Indians move to 7th in Southeast Region Rankings
Monday, October 29, 2007 | by Newberry now one spot out of playoff places

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Newberry College Indians are ranked seventh in the lastest Southeast Region football poll, which was released this afternoon. Newberry has moved up two spots from last week's ranking of ninth.

Newberry (7-2, 3-2 SAC) defeated Tusculum, 17-14, last week on a 32-yard field goal from Ryan Lukshis. The kick earned Lukshis his first South Atlantic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honor. The Indians also received a key touchdown in the third quarter on a 92-yard interception return for a touchdown by Andre Moyd, earning him SAC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Other SAC teams in the poll are Catawba at fourth, Carson-Newman at fifth and Wingate at 11th.

The Gulf South Conference trio of Delta State, Valdosta State and North Alabama hold the top three spots, while the SIAC's Fort Valley State is ranked sixth.

The Indians will wrap up SAC play and look to move up the rankings again as they face off against Lenoir-Rhyne College in the annual Bishops Trophy game. Kickoff at Moretz Stadium in Hickory, N.C., is set for 2 p.m. Saturday.

NCAA Division II Southeast Region Rankings
October 29, 2007
Rk Team                    Rec.
1  Delta St. Univ.         7-1
2  Valdosta St. Univ.      7-1
3  Univ. of North Alabama  7-1
4  Catawba College         8-1
5  Carson-Newman College   8-1
6  Fort Valley St. Univ.   8-2
7  Newberry College        7-2
8  Virginia Union Univ.    8-1
9  Albany St. Univ.        7-2
10 Morehouse College       6-3
11 Wingate Univ.           6-3
12 Lane College            6-2
2007 opponents in italics