Eagles sit 8th with a week to go
Entering the final week of the regular season, the Chadron State College football team is ranked eighth in the NCAA Division II Super Region Four rankings.
The top six teams in each of the four regions will advance to the D-II playoffs at the end of the regular season. The top two ranked teams in each region will receive first round byes, while the third and fourth ranked teams will host an opening round game.
The Eagles (8-2, 7-1 RMAC) have been ranked seventh the previous two weeks. They'll wrap up their regular season Saturday at Colorado School of Mines. Kickoff is set for noon.
Although the top three teams have remained the same since last week, the final week of the 2013 season in Super Region Four will see two important clashes between ranked foes when Saginaw Valley plays at Grand Valley State and West Texas A&M plays at Midwestern State. Three of those four teams are ranked ahead of CSC.
The top three teams in the region are CSU-Pueblo, Ohio Dominican and Saginaw Valley. They haven't changed their positions since last week but the remaining teams have moved around. Midwestern State (7-2), which was fourth last week, lost to Eastern New Mexico to fall to ninth in this week's rankings.
Indianapolis moved up from fifth to fourth and Grand Valley State moved from sixth to fifth.
Last Saturday, Tarleton State (7-2) defeated Southwestern Oklahoma 49-32 to move from eighth to sixth, jumping Chadron State.
The other team moving ahead of Chadron State is West Texas A&M (8-2), which defeated the Eagles in early September.
The NCAA Division II playoff field will be released Sunday.
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