AU football ranked No. 6 in the nation

Eagles improve to 4-0 on the season with a Week Five


Wesley Seyfang

The Eagles now sit as the No. 6 team in Division II.

Cade Cracas, Sports & Digital Editor

Ashland University’s football program has received high praise from the nation once again.

The American Football Coaches Association Division II poll was released, and the Eagles are now slotted at No. 9 in the nation as of Monday, Oct. 3.

After a dominating 56-17 Week Five victory against the Northwood Timberwolves, the Eagles improved to 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in conference play.

The Eagles handled the Timberwolves with ease as they put up 14 points per quarter in all four quarters. Starting quarterback Austin Brenner also showed a glimpse of his former self as he passed for 300 yards and two touchdowns.

The running attack continued to steam-roll its opponents with six total touchdowns coming on the ground.

The Eagles were previously ranked at No. 9 in the nation before jumping three spots this week.

The remaining teams in front of the Eagles are:

  1. Ferris State (4-0)
  2. Grand Valley State (5-0)
  3. Angelo State (5-0)
  4. Shepherd (5-0)
  5. Ouachita Baptist (5-0)
  6. Ashland (4-0)

The Eagles next look to continue play against the Walsh Cavaliers Saturday, Oct. 8, with kickoff set for 12 p.m.