Florida Tech Panthers Move Up To Sixth In NCAA Regional Rankings

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panthers take on Valdosta State Nov. 14 at 3 p.m.

The Panthers will be playing in front of a national audience as they attempt to capture at least a share of the GSC Title. (Florida Tech image)

The Florida Tech Panthers will be playing in front of a national television audience as they attempt to capture at least a share of the 2015 Gulf South Conference Title. (Florida Tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – On Monday, the NCAA released the most recent edition of the Division II Football Regional Rankings, with Florida Tech being slated in the sixth spot in Super Region II.

The Panthers moved up two spots from last week’s No. 8 position after defeating then No. 1 West Georgia on Saturday at Florida Tech Panther Stadium.

With FIT in the top-7 in the super region, the Panthers are currently in position to qualify for the NCAA Playoffs. The top-7 teams in each super region advance to the postseason.

With implications of astronomical proportions on the line for both teams, Florida Tech’s Gulf South Conference matchup with No. 18 Valdosta State has been selected as the NCAA Division II Game of the Week.

ABOVE VIDEO: Special Space Coast Daily Correspondent Steve Wilson of the Friday Night Locker Room talks with Florida Tech head coach Steve Englehart after the Panther’s stunning win over No. 1 West Georgia.

The Panthers’ battle with the Blazers will be streamed live nationally on both ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. Kickoff from Bazemore-Hyder Stadium is set for 3 p.m. ET.

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The game is incredibly important for Florida Tech, with not only a playoff spot likely on the line, but also a share of the GSC Championship within sight.

In addition to the ESPN3 broadcast, Jerry Durney and Paul Van Scott will call the game on WFIT 89.5 FM. The broadcast will also be available at WFIT.org and through the free TuneIn Radio app. An additional link to live stats­­ will be available at FloridaTechSports.com

On Monday, the NCAA released the most recent edition of the Division II Football Regional Rankings, with Florida Tech being slated in the sixth spot in Super Region II. (Florida Tech image)

On Monday, the NCAA released the most recent edition of the Division II Football Regional Rankings, with Florida Tech being slated in the sixth spot in Super Region II. (Florida Tech image)


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