Mon, 05 Nov 2012 23:07:56 GMT — Following its heartbreaking 52-48 loss to Midwestern State on Saturday, the West Texas A&M football team remained in the hunt for the NCAA Division II Football Championship as it is ranked sixth this week in the Super Region Four rankings, the NCAA announced Monday afternoon. The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Top 25 also was announced and the Buffs were 17th this week. If the season were to end today, the Buffs would be in the tournament and play at No. 3-seed Chadron State Saturday, Nov. 17 in the first round. The top six teams in final region poll will receive a berth into the tournament. The final region rankings will be announced live on the Division II NCAA Football Selection Show via webstream at www.ncaa.com on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m. CT. Colorado State-Pueblo, who beat West Texas A&M the first game of the season, regains the top spot in the rankings this week, followed by Ashland (Ohio) who is second. Both teams are 10-0 on the year. Chadron State is third, followed by Midwestern State who was eighth last week. Indianapolis (Ind.) slips to fifth from fourth last week, followed by the Buffs who were fifth prior to the Midwestern State game. Missouri S&T is seventh this week, followed by Grand Valley State, New Mexico Highlands and Saginaw Valley State is tenth. SVSU was sixth, but lost its third game of the season this past week. The Buffaloes fell from 12th to 17th in the poll in the AFCA poll, while Midwestern State moved up from 10th to ninth this week. WT and MSU are the only two teams ranked or receiving votes from the Lone Star Conference. The Buffaloes conclude the regular season in a must-win game and a share of the Lone Star Conference Championship Saturday at 2 p.m. at Texas A&M-Commerce.
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