Midwestern State moved ahead five places to No. 17 in the latest D2 Media Poll sponsored by the D2 Sports Information Directors of America Tuesday afternoon as the Mustangs also continue to receive votes in the USA Today Sports/Women's Basketball Coaches Association Top 25.
MSU claimed its third consecutive victory by taking a 79-70 result over Cameron Saturday afternoon in Lawton to improve to 16-3 on the season. The Mustangs have now won 15 of their last 17 games.
Midwestern is one of four teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in the D2 Media Poll joining No. 6 West Texas A&M and No. 22 Colorado-Colorado Springs while Lubbock Christian (Texas) is receiving votes.
Lewis (Ill.) is the unanimous No. 1 selection in the D2 Media Poll while Alaska-Anchorage, Limestone (S.C.), Fort Hays State (Kan.) and Indiana (Pa.) round out the top five.
The Mustangs received 55 votes in the USA Today Sports Top 25 falling just shy of No. 25-ranked Arkansas Tech, which wrangled 64 votes.
No. 7 West Texas A&M is the lone ranked team from the South Central Region in the WBCA poll, but Colorado-Colorado Springs and Colorado Mesa are also receiving votes.
Lewis (Ill.) fell one vote shy of unanimous status, but continue to top the coaches' poll with a perfect 21-0 mark while Alaska-Anchorage, Fort Hays State, Limestone and Indiana (Pa.) round out the first five.
No. 8 Livingstone (N.C.) received the other first-place votes as the only other unbeaten squad in Division II.
Midwestern State takes on rival Tarleton State Wednesday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m.