Nov. 14, 2013
BALTIMORE, MD –- The Johns Hopkins football team maintained the number two spot in the second official NCAA South Region Poll of the 2013 season. The Blue Jays trail only Mary Hardin-Baylor in the poll, which lists the top 10 teams in each of the four regions.
Mary Hardin-Baylor holds the top spot in the south region for the second consecutive week and is followed by Johns Hopkins, Millsaps, Wesley and Thomas More.
The NCAA Playoffs will begin on Saturday, November 23 with 16 first-round games on campus sites. The bracket for the tournament will be set up in four, eight-team regions (East, South, North, West) and announced on Sunday, November 17 at 6 pm (live webcast on ncaasports.com).
In addition to ranking second in the south region, Johns Hopkins is also ranked eighth in the AFCA Poll, 11th in the d3football.com Poll and second in the Lambert Cup Poll this week.
The regional rankings are compiled by the official Regional Advisory Committee and are an accurate representation of where teams stand in the eyes of the NCAA Selection Committee that will put together the bracket for the upcoming NCAA Division III Football Playoffs. Johns Hopkins (9-0, 8-0 CC) has already claimed the Centennial Conference title and the accompanying automatic bid to the NCAA Playoffs.
Johns Hopkins will close the regular season on Saturday, November 16 when the Blue Jays play at McDaniel (2-7, 2-6 CC). Kickoff is set for noon at McDaniel.
Rk. School (In-Region • Overall)
1. Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) (9-0 • 9-0)
2. Johns Hopkins (9-0 • 9-0)
3. Millsaps (MS) (8-0 • 9-0)
4. Wesley (DE) (4-2 • 7-2)
5. Thomas More (KY) (8-1 • 8-1)
6. Maryville (TN) (8-1 • 8-1)
7. Texas Lutheran (7-1 • 7-1)
8. Washington (MO) (7-2 • 7-2)
9. Hampden-Sydney (VA) (7-2 • 7-2)
10. Washington & Jefferson (PA) (7-2 • 7-2)
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