SEARCY – With Harding football's 34-14 upset of then 10th-ranked Ouachita Baptist, the Bisons moved up six places to No. 19 on the latest AFCA Division II Coaches Poll, released Monday.
This is the third consecutive week that Harding has been nationally-ranked. The only time Harding has been nationally-ranked longer in the NCAA was during a six-week stretch in 2002. During that run, the Bisons reached a program-high ranking of 18th.
Ouachita Baptist fell from 10th to 20th. Henderson State, the other ranked Great American Conference team, moved up to ninth after defeating East Central 49-14 on Saturday.
Harding hosts Arkansas Tech on Saturday at First Security Stadium. Kickoff is a 2 p.m.