1997 NCAA Division II football rankings

The 1997 NCAA Division II football rankings are from the NCAA Division II football committee. This is for the 1997 season.

Legend

  Increase in ranking
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  Not ranked previous week
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  Win–loss record
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  Number of first place votes
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Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

NCAA Division II Football Committee poll

Preseason
[1]
Week 1
Sept 9[2]
Week 2
Sept 16[3]
Week 3
Sept 23[4]
Week 4
Sept 30[5]
Week 5
Oct 7[6]
Week 6
Oct 14[7]
Week 7
Oct 21[8]
Week 8
Oct 28[9]
Week 9
Nov 4[10]
Week 10
Nov 11[11]
Week 11
Nov 18[12] [note 3]
1.Northern Colorado (4)Northern Colorado (1–0) (3)Carson–Newman (2–0) (4)Carson–Newman (3–0) (4)Carson–Newman (3–0) (4)Carson–Newman (4–0) (4)Carson–Newman (6–0) (4)Carson–Newman (6–0) (4)Carson–Newman (7–0) (4)Carson–Newman (8–0) (4)Carson–Newman (9–0)Carson–Newman (9–0) (4)1.
2.Carson–NewmanCarson–Newman (2–0) (1)Texas A&M–Kingsville (1–0)Pittsburg State (2–0)Pittsburg State (3–0)Pittsburg State (4–0)Pittsburg State (5–0)Pittsburg State (6–0)New Haven (7–1)New Haven (8–1)New Haven (9–1)New Haven (9–1)2.
3.Texas A&M–KingsvilleTexas A&M–Kingsville (0–0)Pittsburg State (1–0)New Haven (4–0)New Haven (5–0)New Haven (5–0)New Haven (6–0)New Haven (6–1)Angelo State (7–0)Angelo State (8–0)Angelo State (9–0)Northwest Missouri State (11–0)3.
4.Ferris StatePittsburg State (1–0) тCatawba College (2–0)Catawba College (3–0)Catawba College (4–0)Angelo State (4–0)Angelo State (5–0)Angelo State (6–0)Northwest Missouri State (8–0)Northwest Missouri State (9–0)Northwest Missouri State (10–0)Texas A&M–Kingsville (9–1)4.
5.Pittsburg StateClarion (0–0) тGrand Valley State (2–0)Angelo State (2–0)Angelo State (3–0)Northwest Missouri State (5–0)Northwest Missouri State (6–0)Northwest Missouri State (7–0)Texas A&M–Kingsville (6–1)Texas A&M–Kingsville (7–1)Texas A&M–Kingsville (8–1)Albany State (10–0)5.
6.West GeorgiaCentral Oklahoma (1–0)Northwest Missouri State (2–0)Northwest Missouri State (3–0)Northwest Missouri State (4–0)Texas A&M–Kingsville (3–1)Texas A&M–Kingsville (4–1)Texas A&M–Kingsville (5–1)Albany State (7–0)Albany State (8–0)Albany State (9–0)Angelo State (9–1)6.
7.UC Davis [note 1]Catawba College (2–0)Angelo State (1–0)Grand Valley State (3–0)Texas A&M–Kingsville (2–1)Albany State (5–0)Albany State (6–0)Albany State (6–0)North Dakota (6–1)North Dakota (7–1)North Dakota (8–1)Slippery Rock (10–1)7.
8.ClarionBloomsburg (1–0)Albany State (2–0) тTexas A&M–Kingsville (1–1)Saginaw Valley State (4–0)Grand Valley State (5–0)Grand Valley State (6–0)Grand Valley State (7–0)Slippery Rock (7–1)Slippery Rock (8–1)Slippery Rock (9–1)Pittsburg State (9–1)8.
9.Northwest Missouri StateNorthwest Missouri State (1–0)New Haven (2–0) тAlbany State (3–0)Nebraska–Omaha (4–0)Western State (CO) (4–1)Western State (CO) (5–1)West Georgia (5–1)West Georgia (6–1)West Georgia (7–1)Pittsburg State (8–1)Western State (CO) (9–2)9.
10.Delta StateAngelo State (1–0)Nebraska–Omaha (2–0)Nebraska–Omaha (3–0)Albany State (4–0)North Dakota (4–0)North Dakota (5–0)North Dakota State (6–1)Central Oklahoma (7–1)Pittsburg State (7–1)Western State (CO) (8–2)Southern Arkansas (9–1)10.
