1988 NCAA Division II football rankings

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The 1988 NCAA Division II football rankings are from the Associated Press. This is for the 1988 season. The preseason poll and the first two weeks had 10 entries. From the third week onward, the poll was switched to a "Top 20".

Legend[edit]

  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
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  Win–loss record
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  Number of first place votes
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Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

Associated Press poll[edit]

Preseason
[1]
Week 1
Sept 13[2]
Week 2
Sept 20[3]
Week 3
Sept 27[4]
Week 4
Oct 3[5]
Week 5
Oct 10[6]
Week 6
Oct 17[7]
Week 7
Oct 24[8]
Week 8
Oct 31[9]
Week 9
Nov 7[10]
1.Troy StateTroy State (2–0)North Dakota State (2–0)North Dakota State (3–0)North Dakota State (4–0)North Dakota State (5–0)North Dakota State (6–0)North Dakota State (7–0)North Dakota State (8–0)North Dakota State (9–0)1.
2.Portland StateNorth Dakota State (1–0)UCF (3–0)UCF (4–0)UCF (5–0)Winston–Salem State (6–0)Winston–Salem State (7–0)East Texas State (7–1)East Texas State (8–1)West Chester (8–1)2.
3.Northern MichiganUCF (2–0)IUP (2–0)IUP (3–0)IUP (4–0)Jacksonville State (6–0)Jacksonville State (7–0)West Chester (6–1)West Chester (7–1)Texas A&I (7–2)3.
4.Texas A&IIUP (1–0)St. Cloud State (3–0)St. Cloud State (4–0)Winston–Salem State (5–0)Millersville (5–0)Millersville (6–0)Texas A&I (5–2)Texas A&I (6–2)Portland State (7–2–1)4.
5.UCFNortheast Missouri State (2–0)West Chester (2–0)Cal State Northridge (4–0)Texas A&I (3–1)East Texas State (5–1)East Texas State (6–1)Portland State (5–2–1)Portland State (6–2–1)Winston–Salem State (8–1)5.
6.North Dakota StateSt. Cloud State (2–0)Cal State Northridge (3–0)Winston–Salem State (4–0)Jacksonville State (5–0)Cal State Northridge (5–1)Butler (6–1)Sacramento State (6–1)Winston–Salem State (8–1)Mississippi College (8–2)6.
7.West ChesterWest Chester (1–0)Winston–Salem State (3–0)Texas A&I (2–1)Millersville (4–0)Butler (4–1)West Chester (5–1)Winston–Salem State (7–1)Mississippi College (7–2)Jacksonville State (8–1)7.
8.Mankato StateTexas A&I (1–1)Troy State (2–1) тTroy State (3–1)Butler (4–1)West Chester (4–1)Texas A&I (4–2)Jacksonville State (7–1)Jacksonville State (7–1)Butler (8–1–1)8.
9.IUPCal State Northridge (2–0)Texas A&I (1–1) тJacksonville State (4–0)Augustana (4–1)Albany State (5–0)Portland State (4–2–1)Bowie State (8–0)Butler (7–1–1)Tennessee–Martin (9–1)9.
10.Angelo StateButler (1–1) тEast Texas State (2–0)Sacramento State (3–0)East Texas State (4–1)Texas A&I (3–2)UCF (6–1)Mississippi College (6–2)Bowie State (8–0–1)Sacramento State (7–2)10.
11. Winston–Salem State (2–0) т Millersville (4–0)West Chester (3–1)Portland State (3–2–1)Sacramento State (5–1)Butler (6–1–1)Tennessee–Martin (8–1)Millersville (8–1)11.
12.   Nebraska–Omaha (3–0)Cal State Northridge (4–1)IUP (4–1)Mississippi College (5–2)Tennessee–Martin (7–1)Sacramento State (6–2)Albany State (8–1)12.
13.   Butler (3–1)Albany State (5–0)New Haven (4–1)Bowie State (7–0)Bloomsburg (7–1)Millersville (7–1)UC Davis (6–2–1)13.
14.   North Carolina Central (4–0)Manual (3–1)UCF (5–1)Tennessee–Martin (6–1)Northern Michigan (6–2)Albany State (7–1)IUP (7–2)14.
15.   New Haven (4–0)Bowie State (5–0)Sacramento State (4–1)North Dakota (5–2)Millersville (6–1)UC Davis (5–2–1)East Texas State (8–2)15.
16.   East Texas State (3–1)Tennessee–Martin (4–0)Mississippi College (4–2)Bloomsburg (6–1)Albany State (6–1)IUP (6–2)St. Cloud State (7–3)16.
17.   Bloomsburg (3–1)St. Cloud State (4–1)Bowie State (6–0)St. Cloud State (5–2)UC Davis (7–1)North Carolina Central (7–1–1)North Carolina Central (8–1–1)17.
18.   West Chester (2–1)Bloomsburg (4–1)Tennessee–Martin (5–1)Northern Michigan (5–2)North Carolina Central (7–1)St. Cloud State (6–3)Augustana (7–3)18.
19.   Mississippi College (3–0)Nebraska–Omaha (4–1)Bloomsburg (5–1)Albany State (5–1)Ashland (6–1)Northern Michigan (6–3)Northern Michigan (7–3)19.
20.   Augustana (3–0)Northern Michigan (3–2)Northern Colorado (3–2–1)Ashland (5–1)Augustana (6–2)Augustana (6–3)Bowie State (8–1–1)20.
Preseason
[1]
Week 1
Sept 13[2]
Week 2
Sept 20[3]
Week 3
Sept 27[4]
Week 4
Oct 3[5]
Week 5
Oct 10[6]
Week 6
Oct 17[7]
Week 7
Oct 24[8]
Week 8
Oct 31[9]
Week 9
Nov 7[10]
Dropped:
  • 2 Portland State
  • 3 Northern Michigan
  • 8 Mankato State
  • 10 Angelo State
Dropped:
  • 5 Northeast Missouri State
  • 10 Butler
NoneDropped:
  • 8 Troy State
  • 10 Sacramento State
  • 14 North Carolina Central
  • 15 New Haven
  • 19 Mississippi College
Dropped:
  • 9 Augustana
  • 14 North Dakota
  • 17 St. Cloud State
  • 19 Nebraska–Omaha
  • 20 Northern Michigan
Dropped:
  • 6 Cal State Northridge
  • 12 IUP
  • 13 New Haven
  • 20 Northern Colorado
Dropped:
  • 10 UCF
  • 15 North Dakota
  • 17 St. Cloud State
Dropped:
  • 13 Bloomsburg
  • 19 Ashland
None

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Div. II top ten". The Tennessean. Nashville, Tennessee. September 13, 1988. p. 2-C. Retrieved May 15, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
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  4. ^ "NCAA Division II Poll". Florida Today. Cocoa, Florida. September 27, 1988. p. 6C. Retrieved May 15, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  5. ^ "NCAA Div. II Top 10". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. October 4, 1988. p. D4. Retrieved May 15, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
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  7. ^ "NCAA Div. II Top 10". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. October 18, 1988. p. D5. Retrieved May 15, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  8. ^ "NCAA Div. II Top 10". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. October 25, 1988. p. D4. Retrieved May 15, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  9. ^ "NCAA Division II". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. November 1, 1988. p. C4. Retrieved May 15, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  10. ^ "Division II Poll". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. November 8, 1988. p. D4. Retrieved May 15, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access