SEARCY, Ark. - The Harding football team will enter the NCAA Division II playoffs ranked No. 12 in the AFCA Coaches Poll.
It is the sixth straight week Harding has been ranked, and the No. 12 ranking is the highest since the Bisons joined the NCAA in 1997.
Harding moved up two spots after its 38-7 victory over Southwestern Oklahoma State on Saturday in Searcy.
Northwest Missouri State, Harding's first round opponent in the NCAA playoffs, is ranked No. 13 in the poll. The Bearcats dropped nine places after falling 21-20 to Missouri Western on Saturday.