Cobbers Get To No.22 In Both National Polls
MOORHEAD, Minn. (11/12/12)—Concordia finished the 2012 regular season by moving up to No.22 in both the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and D3football.com national rankings polls. The Cobbers moved up one spot in both polls from last week.
Concordia will finish the regular season by being ranked in the top 25 in both the AFCA and D3football polls for the first time since 2005. The Cobbers garnered 186 votes in the AFCA poll, up 28 votes from last week.
The Cobbers finished the 2012 season with an 8-2 record. That is the most wins in a season since 2005. Concordia also finished tied for second in the final MIAC standings which is the highest league finish since 2005. CC was picked to finish fifth in the annual preseason coaches' poll. The Cobbers' finish of three spots higher than the preseason pick is the biggest jump by any team in the conference.
Concordia finished the season by being ranked in the top 45 in the nation in three different statistical categories. Concordia is ranked highest in rushing offense. CC is 17th in that category as they averaged 255.60 yards per game. Concordia is also 28th in rushing defense (97.70 yds/gm) and 37th in passing efficiency (149.98).
Complete AFCA National Rankings (Nov. 12)
Complete D3football.com National Rankings (Nov. 11)