Tigers earn highest-ever national ranking

By BRIAN RAMSEY | OBU Sports Network

ARKADELPHIA — The Ouachita Baptist University football team has earned its highest national ranking in program history, coming in as high as No. 3 this week following a 41-7 win over Arkansas-Monticello this past Saturday at home.

The No. 3 ranking this week comes in the Top 25 poll. The Tigers were ranked No. 4 in the poll last week. Ouachita also moved up one spot to No. 4 in the American Football Coaches Association Top 25, extending the program’s streak to 46 consecutive polls to be nationally-ranked by the AFCA. The Tigers stayed put in the latest power rankings at No. 5.

The upward move in the polls comes after previously-ranked No. 1 Ferris State lost this past Saturday to then-ranked No. 2 Grand Valley State by a final score of 22-21. Ferris State, the defending national champion, remained in the top 10 nationally in all three polls. Grand Valley State is the new consensus No. 1 team in the nation.


Ouachita is 7-0 for the just the fifth time in program history. The Tigers have hit the 40-point mark in all but one game this year, and the team has held its opponent to two scores or less in five of the seven games.

Up next for Ouachita is the Murphy USA Classic against Southern Arkansas this Saturday, October 22. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. in El Dorado.

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