CARROLLTON, Ga. – The West Georgia Wolves’ hot start to the 2018 football is continuing to draw attention around the country, as UWG was rated 10th Monday in the weekly American Football Coaches Association Division II Poll.
The Wolves moved up three spots from last week's ranking, which comes on the heels of a 42-14 blowout win over Limestone. The win moved West Georgia to 2-0 on the season with a pair of region victories, outscoring their opponents by a combined 66-17 in the first two games of the year.
Defending national champion Texas A&M-Commerce continued as the nation’s top rated team in this week’s poll, followed by Minnesota State, Indiana (Pa.), Northwest Missouri State, and Grand Valley State to round out the nation's top five teams. Grand Valley State moved up with a road victory that is relatively close to home for UWG, beating Delta State by a 21-10 score in Cleveland, Mississippi.
West Alabama, the defending Gulf South Conference champion, moved from 10th to eighth, and is the highest rated Gulf South Conference team in the national poll. Between the Tigers and West Georgia is Colorado State-Pueblo in ninth place. Also of note, West Florida, which was ranked second a week ago, dropped to 13th following last week’s loss at Midwestern State.
UWG puts its 2-0 record on the line Saturday night in the first road game of the season. The Wolves travel to South Georgia for non-conference region game vs. Albany State.