FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - There was a slight shift in the national rankings this week as the Northern Arizona football team saw their playoff chances increase over the weekend. Despite a bye week for the Lumberjacks, NAU moved up two spots in The Sports Network poll to No. 12, and one spot in the FCS Coaches Poll to No. 13. The College Sports Madness poll has NAU slated ninth.
NAU is one of four Big Sky teams ranked in the Top 25, giving the league the most potential qualifiers to the FCS playoffs. The 24-team playoff field will be announced on Nov. 24.
NAU returns to the field on Saturday, Nov. 16 for its final regular season home game. Kickoff versus Northern Colorado is slated for 4:05 p.m.