Arkansas Tech University's basketball teams both advanced in the NCAA Division II Central Region rankings released on Wednesday, Feb. 22.
The Wonder Boys (20-4 overall, 16-4 Great American Conference) moved to No. 3 in the men's regional rankings, up from the No. 6 spot they occupied one week earlier.
The Golden Suns (20-4, 16-4) moved forward two positions to No. 5 in the women's regional rankings.
The regional rankings are used to determine the participants in the NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament.
Postseason men's and women's conference tournament champions from the Great American Conference, Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference will receive automatic bids to the NCAA Division II Tournament Central Regional.
The remainder of the regional fields will be filled by five at-large bids, which will go to teams based upon their ranking in the region.