Belton, TX – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
football team is ranked #1 in the South Region in the first NCAA
Division III Regional Rankings of the 2013 season. Johns Hopkins is
ranked second in the South and former American Southwest
Conference member Texas Lutheran University is ranked third. Wesley
College comes in at #4 in the region this week with Millsaps and Thomas
More tied for fifth. Maryville (TN) is seventh, Washington-St. Louis is
eighth, Hampden-Sydney is #9 and Washington
and Jefferson is tenth in the region this week. The NCAA Regional
Rankings are used to determine selections and seedings for the NCAA
Division III National Championships and wins over regionally ranked
opponents is another part of the criteria used in selecting
and seeding those teams. There will only be one more regional ranking
released to the public. The 32-team field for the NCAA Division III
National Championships will be announced on Sunday, November 17th.
The Cru is currently 8-0 overall and 4-0 in American Southwest Conference play. UMHB can clinch the ASC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III National Championships with a win over East Texas Baptist University this Saturday. The Cru will take on the Tigers (2-6, 0-4 ASC) in a 1:00 PM kickoff at Crusader Stadium in Belton.