Missouri S&T’s hopes of making the field for the NCAA Division II football playoffs fell short, as the Miners were not selected as part of the field despite its 10-1 regular season record.
The Miners finished the season with a six-game winning streak and tied the school record for victories in a year with the undefeated 1980 squad after beating South Dakota School of Mines 66-17 to finish the year on Saturday. However, the Miners, who were ranked seventh in each of the last two NCAA Super Region Four rankings, could not jump over any of the teams ahead of them in the rankings as all six teams that held those spots in last Monday’s rankings recorded victories on Saturday.
MissourI S&T finished the season in second place in the Great Lakes Valley Conference to Indianapolis, who handed S&T its only loss of the year on Sept. 29. The Greyhounds were the only GLVC team chosen for the playoffs.
Missouri S&T was also ranked 20th in last week’s American Football Coaches Association poll, the first national ranking for the program since 1984.