Augustana women’s basketball moved up one spot to No. 6 in the third edition of the Central Region rankings. The Vikings (22-6) went 2-0 last week after they fell to No. 7 in the second week of rankings.
The top eight teams in the rankings after this weekend will earn a berth into the NCAA Central Region Tournament. The Central region is comprised of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), and the Great American Conference (GAC).
Washburn (Kan.) and Central Missouri, representing the MIAA, remain in the top two spots for the third straight week. Concordia-St. Paul and Minnesota State are third and fourth, respectively, and hail from the NSIC.
Arkansas Tech checks in at No. 5 as the highest member of the GAC, followed by the Vikings, the third team from the NSIC. Southwestern Oklahoma State appears at No. 7, the last GAC team in the rankings.
Northeastern State (Okla.) checks in at No. 8 and is followed by fellow MIAA members Truman State and Emporia State in ninth and 10th respectively.
Augustana faces Concordia-St. Paul in the NSIC/Sanford Health Women’s Basketball Tournament Semifinals in Rochester, Minn. on March 8 at 5 p.m.
Courtesy: Eric Zahn, Augustana