Wildcats ninth in Region 4 rankings


The final NCAA Super Region Four football rankings released Monday afternoon finds Wayne State listed ninth heading into the final weekend of the 2023 regular season. 

Wayne State is 7-3 on the season following Saturday’s 28-20 win at Sioux Falls. The Wildcats close the 2023 season at Concordia-St. Paul Saturday afternoon at 12 p.m.

Colorado School of Mines and Western Colorado from the RMAC remain the top two teams in the region. Central Washington moved up one spot to third with Texas-Permian Basin dropping to fourth and Bemidji State moving up two positions to fifth.

Augustana is now ranked sixth with Minnesota State seventh. Angelo State of Texas moves up one spot to eighth with WSC slipping to ninth and Texas A&M-Kingsville remaining 10th.

The Northern Sun Conference, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and Lone Star Conference comprise the 33-team NCAA Super Region Four this season. A total of 28 teams advance to the NCAA Div. II football championships, with 12 first-round games scheduled to be played on Saturday, Nov. 18. The top seed in each selection region (super region) will receive a bye in the first round of the playoffs.

The NCAA Super Region Four rankings are as follows (last week’s rank in parenthesis):

1. Colorado School of Mines (1)
2. Western Colorado (2)
3. Central Washington (4)
4. Texas Permian Basin (3)
5. Bemidji State (7)
6. Augustana (5)
7. Minnesota State (6)
8. Angelo State (9)
9. Wayne State (8)
10. Texas A&M-Kingsville (10)