|Posted February 19, 2009|
ThunderWolves re-enter regional rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - After getting shut out of the NCAA Division II Central Region women's basketball rankings in 2008-09, despite consistently boasting one of the top win totals in the RMAC, the Pack were recognized in the latest regional rankings released by the NCAA Wednesday.
CSU-Pueblo came in at 10th in the Central region, joining fellow RMAC schools Fort Lewis (2), Nebraska-Kearney (7), and Colorado Mines (9). Of those three teams, CSU-Pueblo has defeated two (UNK and Mines) this season.
The NCAA regional rankings help to determine which teams will get NCAA Division II national tournament bids. The Central Region earns eight bids to the national tournament, with the conference champions from the region's two conferences, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, earning automatic bids regardless of their regional standing.
Last season, CSU-Pueblo earned the RMAC's automatic bid after winning the RMAC Championship.