Midwestern State moved ahead one spot to No. 11 in the latest American Football Coaches' Association Top 25 released Monday afternoon.
The Mustangs improved to 6-0 for just the third time in school history with a 24-17 win over West Texas A&M Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
It's MSU highest ranking since landing the No. 8 spot on Nov. 12, 2012, but No. 10-ranked Humboldt State (Calif.) awaits the Mustangs Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.
Midwestern has won eight of its last nine games against nationally ranked opponents during the regular season dating back to the start of the 2011 campaign.
Super Region Four boasts nine ranked teams including No. 4 Ferris State (Mich.), No. 6 Colorado State-Pueblo, No. 7 Colorado Mines, No. 8 Ashland (Ohio), No. 11 MSU, No. 12 Michigan Tech, No. 14 Texas A&M-Commerce, No. 18 Texas A&M-Commerce and No. 25 Angelo State (Texas).
Colorado Mesa and Indianapolis (Ind.) are also receiving votes.
Minnesota State-Mankato retained its grip on the top spot receiving 28 of the 32 first-place votes after edging Augustana (S.D.), 35-27.
No. 2 West Georgia received the other four first-place nods as the Wolves are followed by Northwest Missouri State, Ferris State and Sioux Falls (S.D.) to round out the first five.
Midwestern State's Harold Wills garnered Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors Monday when league officials announced weekly awards.
The senior defensive end from Gainesville made a career-high 11 tackles with two sacks and two forced fumbles to lead the 12th-ranked Mustangs to a 24-17 win over West Texas A&M Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
Wills stripped WT quarterback Ethan Brinkley on the first series of the game then his strip of Buff running back Geremy Aldridge-Mitchell right before the end of the first half resulted in a touchdown to give MSU a 14-3 halftime advantage.
The 6-3, 265-pounder has posted a career-high with 20 tackles this season while leading the MSU defense with 5.5 tackles for loss.
Midwestern State takes on No. 10-ranked Humboldt State Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.