Indians atop Southeast Region rankings for fifth straight week
Monday, November 6, 2006 | by Ross Vaughn, Assistant Director of Athletics for Media Relations

NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College is ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Southeast Region, which was announced by the NCAA on Monday afternoon.

The Indians, who claimed their first South Atlantic Conference Championship with a 45-21 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne, has been atop the polls all season long.  The Indians will look to finish up a perfect regular season as they play at Presbyterian in the annual Bronze Derby on Saturday at 1:30 pm.

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.

Below is the full Southeast Region Poll for this week:

NCAA Southeast Region Poll
1.  Newberry College
2.  University of North Alabama
3.  North Carolina Central University
4.  Elizabeth City State University
5.  Delta State University
6.  Valdosta State University
7.  Wingate University
8.  Albany State University (GA)
9.  Presbyterian College
10. Carson-Newman College
11. Arkansas Tech University
12. Virginia Union University