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MSU Football Falls in National, Regional Rankings

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Mustangs 9th in Latest Super Region IV Rankings

Midwestern State stands ninth in the latest Super Region Four rankings released Monday afternoon by the NCAA Division II Football Committee.
 
The Mustangs (7-2) suffered a 40-21 loss at Eastern New Mexico to snap a seven-game winning streak and set up a showdown with West Texas A&M in the regular season finale at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
 
The Buffaloes (8-2) moved up two spots to No. 7 after whipping West Georgia 63-23 Saturday night in Canyon.
 
Colorado State-Pueblo (10-0) continues to op the rankings followed by Ohio Dominican (9-0), Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) (9-1), Indianapolis (Ind.) (9-1), Grand Valley State (Mich.) (8-2), Tarleton State (Texas) (7-2), West Texas A&M, Chadron State (Neb.) (8-2), MSU and Ferris State (Mich.) (7-3).
 
If the playoffs started today, Colorado State-Pueblo and Ohio Dominican would receive first-round byes while Tarleton State would travel to Saginaw Valley State and Grand Valley State would play at Indianapolis.
 
The TSU/SVSU winner would move on to face Ohio Dominican and the UIndy/GVSU victory would advance to play Colorado State-Pueblo.
 
The 2013 NCAA Division II playoff field will be released next Sunday.

NCAA Division II Super Region Rankings
Nov. 11, 2013
  
Super Region 1
Rank School In-Region Overall
1 Shepherd (W. Va.) 9-0 9-0
2 Winston-Salem State (N.C.) 8-1 9-1
3 Bloomsburg (Pa.) 9-1 9-1
4 West Chester (Pa.) 9-1 9-1
5 Slippery Rock (Pa.) 9-1 9-1
6 Virginia State 9-1 9-1
7 American International (Mass.) 8-2 8-2
8 Stonehill (Mass.) 8-2 8-2
9 Concord (N.H.) 8-2 8-2
10 Indiana (Pa.) 8-2 8-2
Super Region 2
Rank School In-Region Overall
1 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 8-1 9-1
2 North Carolina-Pembroke 7-1 8-1
3 North Alabama 7-1 7-2
4 Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 8-2 8-2
5 Newberry (S.C.) 8-2 8-2
6 West Alabama 6-2 7-3
7 Tuskegee (Ala.) 7-2 8-2
8 Delta State (Miss.) 5-2 7-2
9 Miles (Ala.) 6-3 6-3
10 Lane (N.C.) 5-3 6-4
Super Region 3
Rank School In-Region Overall
1 Northwest Missouri State 10-0 10-0
2 Minnesota State-Mankato 10-0 10-0
3 Henderson State (Ark.) 10-0 10-0
4 Minnesota-Duluth 9-1 9-1
5 Pittsburg State (Kan.) 8-1 9-1
6 Emporia State (Kan.) 8-1 8-1
7 St. Cloud State (Minn.) 9-1 9-1
8 Missouri Western State 8-2 8-2
9 Washburn (Kan.) 8-2 8-2
10 Harding (Ark.) 7-2 7-2
Super Region 4
Rank School In-Region Overall
1 Colorado State-Pueblo 9-0 10-0
2 Ohio Dominican 8-0 9-0
3 Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) 9-1 9-1
4 Indianapolis (Ind.) 8-0 9-1
5 Grand Valley State (Mich.) 8-2 8-2
6 Tarleton State (Texas) 6-2 7-2
7 West Texas A&M 8-2 8-2
8 Chadron State (Neb.) 8-2 8-2
9 Midwestern State (Texas) 6-2 7-2
10 Ferris State (Mich.) 7-2 7-3

Mustangs Fall to #24 in AFCA Poll

Midwestern State dropped 12 spots but maintained a spot in the American Football Coaches' Association Division II Poll at No. 24 as released Monday afternoon.
 
The Mustangs saw their seven-game winning streak fall by the wayside with a 40-21 defeat Saturday at Eastern New Mexico. It was their first loss to the Greyhounds since 2001 snapping a run of 11 consecutive victories in the series.
 
Midwestern State closes the regular Saturday afternoon against rival and 25th-ranked West Texas A&M, which rolled to a 63-23 win over West Georgia Saturday night in Canyon.
 
The Mustangs are one of 10 teams from Super Region Four to receive mention in the poll joining No. 3 Colorado State-Pueblo, No. 8 Ohio Dominican, No. 11 Indianapolis (Ind.), No. 15 Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) and No. 25 West Texas A&M.
 
Chadron State (Neb.), Tarleton State (Texas), Colorado Mines and Grand Valley State (Mich.) are receiving votes.
 
MSU has received at least one vote in 94 of the last 95 polls dating back to the 2006 season.

AFCA Division II Coaches Poll
Nov. 11, 2013
Rank School (1st votes) Record Points Last
1 Minnesota State-Mankato (21) 10-0 787 1
2 Northwest Missouri State (10) 10-0 777 2
3 Colorado State-Pueblo (1) 10-0 734 3
4 Henderson State (Ark.) 10-0 696 4
5 Minnesota-Duluth 9-1 653 5
6 Pittsburg State (Kan.) 9-1 621 6
7 Shepherd (W. Va.) 9-0 619 7
8 Ohio Dominican 9-0 587 9
9 Winston-Salem (N.C.) 9-1 540 11
10 North Carolina-Pembroke 8-1 466 14
11 Indianapolis (Ind.) 9-1 454 13
12 Bloomsburg (Pa.) 9-1 401 16
13 St. Cloud State (Minn.) 9-1 372 17
14 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 9-1 367 18
15 Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) 9-1 335 19
16 Emporia State (Kan.) 8-1 319 10
17 West Chester (Pa.) 9-1 304 8
18 Slippery Rock (Pa.) 9-1 286 20
19 Missouri Western State 8-2 221 22
20 North Alabama 7-2 170 24
21 Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 8-2 159 25
22 Virginia State 9-1 98 25
23 Washburn (Kan.) 8-2 96 15
24 Midwestern State (Texas) 7-2 94 12
25 West Texas A&M 8-2 58 NR
Others Receiving Votes: Delta State (Miss.) 44; Indiana (Pa.) 32; Chadron State (Neb.) 25; Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 17; Newberry (S.C.) 15; West Alabama 13; American International (Mass.) 12; Tarleton State (Texas) 9; Tuskegee (Ala.) 5; Harding (Ark.) 4; Stonehill (Mass.) 4; Colorado Mines 2; Grand Valley State (Mich.) 2; Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 2.