Division II: The Top 25

August 29, 1993

Pittsburg State, the most successful team in college football at any level over the last eight years, should finish on top once again

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PHOTOMONTAGEELLIE DICKSON; PHOTOGRAPHS BY J.E. SCHILLING, ULY SCOTT AND MIKE SCULLY ILLUSTRATION

Rank

School

1992 Regular Season

1993 Projected Record

Comments

1

PITTSBURG STATE

11-0

11-0

Game of the year: Sept. 4 rematch at North Dakota State

2

NORTH DAKOTA STATE

9-1

10-1

Bison carrying a chip from 38-37 playoff loss to Pitt State

3

PORTLAND STATE

6-3

10-1

Is QB Bill Matos (16 TDs in four games) another Neil Lomax?

4

JACKSONVILLE STATE*

8-1-1

7-2

Last year's champ is en route to Division I-AA

5

EAST TEXAS STATE

8-3

10-1

Will light up scoreboard-and rival Texas A&M-Kingsville

6

NEW HAVEN

10-0

10-0

The Chargers' O could average more than 50 points a game

7

TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE

8-2

8-2

Nè Texas A&I; name has changed, but success won't

8

WESTERN STATE

9-1

10-1

Unimposing conference should be a nice playoff warmup

9

VALDOSTA STATE

5-4-1

9-2

QB Chris Hatcher could lead the Blazers on the playoff trail

10

FERRIS STATE

9-2

9-2

Big wheel keeps on turnin'; young Dogs keep on learnin'

11

NORTH ALABAMA

6-3-1

7-3

Opponents have to stop the Rush-senior TB Tyrone Rush

12

EDINBORO

8-1-1

8-2

The Fighting Scots will take the high road to the playoffs

13

UC DAVIS

8-1-1

7-3

Three America West teams are in I-AA; Aggies can beat two

14

HAMPTON

9-1-1

9-1

Excepting Grambling, '93 opponents were 28-59-3 in '92

15

INDIANA (PA.)

7-2-1

8-2

Indians back in playoff hunt after first absence since '87

16

NORTH DAKOTA

6-3-1

8-3

Fighting Sioux are second-best in mighty Peace Garden State

17

GARDNER-WEBB

10-1

9-1

Bulldogs, NAIA runners-up, can run-and-shoot with anyone

18

HILLSDALE

9-2

7-4

RB Scott Schulte (1,582 yards in '92) breaks in a new line

19

EAST STROUDSBURG

8-2

8-2

Just missed postseason last year. Get used to it

20

GRAND VALLEY STATE

8-3

9-2

It'll be Death Valley days if Lakers miss playoffs again

21

AUGUSTANA (S.DAK.)

8-3

8-3

Must beat North Dakota State to make the playoffs

22

NE MISSOURI STATE

9-2

8-3

DT Mike Roos leads a defense that must carry the offense

23

MANKATO STATE

6-5

7-4

Opponents have to stop the Pass-senior QB Jamie Pass

24

EASTERN NEW MEXICO

5-5

6-4

The Greyhounds should be very good. They could be very bad

25

FORT VALLEY STATE

7-4

7-4

Defensive back Joseph Best intercepted 12 passes in '92

* Between divisions and ineligible for postseason play until joining I-AA in 1995.

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