The West Georgia Wolves’ hopes of returning to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament received a boost Wednesday. West Georgia was rated fourth in the season’s first Division II South Region rankings of the season.
The ratings are the primary tool used to determine the field of 64 for the NCAA Tournament. In the South Region, automatic berths are awarded to the champions of league tourneys in the Gulf South, Sunshine State and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conferences. The remaining five spots go to the five highest rated teams remaining, as determined by the South Region Advisory Committee.
The Wolves are one of five teams in the Gulf South Conference in this first ranking. Christian Brothers tops the list, followed by Alabama-Huntsville in second and West Georgia fourth. UWG's Thursday opponent, West Florida, checks in at sixth place in the first ranking and North Alabama is eighth.
Region rankings will be released each of the next two Wednesdays. Tournament selections will be announced on Sunday, March 4.
West Georgia is 19-6 on the season, with three regular season games remaining. The Wolves return to action Thursday night in Pensacola, vs. West Florida. Source: UWGSports.com
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