Eagles 18th in final fb poll

WACO, Texas – The Chadron State College football team is ranked 18th in the final American Football Coaches Association Top 25 poll, released Monday.

Valdosta State, which defeated Winston-Salem State in the national title game Saturday, is the unanimous No. 1 team.

The Eagles, who have now been ranked in the final AFCA Top 25 poll eight times since 2000, went 9-3 during the 2012 campaign and qualified for the NCAA Division II Playoffs.

West Texas A&M, the team who defeated Chadron State in the first round of the playoffs, ended the season ranked fourth.

Colorado State University-Pueblo, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion and the only other Division II team to defeat the Eagles, ended the season ranked sixth.

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