Texas A&M-Commerce
11. Slippery Rock
12. Ferris St.
13. Humboldt St.
14. Midwestern St.
15. North Alabama
18. Colorado School of Mines
20. Central Missouri
23. Sioux Falls
24. Emporia St.
Others Receiving Votes: Valdosta St., Albany St.
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