Men's Basketball Ranked 7th In Latest NCAA Regional Rankings

Men's Basketball Ranked 7th In Latest NCAA Regional Rankings

The University of Scranton men's basketball team is ranked seventh in the second regional rankings, released by the NCAA on Wednesday afternoon.

The Royals (17-6, 9-3 Landmark) fell one spot in the Middle Atlantic region after going 1-1 last week. They were passed by Catholic, which upended the Royals, 63-62, on Saturday in Washington, D.C. Scranton will have a chance to rebound in the rankings when they host Susquehanna tonight at 7 p.m. The River Hawks are ranked second in the Middle Atlantic region.

Christopher Newport (21-2) tops the Middle Atlantic rankings, followed by Susquehanna (20-3). To see the full regional rankings, visit http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/basketball-men/d3.

The regional rankings are traditionally an important indicator in a team's chances of securing an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, should it fail to secure an automatic bid. When the Royals earned an at-large bid last season, they debuted in the initial rankings at sixth and moved up one spot a week later. The NCAA will release a third set of rankings on Wednesday, Feb. 22. A final ranking will be made on Sunday, Feb. 26, but will not be made public until after the NCAA Tournament field is released the following day.

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