PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia University men's basketball team fell to seventh in the final set of NCAA Division II East Region Rankings, released on Wednesday, prior to Selection Sunday.
Philadelphia—who was in fourth in last week's rankings—went 1-1 last week. The Rams opened the week with a 74-70 loss to Chestnut Hill in the regular season finale on Feb. 23. Four days later, Philadelphia bounced back by defeating Concordia (N.Y.) 86-83 in the first round of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Tournament.
The top three positions in the rankings were unchanged from last week and still have St. Anselm in first, Holy Family in second, and Southern Connecticut in third. With the Rams drop, Stonehill, Bentley, and St. Thomas Aquinas all move up one position and occupy spots four, five and six.
Southern New Hampshire and Adelphi flipped positions behind Philadelphia. Southern New Hampshire climbed to eighth, moving Adelphi down to ninth. Merrimack remains to the 10th position.
Philadelphia (22-7) will take on Bloomfield in the semifinal round of the CACC Tournament on Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at Dominican (N.Y.) College.
|NCAA Division II East Region Rankings
(Records as of 2/28)
|School||Division II Record||Region Record|
|1. St. Anselm||21-6||21-6|
|2. Holy Family||24-5||24-5|
|3. Southern Connecticut||22-7||22-7|
|6. St. Thomas Aquinas
|7. Philadelphia U.||22-7||22-7|
|8. Southern New Hampshire||20-10||20-10|