Midwestern State slipped out of the NABC Division II Coaches' Poll but are still receiving votes in Tuesday's latest release.
The Mustangs split a pair of contests last weekend at Colorado State-Pueblo's Al Kaly Classic claiming a 71-56 win over Oklahoma Christian before falling to the host Thunderwolves 72-69 in the finale.
Midwestern (3-1) is one of five programs out of the South Central Region to receive mention in the latest poll, joining No. 3 Metropolitan State (Colo.) and No. 20 West Texas A&M while Colorado Mines and Tarleton State (Texas) are also receiving votes.
The three-time defending South Central Region champion Mustangs hit the road to take on Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) Saturday night at Bill Vining Arena in Arkadelphia. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
MSU opens Lone Star Conference play the following weekend with games at Incarnate Word and Texas A&M-Kingsville before returning home for a showdown with rival West Texas A&M on Dec. 5 at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
Midwestern State is receiving votes in the most recent USA Today Sports Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll released Tuesday afternoon.
The Mustangs are off to their best start since opening the 2000-01 with four consecutive victories on the way to the program's only Lone Star Conference championship.
The Mustangs (3-0) opened the 2012-13 campaign with wins over McMurry (79-58), Colorado Mines (67-60) and Fort Lewis (Colo.) (68-54).
MSU received 25 votes this week and were mentioned in five consecutive USA Today Sports Division II Top 25 polls last season. The Mustangs have never achieved a national ranking as an NCAA Division II program.
Midwestern is one of six teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in the poll joining No. 21 Tarleton State and No. 24 Metropolitan State (Colo.) while Fort Lewis (Colo.), Colorado Mesa, St. Mary's (Texas) and Colorado State-Pueblo are receiving votes.
The Mustangs hit the road to face Oklahoma Panhandle State Sunday afternoon in Goodwell. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.