UWA holds at No. 2 in Super Region Two

With one week to play in the regular season, the 2017 Gulf South Conference champion West Alabama football team remains at No. 2 in the NCAA Super Region Two rankings. The Tigers are 8-2 overall, 8-1 against Division II opponents and 8-1 against regional foes.

Wingate (N.C.) remained in the top spot at 9-0 against both regional and Division II competition. The top seed at the end of the regular season earns a first-round bye in the NCAA Playoffs that get underway Nov. 18.

West Alabama closes it season Saturday against region opponent North Greenville (4-5) at Tiger Stadium. The Crusaders defeated UWA by one point in the 2016 season opener, and one school of thought is that loss may have cost the Tigers a berth in the 2016 playoffs.

Kickoff for Saturday’s game is set for 2 p.m. It will be Military Appreciation Day at Tiger Stadium with veterans and active military being honored and also admitted to the game for just $5.

Following is this week’s Super Region Two poll, which includes four reams from the Gulf South Conference.

1 Wingate 9-0 9-0
2 West Ala. 8-1 8-1
3 Virginia St. 8-0 8-0
4 West Ga. 8-2 8-2
5 Bowie St. 9-1 9-1
6 Catawba 7-2 7-2
7 Delta St. 7-3 7-3
8 Carson-Newman 6-3 6-3
9 Tuskegee 6-2 6-2
10 West Fla. 5-3 6-3