Behind its 10-0 record, the Minnesota State football team now sits atop the NCAA Central Region Four rankings.
Minnesota State improved to No. 1 in the rankings after defeating Wayne State 48-27 last weekend at Blakeslee Stadium. Central Washington fell to the second spot in the rankings, while Midwestern State and Winona State held steady at third and fourth, respectively. Sioux Falls (5th), Colorado Mesa (6th) and Texas A&M-Commerce (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 NCAA Selection Show will be streamed on NCAA.com this Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
The Mavericks wrap up their regular season schedule on the road this Saturday as they travel to take on Sioux Falls. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.
NCAA Super Region Four Rankings (Week #3)
Team (Conference) In-Region Record DII Record
1. Minnesota State (NSIC) 10-0 10-0
2. Central Washington (GNAC) 9-0 10-0
3. Midwestern State (LSC) 7-0 8-0
4. Winona State (NSIC) 9-1 9-1
5. Sioux Falls (NSIC) 9-1 9-1
6. Colorado Mesa (RMAC) 9-1 9-1
7. Texas A&M-Commerce (LSC) 6-1 8-1
8. Minnesota Duluth (NSIC) 8-2 8-2
9. Eastern New Mexico (LSC) 6-1 8-1
10. Humboldt State (GNAC) 8-1 8-1