Monticello, Tech MBB listed in first regional ranking

Two Arkansas men’s basketball teams are heading into the late portion of the season in good position to make it to the NCAA Tournament.

Arkansas-Monticello and Arkansas Tech are listed in the first NCAA Division II Central Regional Ranking, which was released Wednesday.

The Weevils are ranked second and the Wonder Boys come in sixth.

At the conclusion of the regular season and the postseason conference tournaments, the top eight teams in the regional rankings will move on to the NCAA Regional Tournament.

Here is the first complete 2017 ranking for the Central Region:

Rank School Overall DII Record In-Region Record
1 Northwest Missouri State 20-0 19-0
2 Arkansas-Monticello 16-2 16-2
3 Southwest Minnesota State 20-5 20-5
4 East Central 17-6 17-6
5 MSU Moorhead 20-4 20-4
6 Arkansas Tech 15-4 15-4
7 Upper Iowa 18-8 16-8
8 Augustana (South Dakota) 16-7 16-7
9 Northern State 18-7 18-7
10 Central Missouri 14-6 14-6

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