CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves’ season opening win at Catawba pushed them up one spot in Monday’s weekly American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll. West Georgia claimed the 14th spot in Monday’s poll, up one notch from their position in the AFCA Preseason Poll. 


The Wolves earned 396 points in the weekly poll of 32 Division II head coaches from across the country. They are but one point behind number 13 Minnesota-Duluth, and four points behind 12th-rated Texas A&M-Commerce.


West Georgia is one of three Gulf South Conference teams ranked in the nation’s Top 20. Defending champion Valdosta State remains atop the poll, receiving 31-of-32 first place votes following their season opening victory over Albany State. West Alabama is rated 20th after their home win Saturday over Limestone.


West Georgia puts its 1-0 record and national ranking on the line this Saturday in their second straight road game vs. a South Atlantic Conference opponent. The Wolves head to Gaffney, S.C., to face the Limestone Saints; kickoff time 7 p.m. at a stadium known as The Reservation at Gaffney High School.