Northwest football up to No. 3 in AFCA Top 25

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Sep. 13—An idle week was still enough for Northwest Missouri State to climb in the AFCA Division II Top 25 football poll.

Northwest moved up one spot to No. 3 in the nation after last week's game was canceled due to COVID-19 issues at Lincoln. The Bearcats will be in action Saturday at Central Missouri.

Nebraska-Kearney debuts in the rankings for the first time since 2011 after defeating then-No. 23 Pitt State in Pittsburg, Kansas. It will be a meeting of unbeatens Saturday in Kearney when the Lopers host Washburn, who is receiving votes. Emporia State (2-0) is also receiving votes ahead of Saturday's trip to Missouri Western.

Northwest dropped four spots in the AVCA Top 25 volleyball poll after a 3-1 weekend. The Bearcats open MIAA play this week, including a trip Saturday to Missouri Western.

Brandon Zenner can be reached at brandon.zenner@newspressnow.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NPNowZenner.

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