Midwestern State is on the outside looking in for the first NCAA Division II Super Region Four rankings released Monday afternoon.
The Mustangs rallied from 17 points down with 10 minutes to play to claim a 40-37 win over Texas A&M-Commerce Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
Ferris State (Mich.) (8-0) tops the rankings followed by Colorado State-Pueblo (7-1), Ohio Dominican (6-1), Colorado Mines (7-1), Indianapolis (Ind.) (7-1), Michigan Tech (6-1), Ashland (Ohio) (7-1), Texas A&M-Commerce (6-2), Chadron State (Neb.) (5-3) and Angelo State (Texas) (5-2).
If the playoffs started today, Ferris State and Colorado State-Pueblo would receive first-round byes while Michigan Tech would travel to Ohio Dominican and Indianapolis would face Colorado Mines in Golden.
The CSM/Indy winner would move on to face Ferris State and the Michigan Tech/Ohio Dominican victor would advance to play Colorado State-Pueblo.
Regional rankings will continue through the remaining two weeks of the season while the championship field will be revealed on Sunday, Nov. 16.