INDIANAPOLIS (November 9, 2015) – In the final edition of the NCAA Super Region Four rankings before Sunday's NCAA Division II Selection Show, the Colorado State University-Pueblo football team moved up to No. 5 in the poll, announced Monday.
The ThunderWolves (9-1, 8-0 RMAC) jumped last week's No. 5 Colorado Mesa University by defeating the Mavericks 51-20 Saturday in a battle of two undefeated Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams that secured at least a share of their fifth consecutive conference title.
The Super Region Four is made up of four conferences, the 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 NCAA.com Sunday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. MST. The show is streamed live HERE.
The four teams ahead of the ThunderWolves were Ferris State (GLIAC), Ashland University (GLIAC), Texas A&M University-Commerce (LSC) and Midwestern State University (LSC).
Ferris State owns a 9-0 Divsiion II record and hosts Walsh University (2-8) Saturday. Ashland completed the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record, while Texas A&M Commerce (8-1 DII) will host Midwestern State (9-1 DII) Saturday in the Lone Star Playoff Championship.
Colorado Mesa dropped to No. 8 and after a loss to Western State Colorado University, Colorado Mines Unviersity fell to No. 9.
CSU-Pueblo, ranked fourth nationally, caps the regular season with a road contest at New Mexico Highlands University (2-8, 2-6 RMAC) Saturday. A win would secure an outright conference championship and likely lock in the Pack for their fifth straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Game time is set for 2 p.m. in Las Vegas, N.M.
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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.