UNK Ranked 14th in Preaseason Poll

UNK Ranked 14th in Preaseason Poll
UNK Poised for Big Year
August 15th, 2022 | Peter Yazvac

Kearney, Neb. – The Nebraska-Kearney football team is ranked 14th in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Top 25 preseason poll. A panel of head coaches from around country vote on the poll which comes out on a weekly basis during the regular season. The other weekly poll comes from D2football.com. During the summer, several college football preview magazines/websites released D2 polls as well; UNK ranked in the Top 15 in most of those. UNK, which finished 2021 ranked 15th in the AFCA poll, received 318 points.

Fellow MIAA members Northwest Missouri State (2nd), Washburn (29th) and Pittsburg State (31st) are also listed in the poll. The Lopers host Pitt State Sept. 8 (Thurs.), visit Washburn Sept. 17 and host Northwest on Oct. 29. Defending national champion Ferris (Mich.) State received all 30 first place votes and 750 points to be the overwhelming number one pick. Northwest was a distant second at 661 points with Valdosta (Ga.) State and Colorado School of Mines close behind. The Lopers held its first scrimmage this past Saturday and will host another this Saturday, Aug. 20. That’ll run from 9-11 a.m. with a “freshmen” scrimmage set for Thursday, Aug. 25 (6-8 p.m.). Each is free and open to the public.


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