Little by little, New Mexico Highlands University football is gaining recognition in the wake of a 3-0 start.
The Cowboys are still unranked in the American Football Coaches Association weekly Top 25 poll, but they did receive a vote in this week’s rankings. Unofficially, that makes Highlands the 42nd rated team in NCAA Division II.
This past Saturday, Highlands upset No. 20 nationally ranked Colorado School of Mines 40-34 in Golden, Colo.