Related: NCAA Division II Central Region Women's Basketball Rankings (Feb. 10, 2011)
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (GoThunderWolves.com - Feb. 10, 2011) - CSU-Pueblo is in the running once again for a spot in the NCAA Tournament, based on their standing in the latest NCAA Division II Women's Basketball regional rankings, released Wednesday.
The Pack is ranked 10th in the Central Region, just a couple wins away from the top eight, which is the number of teams from the region that qualify for nationals.
CSU-Pueblo, which holds a 12-7 record overall and 12-6 record in-region, is part of a six-team cluster each with six losses or more from the five-spot through the ten-spot, with one team, Colorado Christian, having five losses. The region's top three teams - Metro State, Fort Lewis and Wayne State, the region's top seed according to the rankings, each only have one or two losses thus far.
CSU-Pueblo has qualified for nationals each of the past three seasons and four out of the past five seasons, but did so each time by claiming the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's automatic bid by winning the RMAC Shootout championship. The ThunderWolves have never claimed an at-large bid to nationals.
CSU-Pueblo can shoot up the rankings in a big way this week by knocking off highly-regarded Adams State and the region's current number-one seed, Fort Lewis, in road games Friday and Saturday.