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David Boyce | NCAA.com | October 12, 2016

DII football power rankings: Week 6

  Harding's hot start has it all the way up to the top five of the power rankings.

In Week 6, Northwest Missouri extends its stranglehold on the top spot in the DII Power Rankings, while Harding is the big riser up eight spots after a very impressive win.

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Rank Team Record Comments Last Week
1


Northwest Missouri

6-0 QB Kyle Zimmerman completed 18 of 23 passes for 299 yards and five touchdowns 1
2
Shepherd
5-0 QB Jeff Ziemba threw three touchdowns, became school’s career leader in TD passes  2
3
Grand Valley State
6-0  Record home crowd of 16,889 saw Lakers beat No. 14 Ferris State 3
4
Sioux Falls
6-0 Went over 600 yards in total offense for third time this season 4
5
Harding
6-0 Evan Lassiter threw for 311 yards and two TDs in seven-point win 13
6
Midwestern State
5-0 Scored two touchdowns in final 3:22 to pull out 26-25 win at No. 4 Texas A&M-Commerce 7
7
California (Pa.)
5-0 Has beaten two top 10 teams in the last two weeks   NR
8
Tuskegee
6-0 Won the 81st Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic; held Morehouse to 33 yards rushing 9
9
LIU-Post (N.Y.)
6-0  Scored 42 points in the first half in victory NR
10
North Alabama
3-1 Game with once-beaten Florida Tech cancelled because of Hurricane Matthew 11
11
Texas A&M-Commerce
5-1 Lost a heartbreaker; looking to bounce back at Western New Mexico   6
12
Emporia State
5-1 Five straight wins after season-opening loss to No. 1 Northwest Missouri NR
13
Henderson State
5-1 Gave up 21 points off of turnovers in first loss 5
14
Ashland
5-1 Impressive 45-7 win after first loss two weeks ago NR
15
Bemidji State
5-1 Two straight wins since one-point loss at Sioux Falls NR
16
Azusa Pacific
5-1 After loss, plays important GNAC game against Humboldt State 8