Pack remain No. 7 in final NCAA regional rankings

Pack remain No. 7 in final NCAA regional rankings


INDIANAPOLIS (March 1, 2017) - Following the completion of the regular season, the Colorado State University-Pueblo men's basketball team remained at No. 7 in the final edition of the NCAA South Central Region rankings, announced Wednesday.

The ThunderWolves finished the regular season 19-8 before falling in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout Quarterfinal Tuesday to move to 19-9.

The NCAA regional rankings will determine seeding for the NCAA South Central Region Tournament March 11-14. The top eight teams in the region will advance to the field of 64, with the top seed in each region serving as hosts. The tournament winner of each conference earns an automatic bid to the regional, while the other five spots are filled with at-large teams. The winner of the NCAA South Central Region will advance to the Division II Elite Eight.

The NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Selection Show is set for Sunday, March 5 at 8:30 p.m. MST. The selection show will stream live on

The Pack are one of four teams from the RMAC in the top 10. Colorado School of Mines moved into the No. 1 spot, while Fort Lewis College also moved up one notch to No. 5. Regis University is No. 10 after being ranked No. 8 a week ago.

The Lone Star Conference has six in the top 10. University of Texas-Permian Basin is No. 2, West Texas A&M University is No. 3 and Tarelton State University dropped from the No. 1 spot to No. 4. Texas A&M University-Commerce ranks No. 6, Cameron University is No. 8 and Texas A&M University-Kingsville is No. 9 .

The Heartland Conference is the other league in the region, but didn't have a team represented in the top 10.

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.