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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - After completing a 9-2 campaign in 2012 the University of Charleston football team found themselves ranked No. 25 in the final regular season AFCA Coaches Poll, Monday evening.

Charleston featured the third-best defense in NCAA Division II, while Jordan Roberts (Madison, WV) ranked as the No. 5 rusher per game for the offense as the Golden Eagles finished second in the West Virginia Conference standings.

Jeff Green (Johnson City, TN) led the WVIAC in sacks per game at 1.10, which also landed him a No. 10 ranking nationally. As a team the University of Charleston ranked sixth in NCAA Division II at 3.18 per game.
 
UC was victorious in six of their final seven games, yet finished just outside of the NCAA Division II playoff picture despite playing one of the toughest schedules in the region. The season is the second since Charleston added football in 2003 where the Golden Eagles have finished with a 9-2 overall record along with a national ranking.

2012 American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' Poll

Rank School (1st votes) Rec. Pts. Prev. Week Eight Next Game
1. Colorado St.-Pueblo (24) 11-0 744 1 D. Western St. (Colo.), 21-3 Nov. 24 vs. Opponent TBD
2. Winston-Salem St. (N.C.) (6) 11-0 714 2 D. Elizabeth City St. (N.C.), 34-19 Nov. 24 vs. Opponent TBD
3. New Haven (Conn.) 10-0 686 3 D. American International (Mass.), 37-12 Nov. 24 vs. Opponent TBD
4. Ashland (Ohio) 11-0 657 5 D. Notre Dame (Ohio), 65-0 Nov. 24 vs. Opponent TBD
5. Minnesota St.-Mankato 11-0 629 6 D. Upper Iowa, 70-7 Nov. 24 vs. Opponent TBD
6. Henderson St. (Ark.) 10-0 587 8 D. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.), 42-7 Nov. 24 vs. Opponent TBD
7. Minnesota-Duluth 10-1 550 10 D. Northern St. (S.D.), 49-31 Nov. 17 at No. 9 Missouri Western St.
8. Midwestern St. (Texas) 9-1 538 9 D. West Georgia, 35-17 Nov. 17 at No. 18 Indianapolis (Ind.)
9. Missouri Western St. 10-1 537 11 D. No. 4 Northwest Missouri St., 21-20 Nov. 17 vs. No. 7 Minnesota-Duluth
10. Bloomsburg (Pa.) 10-1 457 12 D. Slippery Rock (Pa.), 49-41 Nov. 17 at No. 15 Shippensburg (Pa.)
11. Indiana (Pa.) 10-1 452 13 D. No. 7 Shippensburg (Pa.), 41-10 Nov. 17 vs. No. 25t Shepherd (W.Va.)
12. Harding (Ark.) 9-1 390 14 D. Southwestern Oklahoma St., 38-7 Nov. 17 at No. 13 Northwest Missouri St.
13. Northwest Missouri St. 9-2 365 4 Lost to No. 11 Missouri Western St., 21-20 Nov. 17 vs. No. 12 Harding (Ark.)
14. Tuskegee (Ala.) 9-1 331 16 D. Fort Valley St. (Ga.), 55-24 Nov. 22 vs. Alabama St.
15. Shippensburg (Pa.) 10-1 326 7 Lost to No. 13 Indiana (Pa.), 41-10 Nov. 17 vs. No. 10 Bloomsburg (Pa.)
16. West Texas A&M 9-2 309 17 D. Texas A&M-Commerce, 45-14 Nov. 17 at No. 20 Chadron St. (Neb.)
17. Valdosta St. (Ga.) 8-2 281 18 Idle Nov. 24 vs. Opponent TBD
18. Indianapolis (Ind.) 9-2 231 19 D. Urbana (Ohio), 31-24 Nov. 17 vs. No. 8 Midwestern St. (Texas)
19. Missouri S&T 10-1 208 20 D. South Dakota Mines, 66-17 Season Complete
20. Chadron St. (Neb.) 9-2 196 21 D. Colorado School of Mines, 20-14 Nov. 17 vs. No. 16 West Texas A&M
21. Sioux Falls (S.D.) 9-2 126 22 D. Wayne St. (Neb.), 24-14 Season Complete
22. Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 8-2 121 24 D. Mars Hill (N.C.), 35-17 Nov. 24 vs. Opponent TBD
23. Miles (Ala.) 8-2 91 23 Idle Nov. 17 at West Alabama
24. Emporia St. (Kan.) 9-2 67 25 D. Washburn (Kan.), 55-23 Nov. 25 vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville
25t. Charleston (W.Va.) 9-2 39 NR D. West Virginia St., 62-0 Season Complete
25t. Shepherd (W.Va.) 8-2 39 NR D. Fairmont St. (W.Va.), 49-23 Nov. 17 at No. 11 Indiana (Pa.)