ThunderWolves remain No. 4 in AFCA poll; Drop a spot to No. 6 in NCAA Regional rankings

ThunderWolves remain No. 4 in AFCA poll; Drop a spot to No. 6 in NCAA Regional rankings


PUEBLO, Colo. (November 2, 2015) – The Colorado State University-Pueblo football team remained the No. 4 team in the American Football Coaches Association poll, Monday, while in the second edition of the NCAA Division II Super Region Four rankings, the ThunderWolves dropped a spot to No. 6.

The ThunderWolves are coming off a 42-10 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victory at Black Hills State University. 

In the national poll, the top five teams were the same as last week, as University of West Georgia was No. 1 with 25 first-place votes. No. 2 is Northwest Missouri State University with six first-place votes, while Ferris State University came in at No. 3 with the final first-place nod. Ashland University rounded out the top five. 

In the second NCAA regional rankings of the 2015 season, the ThunderWolves placed No. 6, a one spot drop from week one.

The Super Region Four is made up of four conferences, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC), the Lone Star Conference (LSC), the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC).

Seven teams from each of the four super regions advance to the NCAA Playoffs. The top seed earns a first round bye, while the next three teams host a first round playoff game (2 hosts 7, 3 hosts 6 and 4 hosts 5). The final selection takes place live on Sunday, Nov. 15.

The five teams ahead of the ThunderWolves were Ferris State (GLIAC), Texas A&M University-Commerce (LSC), Midwestern State University (LSC) and Ashland University (GLIAC) and Saturday's opponent, Colorado Mesa University (RMAC) respectfully. 

Colorado School of Mines was the other RMAC school in the top 10. The Orediggers dropped to No. 9 after losing to Colorado Mesa. 

Saturday's final home game of the regular season will likely determine the outright RMAC Champion and move the winning team one step closer to the 2015 NCAA Division II Football Playoffs. The No. 4 ThunderWolves and No. 16 Mavericks are set to kickoff at 2 p.m. from the Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl. The game will air live on Comcast CET (105/900 HD) for Xfinity subscribers in Colorado. 

Tickets for the game can be purchased online or at the Massari Arena Box Office (719-549-2050) -

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.