11.IUP [note 2]Grand Valley State (1–0)Western State (CO) (1–1)Saginaw Valley State (3–0)Western State (CO) (3–1)West Georgia (4–1)West Georgia (5–1)Central Oklahoma (6–1)Pittsburg State (6–1)Shepherd (8–0) тSouthern Arkansas (8–1)Northern Colorado (8–3)11.
12.Central OklahomaAlbany State (1–0)Saginaw Valley State (2–0)Western State (CO) (2–1)Grand Valley State (3–0)Indianapolis (6–0)Central Oklahoma (5–1)Slippery Rock (6–1)Saginaw Valley State (7–1)Western State (CO) (6–2) тNorthern Colorado (8–2)Ashland (9–1)12.
13.Nebraska–OmahaNebraska–Omaha (1–0)Virginia State (3–0)North Dakota (2–0)North Dakota (3–0)Central Oklahoma (4–1)Slippery Rock (5–1)Nebraska–Omaha (6–1)Livingstone (9–0)Northern Colorado (7–2)Ashland (9–1)North Alabama (9–2)13.
14.BloomsburgNew Haven (1–0)North Dakota (1–0)Virginia State (3–0)Indianapolis (5–0)Livingstone (6–0)Nebraska–Omaha (5–1)Livingstone (8–0)Truman State (6–1) тSouthern Arkansas (7–1)North Alabama (8–2)UC Davis (7–4)14.
15.Angelo StateUC Davis (0–1)Northern Colorado (1–1)Central Oklahoma (2–1)Central Oklahoma (3–1)Nebraska–Omaha (4–1)Livingstone (7–0)Shepherd (6–0)Shepherd (7–0) тGrand Valley State (8–1)UC Davis (6–4)Glenville State (9–2)15.
16.Catawba CollegeNorth Dakota (0–0)Indianapolis (3–0)Indianapolis (4–0)West Georgia (4–1)Slippery Rock (4–1)North Dakota State (5–1)UC Davis (4–3)UC Davis (5–3)New Mexico Highlands (7–2)West Georgia (7–2)North Dakota State (9–2)16.
17.North DakotaVirginia State (2–0)Central Oklahoma (1–1)West Georgia (3–1)Northern Colorado (3–1)Catawba College (4–1)Shepherd (5–0)North Dakota (5–1)North Alabama (6–2)North Alabama (7–2)Glenville State (8–2) 17.
18.West ChesterDelta State (0–1)West Georgia (2–1)Northern Colorado (2–1)Chadron State (3–1)North Dakota State (4–1)Virginia State (4–1)Western State (CO) (5–2)Western State (CO) (5–2)Truman State (6–2)New Mexico Highlands (7–3) 18.
19.Chadron StateEdinboro (1–0)Fairmont State (2–0)Chadron State (2–1)Livingstone (5–0)UC Davis (3–2)Abilene Christian (5–1)Ashland (6–1)Northern Colorado (6–2)Ashland (8–1)Nebraska–Omaha (8–2) т 19.
20.Albany StateChadron State (1–0)Chadron State (1–1)Northern Michigan (4–0)Northern Michigan (5–0)Shepherd (4–0)Ashland (6–1)Valdosta State (5–2)Grand Valley State (7–1)UC Davis (5–4)Saginaw Valley State (8–2) т 20.
Preseason
[1]
Week 1
Sept 9[2]
Week 2
Sept 16[3]
Week 3
Sept 23[4]
Week 4
Sept 30[5]
Week 5
Oct 7[6]
Week 6
Oct 14[7]
Week 7
Oct 21[8]
Week 8
Oct 28[9]
Week 9
Nov 4[10]
Week 10
Nov 11[11]
Week 11
Nov 18[12] [note 3]
Dropped:
  • 4 Ferris State
  • 6 West Georgia
  • 11 IUP
  • 18 West Chester
Dropped:
  • 5 Clarion
  • 8 Bloomsburg
  • 15 UC Davis
  • 18 Delta State
  • 19 Edinboro
Dropped:
19 Fairmont State
Dropped:
14 Virginia State
Dropped:
  • 8 Saginaw Valley State
  • 17 Northern Colorado
  • 18 Chadron State
  • 20 Northern Michigan
Dropped:
  • 12 Indianapolis
  • 17 Catawba College
  • 19 UC Davis
Dropped:
  • 18 Virginia State
  • 19 Abilene Christian
Dropped:
  • 10 North Dakota State
  • 13 Nebraska–Omaha
  • 19 Ashland
  • 20 Valdosta State
Dropped:
  • 10 Central Oklahoma
  • 12 Saginaw Valley State
  • 13 Livingstone
Dropped:
  • 11 Shepherd
  • 15 Grand Valley State
  • 18 Truman State
Dropped:
  • 7 North Dakota
  • 16 West Georgia
  • 18 New Mexico Highlands
  • 19 Nebraska–Omaha
  • 20 Saginaw Valley State

