Lower Division Rankings

August 10, 2003

DIVISION 1-AA
2002 2002
RANK TEAM RECORD RANK
THE SKINNY (2002 STATS)

1 GRAMBLING STATE 11-2 8
Junior QB Bruce Eugene led the nation in passing yards (4,483),
TD passes (43) and total offense (386 yards per game)
2 MONTANA 11-3 6
Nineteen starters return, including stellar senior DE Tim Bush
(19 sacks) and sophomore RB J.R. Waller (826 yards)
3 GEORGIA SOUTHERN 11-3 3
Junior QB Chaz Williams rushed for 100-plus yards in 10 straight
games, and finished the season with 1,422 yards and 27 TDs
4 MCNEESE STATE 13-2 2
Senior TB Vick King (1,103 yards rushing) was Southland
offensive player of the year, and senior FB Luke Lawton was
all-conference
5 WESTERN ILLINOIS 11-2 5
Both Leathernecks' losses in '02 came on last play of the game;
team is in good hands with senior QB Russ Michna (3,037 yards)
6 BETHUNE-COOKMAN 11-2 12
Senior QB Allen Suber is a dual threat (1,307 passing, 1,035
yards rushing), and senior DE Steve Baggs is a handful (eight
sacks)
7 MASSACHUSETTS 8-4 NR
One of 17 returning starters, sophomore TB R.J. Cobbs rushed for
freshman-record 1,067 yards and league-high 5.6 yards a carry
8 FORDHAM 10-3 15
Four years ago the Rams were 0-11; QB Kevin Eakin, who threw for
3,040 yards and 22 TDs, has led the program's turnaround
9 DELAWARE 6-6 NR
A transfer from Georgia Tech, senior QB Andy Hall (1,832 yards
passing, 863 rushing) is the Blue Hens' leader
10 IDAHO STATE 8-3 17
The Bengals have four first-team all-Big Sky selections back on
defense, including senior DE Jared Allen (10 1/2 sacks)

DIVISION II

1 CENTRAL WASHINGTON 11-1 9
Senior QB Zak Hill, four-year captain, threw for 2,694 yards, 22
TDs and completed 67.9% of his passes
2 VALDOSTA (GA.) STATE 14-2 2
National runner-up has 15 starters returning, including senior
QB Buster Faulkner (3,826 yards) and senior RB Aaron Jenkins
(1,304)
3 GRAND VALLEY STATE (MICH.) 14-0 1
Defending champion solid on D behind junior DT Keyonta Marshall
(12 sacks), last season's Great Lakes co-defensive lineman of
the year
4 CENTRAL ARKANSAS 8-3 25
QB Zak Clark, a transfer from Arkansas, threw for school-record
3,157 yards and was fifth in Harlon Hill voting
5 TEXAS A&M-KINGSVILLE 10-3 4
Senior RB Larry Williams, who broke right leg in first game of
college career in 2000, rushed for conference-high 1,496 yards
6 NEBRASKA-KEARNEY 10-2 12
Junior RB Mike Miller (1,600 y ards, 13 TDs rushing) and
sophomore WR Richie Ross (56 receptions, 1,142 yards) lead Lopers
7 NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE 12-1 6
Speedy junior WR Jamaica Rector caught 78 passes for 1,242 yards
and six TDs and returned 36 punts for 514 yards and two TDs
8 MINNESOTA-DULUTH 11-1 11
Senior WR Tim Battaglia, a star on baseball team, is first
Bulldog with more than 1,000 yards receiving in a season
9 BENTLEY (MASS.) 10-1 23
Linemen Bill Kavanaugh and Ted Krautmann, both seniors, tied for
Division II lead with 13 1/2 sacks
10 TUSKEGEE (ALA.) 10-1 14
With wins in 33 of their last 35 games, Golden Tigers will once
again rely on senior RB Cortlandt Florence (1,281 yards)

DIVISION III

1 ST. JOHN'S (MINN.) 12-2 4
Johnnies will rely on senior WR Blake Elliott, who set school
records for catches (120), yards (1,484) and TDs (22)
2 MOUNT UNION (OHIO) 14-0 1
Three-time defending champs have won 96 of last 97 games; Purple
Raiders' spark is senior WR Randell Knapp (1,016 yards)
3 ROWAN (N.J.) 10-1 9
Profs stacked on defense, led by sophomore CB Kelvin Bellamy
(six interceptions), one of three returning starters in the
secondary
4 WABASH (IND.) 12-1 7
Senior DT Blair Hammer (61 tackles) has 22 1/2 career sacks;
needs five more to tie school record held by brother B.J.
5 WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON (PA.) 9-3 21
Presidents will follow the leadership of senior WR Mike Virgin,
who caught 48 passes for 932 yards and seven TDs
6 WHEATON (ILL.) 10-2 11
Senior QB Chad Bradley (2,253 yards and 15 TDs) is the leader of
an offense that averaged 486.6 yards a game
7 BRIDGEWATER (VA.) 11-1 3
Senior LB Jermaine Taylor had 17 tackles for loss and is
conference's outdoor 100-meter sprint champion
8 BALDWIN-WALLACE (OHIO) 8-2 NR
Yellow Jackets look to senior QB Dan Larlham (1,873 yards, 16
TDs), Michigan State transfer who has completed 65.3% of his
passes
9 HANOVER (IND.) 10-1 12
Favorite target of senior QB Brett Dietz (2,296 yards and 26
TDs) is junior wingback Clint Bobb (1,041 total yards)
10 WISCONSIN-STOUT 7-3 NR
Senior RB Luke Bundgaard (2,966 career yards) is school's
alltime leading rusher and one of 11 returning starters on
offense

COLOR PHOTO: MICHAEL DUNLAP/THE NEWS-STAR/AP GRAMBLING Eugene generates nearly 400 yards of total offense pergame. COLOR PHOTO: JON BRUNK CENTRAL WASHINGTON The accurate Hill is on target for a DivisionII crown. COLOR PHOTO: TOM DAHLIN ST. JOHN'S Elliott looks to dethrone Mount Union and haul in theD III title.

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