INDIANAPOLIS (Mar. 1) – The Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team remained at No. 1 Wednesday in the final official NCAA Div. II West Region published ranking, which goes toward determining NCAA Tournament qualification.

The Seawolves, who are 27-0 against D-II competition, are joined in the regional rankings by fellow Great Northwest Athletic Conference members Western Washington (24-4) at No. 3, Simon Fraser (24-6) at No. 4, and Seattle Pacific (18-10) at No. 10.

UC San Diego (21-5), Point Loma (22-4), Hawaii Pacific (20-5) and Cal State East Bay (19-7) remain in playoff position at spots five through eight, while Cal Poly Pomona (16-10) leapfrogged SPU for ninth place, marking the only movement in this week’s rankings.

The rankings take into account only games played through the end of the regular season, which concluded Sunday.

The top five teams in the final rankings – along with the winners of this week’s GNAC, California Collegiate Athletic Association and Pac West Conference tournaments – will make the NCAAs, with the top seed generally earning the right to host.

UAA is the No. 1 seed for the GNAC Tournament and opens Friday in the semifinal against the winner of Northwest Nazarene and SPU. All GNAC Tournament games can be seen live on

NCAA Div. II West Region
Women’s Basketball Rankings – Mar. 1, 2017
Rk Team                    vs DII  vs West
1. Alaska Anchorage        27-0    25-0
2. Cal Baptist             29-2    28-2
3. Western Washington      24-4    24-3
4. Simon Fraser            24-6    23-6
5. UC San Diego            21-5    20-5
6. Point Loma              22-4    22-4
7. Hawaii Pacific          20-5    19-4
8. Cal State East Bay      19-7    19-7
9. Cal Poly Pomona        16-10   16-10
10. Seattle Pacific       17-10   16-10
(records through Feb. 26)