INDIANAPOLIS (February 15, 2017) - The No. 4/6 Colorado State University-Pueblo women's basketball team was ranked No. 1 in the first edition of the NCAA South Central Rankings, released Wednesday. The ThunderWolves own a 22-1 record in Division II games this season.
The Pack were selected as the No. 2 seed in last year's NCAA South Central Region Tournament, which was the highest regional ranking in school history before today's announcement.
The ThunderWolves lead a group of five from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in the top 10. Regis University ranks No. 7, University of Colorado Colorado Springs is No. 8, while Fort Lewis College Colorado Mesa University round out the group at No. 9 and No. 10, respectfully.
Eastern New Mexico University is No. 2, Angelo State University is No. 3 and West Texas A&M University ranks No. 4. All hail from the Lone Star Conference. St. Mary's University from the Heartland Conference ranks No. 5. Also from the LSC, Texas A&M University-Commerce is No. 6.
These rankings will determine seeding for the upcoming NCAA Regional Tournament March 10-13. The top eight teams in the South Central Region will advance to the field of 64, with the top seed in each region serving as hosts. The winner of the NCAA South Central Region will advance to the Division II Elite Eight.
The NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Selection Show is set for Sunday, March 5 at 8 p.m. The selection show will stream live on NCAA.com.
The ThunderWolves have already clinched the No. 1 seed in the RMAC Shootout and a share of the league title, but are looking for the program's second outright RMAC Regular Season Championship Saturday when it hosts Colorado Christian University at 5:30 p.m. The contest will serve as Senior Night at Massari Arena for four student-athletes.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.