From Harding University
The Harding men's basketball team is ranked 22nd in the latest NABC/Division II Coaches Poll, released Tuesday. It is only the second time since Harding joined the NCAA for the 1996-97 season that the Bisons have appeared in a regular season poll.
Harding is 13-2 entering its game Thursday against Arkansas-Monticello in Searcy. It is tied for the best 15-game start in program history. The Bisons are 3-0 in Gulf South Conference West Division play and tied with Arkansas Tech for the division lead.
Harding last entered the NABC/Division II Coaches Poll ranked 24th on Dec. 16, 2008. Harding was also ranked 21st in the 2006-07 Preseason Poll.
Two other GSC schools are also ranked in this week's poll. Alabama-Huntsville is ranked seventh, and Christian Brothers, Harding's opponent Saturday in Memphis, is ranked 19th.
West Liberty University in West Virginia is ranked No.1.