SRU Good News for Oct 6. 2009
NCAA ranks SRU fourth in Division II Super Region I poll
Slippery Rock University was ranked fourth in the first NCAA Division II Super Region I football ranking released Monday by the NCAA office.
The Rock, 5-1 overall, trails only two unbeaten (6-0) teams, Bloomsburg and Charleston, W. Va., and Edinboro (5-1) in the regional ranking.
The top six teams in the final regional ranking of the season Nov. 9 will earn berths in the NCAA Division II playoffs, which start Nov. 15.
The Rock, under the guidance of 22-year head coach George Mihalik, seeks its first NCAA playoff berth since 1999, when it earned a third straight trip to postseason play.
The Rock, fresh off a 17-16, come-from-behind Homecoming Game win last Saturday over Mercyhurst, hosts backyard rival Clarion (3-3) in a 6 p.m. game Thursday at N. Kerr Thompson Stadium.
SRU and Clarion, coached by former SRU defensive coordinator Jay Foster, enter that game tied with Mercyhurst for third place in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division standings. California (4-2) and Edinboro share the top spot with 3-0 division records, while SRU, Clarion and Mercyhurst each stand 2-1 in division play.
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