Indians rise to 9th in Southeast Region
Monday, October 22, 2007 | by Newberry three places away from playoff spots

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Newberry College football team has risen two spots to No. 9 in the latest NCAA Southeast Region rankings, which were released today.

The Indians (6-2, 2-2 South Atlantic Conference) defeated No. 18 Wingate University, 31-23, which dropped from No. 6 to No. 11 in this week's region rankings.

SAC foes Catawba and Carson-Newman are ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, while the Gulf South Conference holds the top three positions. Undefeated North Alabama is in the top spot, with 6-1 teams Delta State second and Valdosta State third.

Virginia Union is in sixth with a 7-1 record, while Fort Valley State holds the seventh spot with a 7-2 record. Morehouse is eighth at 6-2.

The Indians will look to continue their rise through the region as they take on conference leaders Tusculum on Saturday. Kickoff at Setzler Field in Newberry is set for 7 p.m.

NCAA Division II Southeast Region Rankings
October 22, 2007
Rk Team                    Rec.
1  Univ. of North Alabama  7-0
2  Delta St. Univ.         6-1
3  Valdosta St. Univ.      6-1
4  Catawba College         7-1
5  Carson-Newman College   7-1
6  Virginia Union Univ.    7-1
7  Fort Valley St. Univ.   7-2
8  Morehouse College       6-2
9  Newberry College        6-2
10 Albany St. Univ.        6-2
11 Wingate Univ.           6-2
12 Lane College            6-1
2007 opponents in italics