Notes

  1. ^ In the actual printed polls, UC Davis was listed as California Davis
  2. ^ In the actual printed polls, IUP was listed as Indiana, Pa
  3. ^ The final poll had only 16 teams instead of 20. The 16 teams were the ones that made the Division II playoffs.

References

  1. ^ "NCAA Division II Preseason Poll". The Salina Journal. Salina, Kansas. August 21, 1997. p. D2. Retrieved May 21, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  2. ^ "Division II Poll". South Florida Sun Sentinel. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. September 9, 1997. p. 11C. Retrieved April 29, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  3. ^ "Div. II Poll". Reno Gazette-Journal. Reno, Nevada. September 16, 1997. p. 5C. Retrieved April 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  4. ^ "NCAA Div. II Top 25". Great Falls Tribune. Great Falls, Montana. September 23, 1997. p. 2S. Retrieved April 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  5. ^ "Div. II Poll". Hattiesburg American. Hattiesburg, Mississippi. October 1, 1997. p. 2B. Retrieved April 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  6. ^ "NCAA Div. II poll". Lansing State Journal. Lansing, Michigan. October 7, 1997. p. 2C. Retrieved April 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  7. ^ "NCAA Div. II poll". Lansing State Journal. Lansing, Michigan. October 14, 1997. p. 2C. Retrieved April 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  8. ^ "NCAA Division II Poll". The Kokomo Tribune. Kokomo, Indiana. October 21, 1997. p. B4. Retrieved April 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  9. ^ "NCAA Div II Poll". Asheville Citizen-Times. Asheville, North Carolina. October 28, 1997. p. D4. Retrieved April 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  10. ^ "NCAA Div II Poll". Asheville Citizen-Times. Asheville, North Carolina. November 4, 1997. p. D5. Retrieved April 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  11. ^ "NCAA Division II". Hartford Courant. Hartford, Connecticut. November 11, 1997. p. C6. Retrieved April 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  12. ^ "NCAA Division II". Hartford Courant. Hartford, Connecticut. November 18, 1997. p. C7. Retrieved April 30, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
1997 UC Davis Aggies football team

The 1997 UC Davis football team represented the University of California, Davis in the 1997 NCAA Division II football season. They played as a Division II independent in 1997. They would stay an independent until 2004 when they became a charter member of the Great West Conference (GWC).

The 1997 Aggies were led by fifth-year head coach Bob Biggs and played their home games at Toomey Field. UC Davis finished the regular season with a record of seven wins and four losses (7–4). This was the 28th consecutive year UC Davis finished with a winning record.

At the end of the season the Aggies were ranked #14 and were invited to the Division II playoffs for the second year in a row. In the first round they upset 4th-ranked Texas A&M–Kingsville in Kingsville, Texas. In the second round (quarterfinal), they upset 6th-ranked Angelo State in San Angelo, Texas. In the semi-final game they were defeated by 2nd-ranked New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut. This was the second straight year the Aggies lost in the Division II semifinals. That brought the Aggies final record to nine wins and five losses (9–5). The Aggies outscored their opponents 378–325 for the season.

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