The Bisons have never been ranked in an in-season NABC/Division-II coaches’ poll, at least not until now. They were ranked #21 in the preseason poll two years ago but quickly fell out.
Two other GSC West teams are in the top 25, with UAM at #8 and Ouachita at #16. The only ranked team from the GSC East is Valdosta State at #20.
The Bisons are 8-1 and have won their last eight games, including a win over #15 North Alabama, which dropped to the “receiving votes” part of the poll. They’re 5-1 against other D-II teams, having swept UNA and UAH and split with Missouri S&T.