INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 29, 2018) - The No. 12 Colorado State University-Pueblo football team dropped one spot to fifth in the second edition of the NCAA Division II Super Region Four rankings, announced Monday.
The ThunderWolves are 8-1 overall and 7-1 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play. The Pack moved up a spot to No. 12 in today's American Football Coaches Association poll after a 39-0 rout of Fort Lewis College in the final regular season home game.
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. 17 with the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 teams serving as hosts. The NCAA Division II Championships Selection will be announced Nov. 11 on NCAA.com.
Tarleton State University of the Lone Star Conference moved up from fifth to second to bump the Pack down, as they recorded a 35-34 overtime road win against then-No. 10 Midwestern State University.
The other three top teams from last week were moved around, as Minnesota State University, Mankato moved up to No. 1 from No. 2, University of Minnesota Duluth dropped to No. 3 after sitting at No. 1 last week. Both represent the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. RMAC-foe Colorado School of Mines also moved down, as they were No. 3 last week and are now at No. 4.
The four conferences that make up super region four are the NSIC, RMAC, LSC and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC).
SUPER REGION FOUR Region DII
1 Minnesota State 9-0 9-0
2 Tarleton State 8-0 8-0
3 Minnesota Duluth 9-0 9-0
4 Colo. Sch. Of Mines 9-0 9-0
5 Colorado St.-Pueblo 8-1 8-1
6 Tex. A&M-Commerce 5-2 7-2
7 MSU Texas 5-2 6-2
8 Central Wash. 7-1 7-1
9 Azusa Pacific 6-2 6-2
10 Chadron St. 6-2 6-2
The ThunderWolves hit the road Nov. 3 for a RMAC road game at Black Hills State University.