#18 Mountain Lions Stay Fourth in Latest NCAA Regional Rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.- The No. 18 University of Colorado Colorado Springs women's soccer team (13-2-1 / 9-2-1 RMAC) remained fourth in the latest NCAA South Central Regional Ranking released today. The rankings are used to select teams for the NCAA Tournament.
UCCS went 2-0 last weekend with victories against Colorado Christian and New Mexico Highlands and is tied for first in the RMAC standings with Regis. The Rangers sit in third in the regional rankings, while two teams from the Heartland Conference lead the region. Metro State, the team the Mountain Lions face on Sunday in the regular-season finale, is fifth. Fort Lewis, Friday's opponent Colorado Mines, and Colorado Mesa are ranked sixth through eighth, respectively.
Six teams will advance to the regional tournament with the three conferences in the South Central receiving an automatic bid. The Heartland Conference have the top two spots, followed by the six RMAC schools. The top team in the Lone Star Conference, West Texas A&M who the Mountain Lions beat earlier in the year, is in at No. 10 and would currently take the sixth seed in the tournament as the Lone Star qualifier.
The conference tournament champion is the automatic qualifier from each league. The Heartland Conference tournament will hold its championship game on Nov. 3 with the RMAC and Lone Star tournaments holding championship games on Nov. 4. The selection show for the NCAA postseason will be held Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. MDT.
The Mountain Lions are back in action with a Friday afternoon contest at Colorado Mines. The contest was moved to 3:30 p.m. due to forecasted weather in Golden.
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