Ashland Women Remain Atop Region In Third Rankings Set

Ashland Women Remain Atop Region In Third Rankings Set

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With four days until the NCAA Division II women's basketball tournament selection show, Ashland University has done what has had to in order to host a second consecutive Midwest Regional tournament.

In the third set of regional rankings released on Wednesday (March 1) afternoon, the Eagles are on top of the Midwest Region for the third week in a row. Ashland is 29-0 overall, and is the only undefeated women's or men's basketball team in Division II.

In addition to attempting to play host to a second straight Midwest Regional, it also would be Ashland's fourth time hosting the regional in the last six seasons.

Ashland will be the host team for the 2017 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Final Four on Saturday (March 4) and Sunday (March 5). The Eagles will play Michigan Tech (20-7) in one semifinal on Saturday at 2 p.m.

The first two sets of regional rankings were released on Feb. 15 and 22. The Division II postseason selection show will be Sunday (March 5) at 10 p.m. on NCAA.com.

A 64-team tournament (the top eight teams from each of eight regions), the Division II postseason will begin on March 10, and the Elite Eight, Final Four and national championship game will be March 21, 22 and 24 at Alumni Hall on the campus of Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio.

Ashland won the Division II national championship in 2013, and was the national runner-up in 2012. The Eagles have made six prior D-II postseason appearances, all since 2004, and have an all-time postseason record of 15-5 (.750). Their .750 winning percentage is second in Division II history among programs with at least 20 games played.

In the Midwest Region, automatic qualifiers come from the GLIAC, Great Lakes Valley Conference and Great Midwest Athletic Conference. The other five teams are chosen as at-large entries.

 

School

First Regional Rankings

Second Regional Rankings

Third Regional Rankings

ASHLAND

1

1

1

Drury

2

2

2

Saginaw Valley State

3

3

3

Ursuline

4

4

4

Michigan Tech

6

6

5

Bellarmine

7

5

6

Southern Indiana

8

8

7

Grand Valley State

9

7

8

Lewis

5

9

9

Ohio Dominican

10

10

10

 
 

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