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 Mustangs advance to No. 6 in NABC Division II rankings

Midwestern State improved three spots to No. 6 in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches' Division II Rankings released Tuesday afternoon.

The Mustangs claimed their eighth straight win by claiming a pair of victories over Oklahoma Science & Arts and St. Gregory's (Okla.) coming out of the Christmas break to improve to 11-1 on the season.

MSU is off to their best start since winning the first 13 games of the 2011-12 season.

It's the Mustangs highest NABC ranking since reaching No. 6 for a two-week stretch in November of 2013.

The Mustangs are one of seven teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in the poll and are one of three teams from the Lone Star Conference ranked in the Top 10.

MSU is joined by No. 4 Angelo State (Texas), No. 9 Tarleton State (Texas) and No. 16 Fort Lewis (Colo.) while Arkansas-Fort Smith, Texas A&M-Commerce and St. Edward's (Texas) are receiving votes.

West Liberty (W. Va.) remains as the unanimous No. 1 while Augustana (S.D.), Minnesota State-Moorhead, Angelo State and Fairmont State (W. Va.) round out the first five.

Midwestern State tips off Lone Star Conference play Wednesday night against West Texas A&M at First United Bank Center in Canyon. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

                                              NABC Division II Rankings
                                                       Jan. 5, 2016
Rank School (1st votes) Record Points Last
1 West Liberty (W. Va.) (16) 10-0 400 1
2 Augustana (S.D.) 11-1 380 2
3 Minnesota State-Moorhead 16-1 364 4
4 Angelo State (Texas) 12-0 350 6
5 Fairmont State (W. Va.) 9-1 324 7
6 Midwestern State (Texas) 10-1 307 9
7 Cal Poly Pomona 12-1 285 5
8 Queens (N.C.) 11-0 283 10
9 Tarleton State (Texas) 11-2 154 12
10 California Baptist 11-2 232 14
11 Bellarmine (Ky.) 9-2 226 17
12 Eckerd (Fla.) 12-1 220 15
13 Lake Superior State (Mich.) 11-1 209 18
14 Western Oregon 10-2 204 3
15 Saint Anselm (N.H.) 11-1 176 19
16 Fort Lewis (Colo.) 11-1 168 20
17 California-San Diego 10-2 145 13
18 Columbus State (Ga.) 9-1 114 22
19 Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) 10-2 110 11
20 Chico State (Calif.) 11-2 101 21
21 Ashland (Ohio) 10-2 69 16
22 West Chester (Pa.) 11-1 50 NR
23 Ferris State (Mich.) 10-2 41 NR
24 Seattle Pacific (Wash.) 9-3 39 8
25 Indianapolis (Ind.) 8-2 24 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Delta State (Miss.) 21; Arkansas-Fort Smith 17; Barry (Fla.) 14; Kentucky Wesleyan 11; Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) 10; Arkansas Tech 9; Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 8; Texas A&M-Commerce 6; Humboldt State (Calif.) 5; Southern Connecticut State 4; Wisconsin-Parkside 4; Alaska-Fairbanks 3; Central Missouri 3; Alabama-Huntsville 2; Alaska-Anchorage 2; St. Edward's (Texas) 2; Bentley (Mass.) 1; Holy Family (Pa.) 1; Stonehill (Mass.) 1; Wheeling Jesuit (W. Va.) 1.                                                                                                  

             

Mustangs check in at No. 2 in D2 Media Poll

Midwestern State slipped to No. 2 in a tightly packed group atop the latest NCAA Division II Media Poll released Tuesday afternoon by the D2 Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.

Twenty-four votes seperate the top for teams with West Liberty (W. Va.) leading the way with 10 first-place votes and 310 points followed closely by MSU with three first-place votes and 307 points.

Minnesota State-Moorhead is third with 297 points while Angelo Stateis fourth with 286.

The Mustangs claimed their eighth straight win by claiming a pair of victories over Oklahoma Science & Arts and St. Gregory's (Okla.) coming out of the Christmas break to improve to 11-1 on the season.

MSU is off to their best start since winning the first 13 games of the 2011-12 season.

The Mustangs are one of six teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in the poll and are joined by No. 4 Angelo State (Texas), No. 15 Tarleton State (Texas) and No. 23 St. Edward's (Texas) while Fort Lewis (Colo.) and Rogers State (Okla.) are receiving votes.

Midwestern State tips off Lone Star Conference play Wednesday night against West Texas A&M at First United Bank Center in Canyon. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

                                              D2 Media Poll sponsored by D2SIDA
                                                              Jan. 5, 2016
Rank School (1st votes) Record Points Last
1 West Liberty (W. Va.) (10) 10-0 310 2
2 Midwestern State (Texas) (3) 11-1 307 1
3 Minnesota State-Moorhead 16-1 297 3t
4 Angelo State (Texas) 12-0 286 3t
5 Augustana (S.D.) (1) 11-1 270 6
6 Western Oregon 10-2 234 5
7 Bellarmine (Ky.) 9-2 221 13
8 Eckerd (Fla.) 12-1 216 10
9 Queens (N.C.) 11-0 212 14
10 Cal Poly Pomona 12-1 209 9
11 Fairmont State (W. Va.) 9-1 200 12
12 Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) 10-2 173 7
13 Saint Anselm (N.H.) 11-1 157 15
14 California-San Diego 10-2 156 8
15 Tarleton State (Texas) 11-2 148 16
16 Lake Superior State (Mich.) 11-1 129 RV
17 Columbus State (Ga.) 9-1 97 22
18 Alabama-Huntsville 9-3 71 23
19 Minnesota State 10-3 66 20
20 Concordia-Irvine (Calif.) 10-1 55 25
21 Ashland (Ohio) 10-2 53 11
22 Wheeling Jesuit (W. Va.) 10-1 49 24
23 St. Edward's (Texas) 10-2 47 NR
24 Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) 9-2 43 NR
25 Delta State (Miss.) 10-3 36 RV
Others Receiving Votes: Stonehill (Mass.) 31; Fort Lewis (Colo.) 31; California Baptist 22; Indianapolis (Ind.) 19; Rogers State (Okla.) 15; Chico State (Calif.) 13; Ferris State (Mich.) 11; Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 10; Barry (Fla.) 9; Arkansas Tech 7; Humboldt State (Calif.) 7; West Chester (Pa.) 6; Holy Family (Pa.) 1; Southern Indiana 1.
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