WAYNE – With the Wayne State College football team still receiving votes among the NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll, the team also entered the first of three regional rankings at the #7 spot.
According to a release from the NSIC, the first NCAA Super Region Four ranking poll was posted Monday evening.
Wayne State College (NSIC) joined three other league teams inside the top 10 with their 6-2 record at #7.
#1 Augustana (7-1) sits atop the poll as the only other South Division team while #6 Bemidji State (6-2) and #10 Minnesota Duluth (6-2) represent the North Division.
The Division II Football Championship provides for a maximum field of 28 teams, seven from each of the four super regions. Twelve (12) first-round games will be conducted on the campus of one of the competing institutions. The top seed in each selection region (super regional) will receive a bye in the first round of the playoffs.
The NCAA DII Football selection show is set to air on NCAA.com on Sunday, November 14 at 4 p.m. (CT).
Super Region Four Rankings
|RK||School (Conf)||In-Reg||DII Rec|
|2||Colorado School of Mines (RMAC)||7-1||7-1|
|3||Central Washington (GNAC)||5-1||5-1|
|4||Midwestern State (LSC)||4-1||5-1|
|5||Angelo State (LSC)||5-2||6-2|
|6||Bemidji State (NSIC)||6-2||6-2|
|7||Wayne State (NSIC)||6-2||6-2|
|8||Colorado Mesa (RMAC)||5-1||6-1|
|9||Western Colorado (RMAC)||7-1||7-1|
|10||Minnesota Duluth (NSIC)||6-2||6-2|
The Wildcats also received three votes in voting conducted by league coaches among the AFCA Coaches Poll.
#1 Ferris State of Michigan (7-0) remains the #1 seed while other NSIC teams rated include #19 Augustana (7-1) up three spots; Minnesota Duluth fell out of the rankings from #16 but are still receiving votes (18) as Bemidji State is also receiving votes (20) just outside the top 25.
WSC is 6-2 overall and 3-1 NSIC South Division and will next visit Upper Iowa (0-8/0-3 NSIC South Division) at noon on Saturday, October 30.
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|Rank||School (1st votes)||Rec.||Pts.||Prev.||Week 8||Next Game|
|1||Ferris St. (Mich.) (26)||7-0||744||1||D. Michigan Tech, 38-10||Oct. 30 vs. Northern Michigan|
|2||Valdosta St. (Ga.) (4)||7-0||724||2||D. Mississippi College, 41-14||Oct. 30 vs. No. 3 West Georgia|
|3||West Georgia||7-1||659||4||D. North Greenville (S.C.), 34-12||Oct. 30 at No. 2 Valdosta St. (Ga.)|
|4||California (Pa.)||7-0||649||5||D. No. 23 Indiana (Pa.), 38-34||Oct. 30 vs. Seton Hill (Pa.)|
|5||West Florida||6-1||575||6||D. Shorter (Ga.), 45-23||Oct. 30 at Mississippi College|
|6||Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)||7-1||567||7||D. Southern Arkansas, 42-7||Oct. 30 at East Central (Okla.)|
|7||Grand Valley St. (Mich.)||6-1||531||8||D. Northern Michigan, 28-24||Oct. 30 vs. Michigan Tech|
|8||Northwest Missouri St.||6-1||511||10||D. Northeastern St. (Okla.), 59-7||Oct. 30 vs. No. 17 Nebraska-Kearney|
|9||Notre Dame (Ohio)||7-1||508||9||D. Glenville St. (W.Va.), 34-14||Oct. 30 vs. Fairmont St. (W.Va.)|
|10||Harding (Ark.)||7-1||452||12||D. Arkansas-Monticello, 64-7||Oct. 30 at Northwestern Oklahoma|
|11||Bentley (Mass.)||7-0||445||13||Idle||Oct. 30 vs. Franklin Pierce (N.H.)|
|12||Shepherd (W.Va.)||7-1||440||11||D. West Chester (Pa.), 42-38||Oct. 30 at Bloomsburg (Pa.)|
|13||Bowie St. (Md.)||7-1||374||14||D. Virginia Union, 27-7||Oct. 30 at Lincoln (Pa.)|
|14||Colorado School of Mines||7-1||323||3||Lost to Colorado Mesa, 26-21||Oct. 30 vs. Chadron St. (Neb.)|
|15||Slippery Rock (Pa.)||7-1||321||17||D. Mercyhurst (Pa.), 20-17||Oct. 30 at Gannon (Pa.)|
|16||Wingate (N.C.)||6-1||306||18||D. Virginia-Wise, 48-21||Oct. 30 vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)|
|17||Nebraska-Kearney||7-1||264||21||D. Lincoln (Mo.), 56-0||Oct. 30 at No. 8 Northwest Missouri St.|
|18||Henderson St. (Ark.)||7-1||258||20||D. Arkansas Tech, 41-38 OT||Oct. 30 vs. Southern Nazarene|
|19||Augustana (S.D.)||7-1||251||22||D. Minnesota St., 45-35||Oct. 30 vs. Winona St. (Minn.)|
|20||Western Colorado||7-1||167||24||D. South Dakota Mines, 42-21||Oct. 30 vs. No. 22 Colorado Mesa|
|21||Kutztown (Pa.)||7-1||145||25||D. Lock Haven (Pa.), 32-15||Oct. 30 vs. Millersville (Pa.)|
|22||Colorado Mesa||6-1||144||NR||D. No. 3 Colorado School of Mines, 26-21||Oct. 30 at No. 20 Western Colorado|
|23||Frostburg St. (Md.)||7-1||91||NR||D. Fairmont St. (W.Va.), 49-14||Oct. 30 at Alderson Broaddus (W.Va.)|
|24||Midwestern St. (Texas)||5-2||64||19||Lost to Tarleton, 17-14||Oct. 30 vs. Western New Mexico|
|25||Albany St. (Ga.)||7-1||56||NR||D. Savannah St. (Ga.), 30-0||Oct. 30 at Morehouse (Ga.)|
Dropped Out: West Alabama (15), Minnesota-Duluth (16), Indiana (Pa.) (23)
Others Receiving Votes: West Alabama, 42; Washburn (Kan.), 28; New Haven (Conn.), 25; Indiana (Pa.), 22; Bemidji St. (Minn.), 20; Minnesota-Duluth, 18; Pittsburg St. (Kan.), 9; Angelo St. (Texas), 7; Lindenwood (Mo.), 5; Wayne St. (Neb.), 3; Charleston (W.Va.), 1; Southeastern Oklahoma, 1.