- Posted October 14, 2013 by
Colorado Underdogs Rising the Ranks
PUEBLO, CO -- The Colorado State University-Pueblo Thunderwolves have now had their share of top-ten time in the last year. Right now the Thunderwolves have spent 26 weeks in the top-ten of the polls which is the top streak in all of NCAA Division II football. As of this week the Thunderwolves rise two spots from number 5 to number 3 in the AFCA Division II football poll after their 51 to 42 win over the 19th ranked Chadron State. (www.afca.com)
This is no new spot for the Thunderwolves seeing as they spent all of last season highly ranked in the football polls. As of this week the Thunderwolves kept their reputation up as one of the top football teams in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC). The Thunderwolves have won 32 regular season games with 26 of those being RMAC games.
What is even more surprising about the Thunderwolves is the fact that the current football program has only been running since 2008 with the previous program running from 1963 to 1984. The program only came back to CSU-Pueblo 5 years ago and for a team to take off like this is absolutely amazing. Last year the CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves spent five weeks of the regular season at number 1 in the AFCA Poll. Previous to that in 2011, they also achieved number 1 on the AFCA Poll at the end of the season.
The Thunderwolves are also back-to-back conference champions and are looking to gain another RMAC championship this next weekend when they take on the Colorado School of Mines at home. If the Thunderwolves take the win this weekend they will tie the winning record streak formerly held by Chadron State (2006-09).
Photo: Dustin Cox | CSU-Pueblo vs. UNC Game 1