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Oct. 22, 2012

Bearcats stand 5th in first regional rankings

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats, who held steady at No. 5 in the AFCA Top 25 Monday, opened at No. 5 in the first NCAA Super Region 3 rankings released by the NCAA.

Northwest currently sits at 7-1 on the season and are one of three MIAA teams ranked in the top 10 of the first rankings. The top six teams earn a spot in the NCAA Division II playoffs with the top two teams earning a bye in the first round set to kickoff Nov. 17.

Minnesota State Mankato (8-0) sits at No. 1 followed by Henderson State (8-0) who is also undefeated at No. 2. Joining Henderson State from the Great American Conference is Harding (6-1) at No. 3 followed by MIAA opponent, Emporia State (8-0) at No. 4.

In the sixth spot behind the Bearcats is Minnesota Duluth at 7-1 and Winona State (6-2) at No. 7. First-year NCAA Division II member Sioux Falls(7-1) sits on the bubble at No. 8 followed by Missouri Western (7-1) at No. 9 and Ouachita Baptist (6-1) rounding out the top 10.

The NCAA Regional Rankings are released each Monday afternoon throughout the remainder of the season with the final playoff pairings being announced Sunday Nov. 11.

SUPER REGION THREE


Division II

Record

In Region

Record


1

Minnesota State Mankato

8-0

8-0


2

Henderson State

8-0

8-0


3

Harding

6-1

6-1


4

Emporia State

8-0

8-0


5

Northwest Missouri State

7-1

7-1


6

Minnesota Duluth

7-1

7-1


7

Winona State

6-2

6-2



8

Sioux Falls

7-1

7-1



9

Missouri Western State

7-1

7-1



10

Ouachita Baptist

6-1

6-1




For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468