NORTH GREENVILLE MOVES TO #3 IN NCAA DIVISION II REGIONAL RANKINGS
Tigerville, SC - The North Greenville University football team moved to the highest ranking in school history at the number three position in the NCAA Division II Super Region Two rankings as announced by the American Football Coaches Association.
The Crusaders are 8-2 overall, and had a 7-1 record in the first year of a scheduling alliance with the South Atlantic Conference. Coach Jamey Chadwell's team has won six consecutive games dating back to a 38-28 loss to the region's second ranked team, Mars Hill, on September 24 in North Carolina. NGU received votes in the AFCA Division II national poll, but did not move into the top 25 this week.
In Super Region Two, which encompasses nearly all Southern states, Delta State (MS) is number one, and they are also ranked number one nationally. Mars Hill, which was idle last week, remained at number two, and the Crusaders, after a notable 54-7 victory over Wingate last Saturday, jumped two spots to the number three position.
The top six teams in all four Super Regions advance to the NCAA Division II national playoffs beginning Saturday, Nov. 19. The top two teams in each region receive first round byes, and the third and fourth place teams host first round home games.
North Greenville, which hosts Notre Dame College of Ohio in a non-region home game this Saturday at 1:00 p.m., will learn its NCAA post-season fate on Sunday, Nov. 13.
NCAA Division II Super Region Two Standings (As of November 7, 2011):
1 Delta State 8-0 9-1
2 Mars Hill 7-1 7-2
3 North Greenville 7-1 8-2
4 West Alabama 5-2 7-3
5 North Alabama 4-2 7-2
6 Valdosta State 6-3 6-3
7 Albany State (Ga.) 7-2 8-2
8 Lenoir-Rhyne 6-2 6-3
9 Morehouse 7-1 8-2
10 UNC-Pembroke 7-3 7-3