Texans finish 2018 ranked No. 5 in nation by AFCA


For the first time in program history, Tarleton is a national top-5 program.

The Texans were named the No. 5 football team in the nation in the final poll by the American Football Coaches Association. This is the highest ranking in program history.


Tarleton just finished arguably the greatest season in school history after winning the Lone Star Conference Championship outright and completing the first undefeated regular season in the program’s NCAA era. The Texans earned the right to host two playoff games, which they won advancing them to the Super Region IV finals against then-No. 1 Minnesota State. Tarleton fell to the Mavericks 13-10 in the third round of the postseason.

Valdosta State, who won the NCAA Division II National Championship in McKinney last weekend, took over the top spot in the national poll while runner-up Ferris State is at No. 2. Minnesota State and Notre Dame (OH) are just ahead of the Texans in the No. 3 and No. 4 spots of the poll. Tarleton leads all LSC programs in the poll, checking in ahead of Texas A&M-Commerce (9) and MSU Texas (25).

This marks the fifth different season that Tarleton has been ranked under head coach Todd Whitten. The ninth-year leader of the Texans led Tarleton to its first national ranking in 2001 and the highest spot in program history at No. 5 this year.

For the complete national poll, visit AFCA.com.

About debug 971 Articles
Debug user

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.