Indians Maintain No. 1 Region Ranking
Monday, October 16, 2006 | by Indians will face Wingate on Saturday at 7:00 pm.

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College kept hold of their No. 1 regional ranking for the second week in the NCAA Southeast Regional Poll, released on Monday.

The Indians (7-0, 3-0 SAC) earned an impressive 37-0 victory over Mars Hill College last Saturday.  It marked the third time this season that Newberry College has shutout an opponent.

Fellow South Atlantic Conference member Wingate checks in at No. 2 this week.  The Indians and Bulldogs will square off this Saturday at 7:00 pm at Setzler Field.  The Top five is rounded out by North Carolina Central, North Alabama, and Delta State.

The NCAA Regional Ranking is a weekly poll of the top 12 teams in the four different regions in NCAA Division II football.  The top six teams in the last region poll will participate in the NCAA Division II playoffs.  However, earned access to the playoffs can be gained by a conference if a conference representative finishes in the top 10 of the final regional rankings.

NCAA Southeast Region Poll
1.  Newberry College       (7-0)
2.  Wingate                (6-1)
3.  North Carolina Central (7-0)
4.  North Alabama          (6-0)
5.  Delta State            (6-1)
6.  Valdosta State         (5-1)
7.  Albany State (Georgia) (5-2)
8.  Elizabeth City State   (6-1)
9.  Henderson State        (5-2)
10. Presbyterian           (4-3)
11. Lane                   (7-1)
12. Catawba                (4-2)