By Brian Ramsey
OBU Sports Information
ARKADELPHIA — Following a shutout victory this past Saturday, the Ouachita Baptist University football team has found itself ranked in the top 10 of the major NCAA Division II national rankings once again.
The Tigers (6-1) jumped four spots to No. 7 in this week’s American Football Coaches Association Top 25 Poll, and three spots to No. 8 in the D2Football.com Top 25.
Ouachita’s move back to the top 10 is due, in part, to six previously unbeaten top 10 teams losing last week, including No. 1 West Florida and Great American Conference leader Henderson State, ranked ninth last week. The Reddies fell to No. 20 this week in the AFCA poll and No. 22 in the D2football.com poll.
Harding, the team that gave HSU its first loss of the year, jumped up to No. 12 in the AFCA rankings and all the way up to No. 4 in the D2football.com poll.
The No. 7 ranking in the AFCA poll is tied for the highest of the season for the Tigers. Ouachita was ranked No. 7 by D2football.com after starting the year 3-0.
Ouachita is back at home this Saturday, October 23 following a pair of road wins, including a 34-0 win at Arkansas-Monticello this past weekend. The Tigers host Southern Arkansas this Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Cliff Harris Stadium.