SHIPPENSBURG -- The Shippensburg University football team is ranked No. 21 in the new AFCA Division II Coaches’ Poll, the first time the Raiders have been nationally-ranked in three years.
Shippensburg (4-0, 2-0 PSAC East) has won eight consecutive games dating back to last season – a winning streak that is the third-longest active in Division II behind perennial powers Grand Valley State and Pittsburg State. The Red Raiders have also scored 217 points through their first four games – 139 of which have come in the first half.
SU is one of four PSAC teams currently in the Top 25 poll, joining California (No. 6), Bloomsburg (No. 10) and Indiana (No. 22).
According to the latest NCAA statistical rankings, SU is second in the country for passing offense (394 ypg – trailing only Colorado School of Mines) and scoring offense (54.25 – trailing only Henderson State). The Orediggers are currently unranked after a loss to New Mexico Highlands this past weekend while the Reddies climbed seven spots in the poll and are ranked No. 17.
Information used in this story is courtesy of Shippensburg University.