Football - Sun, Nov. 11, 2012
As anticipated the undefeated Tiger football team
retained the NAIA Coaches' Poll top spot in the final rankings released Sunday
afternoon. Georgetown College (10-0) enters its 18th all-time NAIA Football
Championship Series, following the team's 18th Mid-South Conference
championship and ninth undefeated season.
GC will host a first round game Saturday, Nov. 17.
Kickoff is set for 3:30 pm and is scheduled to air on Fox College Sports with
the possibility for re-airing on Fox Sports South at a later date. With the No.
1 seed, the Tigers have earned the right to host every round they are in until
the Dec. 13 finals in Rome, Ga.
The pairings for the 16-team playoff will be announced at
4 pm Sunday. The teams are selected by the following process. The certified conference
champions rated in the Top 20 (including ties) in the final regular-season
Coaches' Top 25 poll will automatically qualify for the FCS. The highest rated
independent team (provided it is ranked in the top 20) will also receive an
automatic berth. The remaining at-large teams will be awarded based on the final
No. 2 Missouri Valley and No. 3 Morningside also finished
the season 10-0. Here are the remaining teams in the top 20 in order: Saint
Xavier (Ill.), Marian (Ind.), Saint Francis (Ind.), University of the
Cumberlands (Ky.), St. Ambrose (Iowa), MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.), Southern Oregon,
Baker (Kan.), Northwestern (Iowa), William Penn (Iowa), Montana Tech, Ottawa
(Kan.), Grand View (Iowa), Tabor (Kan.), Bethel (Tenn.), Doane (Neb.) and
Stay posted for more information regarding the Tigers
Nov. 17 home playoff game.