INDIANAPOLIS The No. 11 Colorado State University-Pueblo football team remained the No. 4 team in the second edition of the NCAA Division II Super Region Four rankings, Monday.
The ThunderWolves have won six straight and are 8-1 overall with a 7-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record. The Pack moved up two spots to No. 11 in today's American Football Coaches Association poll. Saturday, CSU-Pueblo closed the regular season road schedule with a perfect 5-0 record, as they defeated Fort Lewis College by the score of 21-13. The ThunderWolves are home for the final two weeks of the regular season, starting with a visit from Black Hills State University, Nov. 9. Kickoff from the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl is 12 p.m. The contest will be the Military Appreciation Game for the Pack.
The top seven teams from each of the four super regions advance to the NCAA Championships. The top seed of each region will earn a bye, while the rest of the selected teams will play the first round Nov. 23 with the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 teams serving as hosts. The NCAA Division II Championships Selection will be announced at 3 p.m. MT Nov. 17 on NCAA.com.
The top nine spots remained the same from the first regional rankings. Tarleton State University of the Lone Star Conference is No. 1, Minnesota State University, Mankato of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference is at No. 2 and Colorado School of Mines of the RMAC is No. 3 and all remained undefeated. The Pack and Angelo State University (LSC) both have one loss and are ranked No. 4 and No. 5, respectfully. The No. 10 spot was taken over by Dixie State University of the RMAC.
The four conferences that make up super region four are the NSIC, RMAC, LSC and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC). The NSIC has the most teams represented with four, while the Lone Star and RMAC each have three teams in the top 10.
Notable matchups this week are No. 2 Minnesota State at No. 8 University of Sioux Falls, No. 10 Dixie State at No. 3 Mines and No. 7 Augustana University at No. 9 Winona State University.
SUPER REGION FOUR:
1 Tarleton State 7-0 7-0
2 Minnesota State 9-0 9-0
3 Mines 9-0 9-0
4 CSU-Pueblo 8-1 8-1
5 Angelo State 8-1 8-1
6 Texas A&M-Commerce 6-2 6-2
7 Augustana 7-2 7-2
8 Sioux Falls 7-2 7-2
9 Winona State 7-2 7-2
10 Dixie State 7-2 7-2