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Written By WSSU Sports Information Dept.
Winston-Salem, N.C.--Winston-Salem State University is ranked fourth in the first NCAA Division II Super Region 1 rankings of the season released by the NCAA Championships selection committee.
West Chester University (8-0) of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference sits atop the Super Region I rankings, while Shepherd University (7-0) of the Mountain East Conference is second, and Bloomsburg (8-0) of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference is third.
Slippery Rock University (7-1) of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference is fifth, while Virginia State University (7-1) of the CIAA is sixth. Stonehill College (6-2) of the Northeast -10 Conference is seventh, California (Pa) (6-2) of Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference is eighth, Urbana College (6-2) of Mountain East Conference is ninth and Concord University (6-2) of the Mountain East Conference is tenth.
The NCAA Super Region 1 rankings are used to decide the six teams from the region, who will qualify for the 2013 NCAA Division II Football Championships. The top two teams in each region receive a bye into the quarterfinals while Nos. 3 and 4 seeds host Nos. 5 and 6 seeds, respectively. The winners of the first round games then advance to play at Nos. 1 and 2 seeds in the region on Nov. 30 in the quarterfinals.
SUPER REGION ONE
Rank/School DII Record Overall Record
1. West Chester 8-0 8-0
2. Shepherd 7-0 7-0
3. Bloomsburg 8-0 8-0
4. Winston-Salem State 6-1 7-1
5. Slippery rock 7-1 7-1
6. Virginia State 7-1 7-1
7. Stonehill 6-2 6-2
8. Cailfornia (Pa.) 6-2 6-2
9. Urbana 6-2 6-2
10. Concord 6-2 6-2
The Winston-Salem State University Rams ALSO moved up two spots to No. 13 this week in the American Football Coaches Association poll, and moved to No. 12 in the D2Football.com poll.
WSSU Sports Information Dept.