Reddies break into AFCA Top 10

WACO, Texas — Henderson State received its first Top-10 national ranking since the 2016 season on Monday when the Reddies were slotted at No. 9 in the latest AFCA DII Top-25 Poll.

The Reddies (5-0) are the last unbeaten team left standing in the Great American Conference after going into Durant, Oklahoma, and defeating Southeastern Oklahoma State 27-24 on Saturday. 

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The big road win helped HSU jump up four spots from No. 13 to No. 9 on Monday. Henderson is currently the highest-ranked team in the GAC. Ouachita Baptist and Harding are also ranked in the poll and came in at No. 12 and No. 21, respectively. 

Henderson’s last Top-10 national ranking was five years ago this week when the Reddies climbed up to No. 5 nationally before falling at home to Harding. 

HSU will put its No. 9 ranking on the line this Saturday when it welcomes East Central (4-1) into Carpenter-Haygood Stadium and Ruggles Field at 2 p.m.–