The Hilltoppers re-entered the rankings at No. 24 after winning their only game they played last week.
St. Mary’s earned its way into this week’s WBCA NCAA DII Top 25 Coaches’ Poll after pulling off its second huge upset in the last three weeks.
Angelo State entered the WBCA NCAA DII Top 25 Coaches’ Poll this week at No. 21 following an impressive start in Lone Star Conference play last week.
West Texas A&M moved up one spot to No. 7 in the NABC NCAA DII Men’s Coaches’ Poll released Tuesday.
St. Mary’s redshirt senior Kaitlin Walla scored a career-high 35 points, one-point shy of the St. Mary's single-game record, in the Rattlers' stunning upset of No. 1-ranked and defending national champion Central Missouri.
St. Edward’s fell out of the poll after suffering its first loss of the season last week. The Hilltoppers beat Dallas Christian, 125-66, last Tuesday before falling 69-58 at home to Texas A&M-Kingsville last Saturday.
St. Mary’s (Tex.) finished last season with a respectable 16-13 record. But respectable is not the standard for the Rattlers and they are making a statement early this season. The Rattlers are currently 4-1 after three wins last week.
Midwestern State was expecting a slow start to this season and had a completely new team. How new exactly? The Mustangs have no players who played any minutes for MSU Texas last season and have a roster filled with transfers and redshirt freshmen.
Tarleton State started the season strong last weekend as they defeated Rogers State 65-46 last Friday and then won 79-69 over St. Mary’s (Tex.) on Saturday. Kaylee Allen averaged 18.5 points and Katie Webster averaged 13 points and 6.5 boards to lead a Texanns team expected to be a challenger to West Texas in the Lone Star Conference