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Wonder Boys ranked third in latest NCAA regional rankings


RUSSELLVILLE — The NCAA released its second regional rankings for Division II baseball on Wednesday and in the rankings, the Arkansas Tech baseball team was ranked third.
The Wonder Boys are one of four teams from the Great American Conference in the rankings and are the top-ranked club from the GAC. Behind Tech at No. 6 is Arkansas-Monticello followed by Harding at No. 7 and Southern Arkansas at No. 9.
A pair of MIAA teams are ahead of the Wonder Boys in the rankings with Central Missouri being No. 1 and Missouri Southern being No. 2. The MIAA also has Central Oklahoma (No. 5) and Pittsburg State (No. 8) ranked.
In addition to the GAC and MIAA teams in the rankings, the NSIC has two teams in the rankings with Augustana being No. 4 and Minnesota State being No. 10.
There will be one final ranking release ahead of the actual regional selection. The final ranking will be released on Wednesday, May 8 while the regional selections will be held on Sunday, May 12.
The Wonder Boys are currently 33-15 overall and the No. 2-seed in the upcoming GAC Tournament. As the No. 2-seed, they are set to host No. 7-seed Ouachita Baptist in a best-of-three series this coming weekend. The winner of the series will advance to the next round of the GAC Tournament, which will be a four-team, double-elimination tournament taking place at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock, Ark. the following weekend.