Big Rapids, Mich. - After an impressive 41-10 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) home win over Wayne State on Saturday (Nov. 2), the Ferris State University football team has moved into the NCAA Division II regional rankings for the first time this week.
The Bulldogs are listed 10th this week in Super Region Four in the NCAA regional listing announced on Monday. The top six teams at the end of the season will earn NCAA Division II playoff berths.
Colorado State-Pueblo leads this week's Super Region Four rankings with a perfect 9-0 mark this season. GLIAC leader Ohio Dominican is second (8-0) with Saginaw Valley State third (8-1), Midwestern State fourth (7-1) and Indianapolis fifth (8-1) among the top five overall.
The second five consists of Grand Valley State (7-2), Chadron State (7-2), Tarleton State (6-2), West Texas A&M (7-2) along with the Bulldogs (6-3).
Super Region Four consists of all teams found in the GLIAC, Great Lakes Valley Conference, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and the Lone Star Conference. A total of more than 40 schools are part of Super Region Four.
Ferris State has reached the NCAA Division II Playoffs five times in school history with the last appearance coming in 1996. The five appearances all came in consecutive fashion from 1992-96.
Along with the regional rankings, the Bulldogs also climbed in two different national computer rankings this week. FSU moved up two spots to 21st nationally in the Compughterratings.com national poll along with climbing two spots to 26th in the Division II Massey Ratings poll.
In addition, Ferris State is featured among other teams receiving votes this week in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Top 25 poll.
The Bulldogs are currently 6-3 overall and 6-2 in the GLIAC to date this season following this past Saturday's victory. FSU is second overall in the GLIAC North Division standings with two weeks left in the regular-season.
This week, the Bulldogs visit Northwood on Saturday (Nov. 9) with kickoff set for 12 p.m. (ET) in Midland, Mich.
Below are the complete Super Region Four Rankings:
|SUPER REGION FOUR|
|6||Grand Valley State||7-2||7-2|
|9||West Texas A&M||7-2||7-2|
*Note: Records are Division II record (left) & overall record (right)