Midwestern State regained a No. 1 vote, but slipped to No. 3 in the National Fast-Pitch Coaches' Association Division II Top 25 as released Wednesday morning.
Alabama-Huntsville (35-1-1) maintained its hold at the top by claiming the other 15 first-place votes, while North Georgia (47-9) took over the No. 2 position.
The Mustangs are coming off of a 3-2 week as MSU gained a series split with Texas Woman's University before taking two of three from Central Oklahoma last weekend to move to 41-6 on the season.
Midwestern can clinch its fifth Lone Star Conference North Division championship with wins in three of its final six regular season games beginning with a three-game set Thursday and Friday at East Central (Okla.).
The Mustangs are one of eight teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in the national poll joining No. 11 Nebraska-Omaha (34-6), No. 14 Emporia State (31-8), No. 17 Angelo State (35-8) and No. 23 West Texas A&M (32-12) while St. Mary's (Texas), Missouri Western and Southeastern Oklahoma State continue to receive votes.
MSU has carried a national ranking for each of the last 22 reporting periods dating back to last season spending 17 of those weeks in the Top 10.