INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Newberry College football team is ranked 12th in the first NCAA Southeast Region Rankings of the season, which were released today. The final version of the rankings in November will determine the 2007 playoff participants.
Newberry (4-2, 0-2 South Atlantic Conference) will need some help to elevate itself the six spots that would be necessary to reach the playoffs for the second straight year.
The Indians find themselves behind four fellow SAC schools. Carson-Newman and Catawba, which play each other this weekend, are ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.
This week's opponent, Mars Hill, is ranked ninth, while next week's foe, Wingate, is tenth.
The Gulf South Conference holds the top three spots with Valdosta State first, Delta State second and North Alabama third.
Newberry's key conference and regional matchup against Mars Hill is also the Indians' homecoming game. Saturday's game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Setzler Field.
NCAA Division II Southeast Region Rankings
October, 8, 2007
Rk Team Rec.
1 Valdosta St. Univ. 5-0
2 Delta St. Univ. 5-0
3 Univ. of North Alabama 5-0
4 Carson-Newman College 6-0
5 Catawba College 6-0
6 Virginia Union Univ. 6-0
7 Albany St. Univ. 5-1
8 Morehouse College 4-2
9 Mars Hill College 4-2
10 Wingate Univ. 5-1
11 Ft. Valley St. Univ. 5-2
12 Newberry College 4-2