Not only did Gannon’s 43-28 win over Seton Hill keep the Knights one-game out of first-place in the PSAC West, it also caught the eye of the NCAA Division II Super Region One ranking committee, tabbing the Knights at No. 8 in the initial rankings released Monday.
It is the first time in program history Gannon is ranked in the poll.
Seven at-large teams from each region are selected to compete in the NCAA playoffs.
Shepherd is the region’s top-ranked team with a 7-0 record overall and within the region. Bowie State (7-0), Charleston (W.Va.) (7-1), Slippery Rock (7-1) and Assumption (Mass.) (7-1) completed the top five.
Divsion II Super Region One Rankings
Bowie St. 7-0
Charleston (W.V.) 7-1
Slippery Rock 7-1
Virginia Union 6-1
Indiana (Pa.) 5-2
New Haven 5-3