Carrollton, GA – A sixth straight win has pushed the West Georgia Wolves closer to the top in the national Division II football rankings. UWG was rated fourth in Monday’s weekly American Football Coaches Association Division II Poll and was also ranked 4th in the D2football.com national poll on Tuesday.
West Georgia moved from their previous spot at number five following Saturday’s 31-7 win over North Greenville, and formerly fourth-ranked Midwestern (Texas) State’s 21-19 defeat at the hands of archrival Texas A&M Commerce. It marks the sixth consecutive week that West Georgia has risen in both polls.
The top three spots in this week’s rankings remained the same. Minnesota State tops the poll after receiving 29-of-33 first-place votes from the nationwide panel. Grand Valley State and Ferris State remained in the second and third spots, respectively. That will likely change after this Saturday when the two Michigan rivals play at Grand Valley State.
West Georgia is the highest rated of three Gulf South Conference teams in this week’s poll. Unbeaten Valdosta State climbed into the number eight spot this week, while once-beaten West Florida returned to the top 10 in this week’s poll.
Saturday will bring a battle of Top 10 teams when West Georgia visits Pensacola to battle West Florida. The Argonauts defeated the Wolves twice a year ago, including a second-round meeting in the NCAA Division II Playoffs.
Kickoff time for Saturday’s game is set for 7 p.m. from Blue Wahoo Stadium in Pensacola.