Tarleton Women's Basketball moved to No. 8 in this week's NCAA South Central Regional poll.
The Texans are 19-7 overall with a 13-7 mark in Lone Star Conference play. Tarleton currently holds a one-game lead over Angelo State for the fourth seed in the LSC standings, which guarantees them a first-round bye in the LSC tournament. Two wins OR one win and an Angelo State loss OR two losses and two Angelo State losses will secure No. 4 seed.
Tarleton is 17-7 this season against NCAA Division II teams and have a 16-7 in-region record.
The Lone Star Conference makes up seven of the 10 teams in the regional poll, led by Texas A&M-Commerce at No. 1, followed by Lubbock Christian (2), West Texas A&M (3), Angelo State (7), Eastern New Mexico (9), and St. Edward's (10). The other South Central Region conference, the Rocky Mountain Athletic (RMAC), makes up the other three spots with Colorado Mesa (4), Western Colorado (5), and Westminster (6).
The Texans have defeated three of the 10 regionally-ranked teams this season, coming up with road wins against West Texas A&M and Eastern New Mexico, while defeating Colorado Mesa at home in the second game of the season.
Tarleton has qualified for nine NCAA regional tournaments, including each of the last three seasons, which is the second-longest streak in program history.
There will be one more 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 and Rocky Mountain Athletic conferences as well as six at-large teams. The top seed in the region will be the tournament host from March 13-16.