Tigers debut at #4 in regional rankings

By BRIAN RAMSEY | OBU Sports Network

INDIANAPOLIS — The Ouachita Baptist University football team has made its 2022 debut in the NCAA regional rankings at No. 4 with two weeks remaining in the regular season.

The Tigers match their national ranking of No. 4 in Super Region 3, which includes teams from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC), the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC), the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA), and the Great American Conference (GAC).


SR3 has arguably been the toughest region in the nation this season with four of the eight remaining unbeaten teams at the NCAA Division II level coming from the aforementioned four conferences.

The top seven teams from each region will compete in the playoffs with the No. 1 seed getting a first-round bye. The No. 2, No. 3, and No. 4 teams will host the first round.

Ouachita is seeking its fifth appearance in the NCAA Division II playoffs. The Tigers have already clinched at least a share of the GAC championship with two games remaining in the regular season. Ouachita takes a road trip to Southeastern Oklahoma State this Saturday, Nov. 5, and then walks across the street to face Henderson State in the Battle of the Ravine next Saturday, Nov. 12.

Super Region 3 rankings

  1. Grand Valley State (8-0)
  2. Pittsburg State (9-0)
  3. Ferris State (6-1)
  4. Ouachita (9-0)
  5. Davenport (7-0)
  6. Truman State (7-1)
  7. Indianapolis (6-1)
  8. Harding (7-2)
  9. Emporia State (7-2)
  10. Northwest Missouri State (7-2)

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