Big Rapids, Mich. - Despite a dominating 42-10 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) road win at Northwood on Saturday (Nov. 9) in Midland, the Ferris State University football team remains ranked 10th in the NCAA Division II regional rankings announced on Monday.
The Bulldogs are still 10th this week in Super Region Four in the NCAA regional listing. The top six teams at the end of the season will earn NCAA Division II playoff berths.
Colorado State-Pueblo continues to lead this week's Super Region Four rankings with a perfect 10-0 mark this season. GLIAC leader Ohio Dominican is second (9-0) with Saginaw Valley State third (9-1), Indianapolis fourth (9-1) and Grand Valley State fifth (8-2) among the top five overall.
The second five consists of Tarleton State (7-2), West Texas A&M (8-2), Chadron State (8-2) along with Midwestern State (7-2) in front of the Bulldogs (7-3).
While the Bulldogs are 10th, four of the five teams right in front of FSU all have matchups this week against teams found in the top 10 of their respective regional rankings. The lone exception is Chadron State, which plays a pivotal road contest against Colorado Mines, which is right behind them in the RMAC standings.
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 are also among the nation's top 25 teams in two different national computer rankings this week. FSU is 22nd nationally in the Compughterratings.com national poll along with 25th in the Division II Massey Ratings poll.
The Bulldogs are currently 7-3 overall and 7-2 in the GLIAC to date this season following this past Saturday's victory. FSU is second overall in the GLIAC North Division standings behind SVSU and riding a three-game winning streak.
This week, the Bulldogs host Northern Michigan on Saturday (Nov. 16) in the regular-season finale with kickoff set for 12 p.m. (ET) at Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids. It will also be "Senior Day" as Ferris State honors its 2013 senior class prior to the final home matchup.
Below are the complete Super Region Four Rankings:
|SUPER REGION FOUR|
|5||Grand Valley State||8-2||8-2|
|7||West Texas A&M||8-2||8-2|
*Note: Records are Division II record (left) & overall record (right)