Midwestern State maintained its roll by rocking Eastern New Mexico 25-17, 25-21, 25-16 in its Lone Star Conference opener Tuesday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
Midwestern State maintained its No. 3 ranking in the latest Continental Tire/National Soccer Coaches' Association Top 25 released Tuesday afternoon.
The Mustangs have carried a national ranking for 58 of the last 59 reporting periods dating back to the 2006 season including 38 of those week in the Top 10.
The lone break in the streak came when a membership dues snafu cost the Mustangs a ranking in the Sep. 28, 2010 poll.
The Mustangs are one of eight teams from the South Central/Central Regions to receive mention in the poll which also includes No. 8 Colorado Mines, No. 11 Missouri S&T, No. 12 Regis (Colo.), No. 18 Fort Lewis (Colo.), No. 19 Truman (Mo.) and No. 24 Eastern New Mexico while Metro State (Colo.) is receiving votes.
MSU extended a pair of impressive streaks as it opened the 2011 campaign with a 7-0 win over NAIA Central Baptist (Ark.) last Friday at home.
The Mustangs improved their regular season unbeaten streak to 34 matches which dates back to the 2009 season opener at Incarnate Word while claiming their 33rd consecutive result at the MSU Soccer Field which dates back to the 2007 season finale against West Texas A&M.
Midwestern State hits the road for a pair of in-region matches against Colorado State-Pueblo and Colorado-Colorado Springs on Friday and Sunday.