The Chadron State College football program is ranked third in the initial NCAA Division II Super Region Four rankings, which were released Monday afternoon.
The top six teams in each of the four regions will advance to the NCAA Division II playoffs at the end of the regular season. The top two ranked teams in each region will receive first round byes, while the third and fourth ranked teams will host an opening round game.
Super Region Four includes teams from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the Lone Star Conference and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Colorado State University-Pueblo (8-0) is ranked No. 1 in the region, while Ashland (8-0) is No. 2.
The Eagles, who are 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, follow in third.
Indianapolis (6-2) is fourth, West Texas A&M is fifth (7-1) and Hillsdale is sixth (6-2).
Chadron State’s only loss in Division II play occurred at current No. 1 CSU-Pueblo on Oct. 6. The Eagles’ other loss happened in the season opener at Division I-AA Montana State.
Chadron State will host Western New Mexico for its Homecoming game Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m.