E-T Staff Report Tarleton State is ranked No. 6 in the Southwest Region according to the official NCAA Division II football regional poll. The first regional rankings of the 2007 season were released Monday.

Tarleton is undefeated at 6-0 but is behind No. 1 Chadron State and No. 4 Mesa State of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. No. 2 Northwest Missouri State is from the Mid-America Intercollegeiate Athletic Association. Joining Tarleton from the Lone Star Conference are No. 2 West Texas A&M and No. 5 Midwestern State.

Tarleton and Midwestern clash Saturday in a showdown that will have major implications in the poll. Kickoff in Stephenville is set for 7 p.m.