Women remain atop West Region in final poll
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 gnac.tv.
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)