Midwestern State maintained its No. 2 ranking in the latest National Fast-pitch Coaches' Association Top 25 released Wednesday.
The Mustangs, who went to 39-5 after splitting a twin-bill at Texas Woman's University Tuesday night in Denton, lost its first-place vote to Alabama-Huntsville (35-1-1) as the Chargers became the unanimous No. 1 after rolling to a 7-0 showing in the Gulf South Crossover.
Midwestern is one of eight teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in the national poll joining No. 7 Angelo State, No. 14 Emporia State, No. 15 Nebraska-Omaha and No. 23 West Texas A&M while St. Mary's (Texas), Missouri Western and Southeastern Oklahoma State are receiving votes.
The Mustangs have carried a national ranking for each of the last 21 reporting periods dating back to last season spending 16 of those weeks in the Top 10.
Midwestern returns to Lone Star Conference North Division play with a three-game set against Central Oklahoma this weekend at Mustangs Park. The teams play a single game Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. before finishing the series with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m.