Scott Goode, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information
SEARCY – Harding football is ranked No. 5 in the first NCAA Division II Super Region Three rankings. Monday’s rankings are the first of three to be released before the announcement of the 28-team Division II Playoff field on Nov. 17.
The top seven teams in Super Region Three advance to the playoffs with the No. 1 seed receiving a bye and seeds 2-4 hosting a first-round game. Seeds 5-7 will be matched up against higher seeds based on proximity and conference alignment. The NCAA committee will make an effort to limit teams flying to their first-round opponent and to limit conference opponents playing against each other.
Super Region Three is comprised of teams from the Great American Conference, MIAA, Great Lakes Valley Conference, and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The key takeaway from the first rankings for Harding is that if the playoffs began now, Harding would be in the playoffs and have a road game in the first round.
The next rankings will be released Monday, Nov. 4.
|Rank||Team||Regional Record||Overall Record|
|6||Northwest Mo. St.||7-1||7-1|
|7||Grand Valley St.||5-1||7-1|
|9||Fort Hays St.||6-2||6-2|