Tarleton women's basketball remains No. 10 in the third South Central Regional poll.
The TexAnns finished the regular season 18-10 overall and tied for fourth place in the Lone Star Conference with a 12-8 record. The TexAnns are 17-10 this season against NCAA Division II teams and also have a 17-10 in-region record.
The Lone Star Conference makes up three of the 10 teams in the regional poll, led by West Texas A&M at No. 2, and Angelo State at No. 4.
Lubbock Christian, who is the No. 2-ranked team in the nation, is the top seed in the South Central Region. Arkansas-Fort Smith is the other Heartland Conference representative, coming in at No. 7.
The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference makes up the final five teams: Colorado State-Pueblo (3), Metro State (5), Black Hills State (6), Fort Lewis (8), and Colorado School of Mines (10).
The TexAnns have defeated three of the 10 regionally ranked teams this season, coming up with wins against Arkansas-Fort Smith, Angelo State and West Texas A&M.
The TexAnns have qualified for seven NCAA regional tournaments, including last season where they won the Lone Star Conference tournament to earn an automatic bid into the tournament.
This is the final poll before the 64 teams are selected to compete for a National Championship. The NCAA South Central regional tournament will consist of the tournament champions of the Lone Star, Rocky Mountain Athletic and Heartland conferences as well as five at-large teams. The top seed in the region will be the tournament host. The NCAA Division II Selection Show will take place on Sunday, March 4, at 10 p.m. on NCAA.com.
Tarleton is the No. 5 seed in the Lone Star Conference tournament and will take on No. 4 Eastern New Mexico on Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m. at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco.