PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Philadelphia University men's basketball team is in 10th in the second set of NCAA Division II East Region Rankings that were released on Wednesday.
The Rams, who were in fifth a week ago, were 17-8 overall and 17-8 in the region as Sunday, Feb. 19. Last week Philadelphia defeated Felician, 76-55, on Feb. 18 and lost to the University of the Sciences, 76-74, on Feb. 16.
Franklin Pierce, a Northeast-10 school, is in the top spot for the second straight week. The Ravens are 19-6 overall and 19-6 in the East. Adelphi (19-6 overall, 19-6 region) is second. District of Columbia (20-2, 18-2), Stonehill (17-8, 17-8) and fellow Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) school Bloomfield (21-6, 20-5) round of the top five.
UMass-Lowell (16-9, 16-9), Merrimack (15-10) and C.W. Post (19-5, 19-5) are in the next three spots.
The top eight teams—the champions of the CACC, Northeast-10, and the East Coast Conference and five at-large schools—in the final set of regional rankings on March 4 will make the NCAA Tournament.
Philadelphia, now 18-8 overall, is the second seed in the CACC's southern division and will take on Post University in the first round of the CACC Tournament. The game is on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Gallagher Center at 7 p.m.
NCAA Division II Men's Basketball East Region Rankings
Records are as of Feb. 19, 2012
|1. Franklin Pierce||19-6||19-6|
|3. District of Columbia||20-2||20-2|
|8. C.W. Post||19-5||19-5|