Mavs inch up in rankings

Two more victories and a 14-0 record helped the Colorado Mesa University’s women’s basketball team move up one spot to No. 7 in this week’s USA Today/WBCA national rankings.

The Mavericks, who return home Saturday against rival Western State Colorado University, moved up one spot from last week, passing Simon Fraser, which dropped to No. 10 after losing to No. 11 Western Washington last weekend on a last-second shot. Ironically, the Mavericks defeated Simon Fraser in the season opener, but had been ranked lower than the Clan all season.

CSU-Pueblo received six votes as the only other RMAC school in the national picture. Metro State dropped out of the “receiving votes” category after its one-point loss to Colorado Mines on Saturday.

In the men’s NABC rankings, Metro State is still No. 2, Adams State moved up to No. 13 and Fort Lewis up to No. 17.


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