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Augie Basketball Teams Ranked in Central Region

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INDIANAPOLIS Augustana is ranked third in the first set of regional men's basketball rankings released by the NCAA on Wednesday.

Augustana is in the Central Region, which consists of teams from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, the Great American Conference (GAC) and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). The top eight teams in the final rankings will earn a spot in the NCAA Central Region Tournament.

Augustana is 18-6 on the season and is currently in fourth-place in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference standings with a record of 14-6.

Augustana is one of six NSIC schools to appear in the regional rankings with No. 1 Winona State, No. 2 Minnesota State, No. 4 St. Cloud State, No. 9 Southwest Minnesota State and No. 10 Upper Iowa.  The GAC and MIAA both have two teams ranked this week. No. 5 Harding and No. 7 Arkansas Tech represent the GAC and No. 6 Central Missouri and No. 8 Fort Hays State, represent the MIAA.

Augustana will close-out the regular season this weekend hosting Upper Iowa on Friday. Feb. 22 and Winona State on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Rk

Team (Conf)

1

Winona State (NSIC)

2

Minnesota State (NSIC)

3

Augustana  (NSIC)

4

St. Cloud State (NSIC)

5

Harding (GAC)

6

Central Missouri (MIAA)

7

Arkansas Tech (GAC)

8

Fort Hays State (MIAA)

9

SMSU (NSIC)

10

Upper Iowa (NSIC)

INDIANAPOLIS - Augustana women's basketball ranks sixth in the first edition of the NCAA Central Region rankings released by the NCAA on Wednesday afternoon.  The Vikings own a 19-5 overall  record with a 16-5 in-region mark.
 
The Central region is comprised of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), and Great American Conference (GAC).  The top eight teams in the final region rankings earn a bid to the NCAA Central Region Tournament.
 
Washburn (Kan.) leads the Central region, sporting a 17-1 in-region mark, and leads five teams from the MIAA.  The NSIC only has three representatives; Concordia-St. Paul and Minnesota State join Augustana in the initial region rankings.  The GAC rounds out the top 10 with a pair of members appearing in the rankings.
 
Washburn is followed by Central Missouri at No.2 while Concordia-St. Paul and Minnesota State check in at No. 3 and 4. Truman State appears one slot ahead of the Vikings at No. 5 and Arkansas Tech and Southwestern Oklahoma State round out the top eight.  Northeastern State and Fort Hays State are ranked No. 9 and 10 concluding the first edition of the Central Region Rankings.
 
The Vikings close the regular season at home this weekend against Upper Iowa on Friday, Feb. 22 and Winona State on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Central Region Rankings
Feb. 20, 2013
         Rank Team (Conference)
                        1. Washburn (MIAA)

2. Central Missouri (MIAA)
                          3. Concordia-St. Paul (NSIC)

4. Minnesota State (NSIC)

5. Truman State (MIAA)
            6. Augustana (NSIC)

7. Arkansas Tech (GAC)

8. Southwestern Oklahoma State (GAC)

9. Northeastern State (MIAA)

10.           Fort Hays State (MIAA)

 

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