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Wonder Boys No. 1, Golden Suns No. 7 in Polls

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Arkansas Tech remained at the top of the NCAA Division II men's basketball poll and it moved up two positions to No. 7 in the NCAA Division II women's basketball rankings when this week's polls were released on Tuesday afternoon.

The Wonder Boys (18-0 overall, 5-0 Gulf South Conference) stayed at No. 1 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches D-II poll for a second consecutive week following league wins over Ouachita Baptist and Delta State.

Southern Indiana (17-0), the only other undefeated team in NCAA Division II men's basketball, is ranked No. 2 this week.

Tech's fellow GSC member Valdosta State (18-2) moved up two spots to No. 6 in the men's poll.

The Golden Suns (18-0, 5-0) extended their best start to a season ever last week with wins over Ouachita Baptist and Delta State.

Tech's women were rewarded with a move from No. 9 to No. 7 in the USA Today/ESPN Women's Basketball Coaches Association D-II rankings, but the Suns are still not the highest-ranked GSC women's team.

That honor still goes to Delta State (15-1), which fell from No. 2 to No. 6 and is ranked above Tech despite the fact that the Golden Suns have a head-to-head win over the Lady Statesmen.

Arkansas Tech is one of four remaining unbeaten teams in NCAA Division II women's basketball. The others are No. 1 Franklin Pierce University (17-0), No. 2 University of Indianapolis (19-0) and No. 3 Gannon University (20-0).

Arkansas Tech is the only school at any level of NCAA basketball that is still undefeated in both men's and women's basketball.

Tech will host Arkansas-Monticello for a doubleheader at Tucker Coliseum on Thursday.

The Golden Suns will take on the UAM Cotton Blossoms at 5:30 p.m., while the Wonder Boys will face the UAM Boll Weevils at 7:30 p.m.

The ticket office and gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Those with a valid Tech identification card will be admitted free.

Click here to view this week's complete NCAA Division II men's basketball poll.

Click here to view this week's complete NCAA Division II women's basketball poll.

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