WACO, Tex. (GoThunderWolves.com - Sept. 6, 2010) - For just the second time in school history, CSU-Pueblo has "received votes" in the American Football Coaches' Association Division II Top 25 poll, the AFCA announced Monday.
CSU-Pueblo received one vote following its 55-13 victory over Northwestern Oklahoma State Saturday. The ThunderWolves are the only 2-0 team in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, which includes fellow AFCA poll entrants, Colorado School of Mines (received 11 votes), and Nebraska-Kearney, which are ranked 23rd in the nation. Both Mines and Kearney are 1-1 in 2010.
CSU-Pueblo was last featured in the AFCA top 25 on Sept. 21, 2009 following its victory over then-defending RMAC champions, Chadron State. Similarly, the ThunderWolves received one vote in the poll, but were bounced from the poll a week later after losing its next game to Colorado School of Mines.
Prior to its forays in the AFCA Division II poll, the ThunderWolves last appeared in a national poll in 1983, when the program was still classified as an NAIA school. The other major national Division II poll, run by D2Football.com, will be released Tuesday.