The Minnesota State football team has been ranked third in the first edition of the NCAA Super Region Four rankings.
Winona State topped the rankings, with Central Washington coming in second. Midwestern State followed the Mavericks in fourth, while Humboldt State (5th), Sioux Falls (6th) and Colorado Mesa (7th) rounded out the top-seven.
The NSIC, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC), the Lone Star Conference (LSC) and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) make up the 41-team NCAA Super Region Four this season. The Division II Football Championship provides for a maximum field of 28 teams, seven from each of the four super regions. Twelve (12) first-round games will be conducted on the campus of one of the competing institutions. The top seed in each selection region (super regional) will receive a bye in the first round of the playoffs.
The Mavericks continue their season on Saturday as they host Winona State. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
NCAA Super Region Four Rankings (Week #1)
Team (Conference) In-Region Record DII Record
1. Winona State (NSIC) 8-0 8-0
2. Central Washington (GNAC) 7-0 8-0
3. Minnesota State (NSIC) 8-0 8-0
4. Midwestern State (LSC) 5-0 6-0
5. Humboldt State (GNAC) 6-1 6-1
6. Sioux Falls (NSIC) 7-1 7-1
7. Colorado Mesa (RMAC) 7-1 7-1
8. Texas A&M-Commerce (LSC) 4-1 6-1
9. Eastern New Mexico (LSC) 5-1 6-1
10. Minnesota Duluth (NSIC) 6-2 6-2