Midwestern State received its highest national ranking in program history Wednesday morning when the Mustangs moved to No. 2 in the latest National Fast-pitch Coaches' Association Top 25.
MSU also kept Alabama-Huntsville from a unanimous No. 1 selection by claiming its first ever No. 1 vote.
The Mustangs (35-4) are one of seven teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in the national poll after claiming its second consecutive Lone Star Conference Crossover championship by rolling to a 5-1 mark last weekend in San Angelo.
Other ranked teams in the region include No. 10 Angelo State (30-5), No. 13 Nebraska-Omaha (29-5), No. 18 Emporia State (24-7) and No. 23 West Texas A&M while St. Mary's (Texas) and Southeastern Oklahoma are receiving votes.
The Mustangs previously reached as high as No. 3 in the rankings which is where they stood each of the last two weeks after first gaining the position in the final regular season poll of 2010.
Midwestern State returns to LSC North Division play with a three-game series at Southwestern Oklahoma this weekend. The Mustangs and Bulldogs meet for one game Friday at 3 p.m. before completing the set with a twin bill Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.