MSU Football Rankings

Midwestern State moved ahead three spots to No. 11 in the latest American Football Coaches' Association Top 25 released Monday morning.
 
The Mustangs improved to 8-1 with a 49-41 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
 
MSU opens the Lone Star Conference Playoffs at home Saturday night against Eastern New Mexico. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
 
The Mustangs are one of 10 ranked teams from Super Region Four joining No. 3 Ferris State (Mich.), No. 4 Colorado State-Pueblo, No. 5 Ashland (Ohio), No. 12 Texas A&M-Commerce, No. 16 Colorado Mesa, No. 17 Grand Valley State (Mich.), No. 18 Indianapolis (Ind.), No. 21 Colorado Mines and No. 22 Michigan Tech.
 
West Georgia maintained its No. 1 ranking for the second straight week after beating Mississippi College 38-21. The Wolves received top billing on 25 of the 32 votes.
 
Northwest Missouri was voted No. 1 on six ballots after improving to 9-0 with a 24-10 win over Missouri Western on Saturday as the Bearcats are ranked second followed by three teams out of Super Region Four -- Ferris State, Colorado State-Pueblo and Ashland -- to round out the top five.
 
With a win, Midwestern State moves on to the LSC Playoff championship against the winner of the Texas A&M-Commerce/Angelo State matchup. The game will be played at the site of the higher seeded team.

                                          AFCA Division II Coaches Poll
                                                       Nov. 2, 2015
RankSchool (1st votes)RecordPointsLast
1West Georgia (25)9-07901
2Northwest Missouri State (6)9-07722
3Ferris State (Mich.) (1)8-07333
4Colorado State-Pueblo8-16854
5Ashland (Ohio)9-06725
6Shepherd (W. Va.)8-06386
7Minnesota State-Mankato8-16197
8Sioux Falls (S.D.)8-155610
9Henderson State (Ark.)8-151011
10Slippery Rock (Pa.)8-147313
11Midwestern State (Texas)8-144914
12Texas A&M-Commerce7-24238
13Humboldt State (Calif.)7-140615
14Emporia State (Kan.)8-137217
Tuskegee (Ala.)8-137216
16Colorado Mesa8-132519
17Grand Valley State (Mich.)7-22519
18Indianapolis (Ind.)8-124020
19North Alabama6-221221
20Charleston (W. Va.)8-117023
21Colorado Mines7-216312
22Michigan Tech6-213122
23Valdosta State (Ga.)6-212814
24Central Missouri7-210125
25Bowie State (Md.)8-163

NR

Midwestern State remained third in the second edition of the Super Region Four rankings released Monday afternoon by the NCAA Division II Football Committee.
 
The top seven teams in each region advances to postseason commencing on Nov. 21 at campus locations.
 
One more regional ranking is set to be released on Nov. 9th then the playoff field will be released via a selection show on Sunday, Nov. 15.
 
The Mustangs, who improved to 8-1 with a 49-41 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville Saturday at Memorial Stadium, would host their first postseason game since 2011 if the playoffs started today.
 
Ferris State (Mich.) (8-0) holds the No. 1 position and would receive an opening round bye while No. 2 Texas A&M-Commerce (7-2) hosted No. 7 Indianapolis (Ind.) (8-0), MSU hosted Colorado State-Pueblo (8-1), and No. 4 Ashland (Ohio) hosted No. 5 Colorado Mesa (8-1). All first round games are set for Nov. 21.
 
Ferris State would play the Ashland/Colorado Mesa winner while the victors of the Texas A&M-Commerce/Indianapolis and MSU/Colorado State-Pueblo games would square off in the other regional semifinal on Nov. 28.
 
The semifinal winners advance to the regional final the weekend of Dec. 5 with the champion moving on to face the Super Region One titlist the following weekend.
 
The NCAA Division II Championship Game is set for Saturday, Dec. 19 at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.
 
Midwestern State opens the Lone Star Conference Playoffs by taking on Eastern New Mexico Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

                                                                           NCAA Division II Super Region Rankings

                                                                                        Nov. 2, 2015
  

Super Region 1
RankSchoolIn-RegionOverall
1Shepherd (W. Va.)8-08-0
2Bowie State (Md.)8-08-0
3Charleston (W. Va.)8-18-1
4Slippery Rock (Pa.)8-18-1
5Assumption (Mass.)8-18-1
6Indiana (Pa.)6-26-2
7Virginia Union7-16-1
8New Haven (Conn.)6-36-3
9California (Pa.)5-25-2
10Clarion (Pa.)7-27-2
Super Region 2
RankSchoolIn-RegionOverall
1West Georgia9-09-0
2North Alabama6-16-2
3Tuskegee (Ala.)8-18-1
4North Greenville (N.C.)5-15-1
5Catawba (S.C.)6-26-2
6Valdosta State (Ga.)5-25-2
7Carson-Newman (Tenn.)6-26-2
8Florida Tech5-25-2
9Wingate (S.C.)6-36-3
10North Carolina-Pembroke5-35-3
Super Region 3
RankSchoolIn-RegionOverall
1Northwest Missouri State9-09-0
2Humboldt State (Calif.)7-07-1
3Henderson State (Ark.)8-18-1
4Sioux Falls (S.D.)8-18-1
5Emporia State (Kan.)8-18-1
6Minnesota State-Mankato8-18-1
7Augustana (S.D.)7-27-2
8Central Missouri7-27-2
9Arkansas Tech7-27-2
10Western Oregon5-26-2
Super Region 4
RankSchoolIn-RegionOverall
1Ferris State (Mich.)8-08-0
2Texas A&M-Commerce7-17-1
3Midwestern State (Texas)7-18-1
4Ashland (Ohio)9-09-0
5Colorado Mesa8-18-1
6Colorado State-Pueblo8-18-1
7Indianapolis (Ind.)8-08-0
8Grand Valley State (Mich.)7-27-2
9Colorado Mines7-27-2
10Michigan Tech6-26-2