ROLLA, Mo. -- Metro State's moved back up to No. 1 in the latest NCAA Division II ranking by the National Association of Basketball Coaches released on Tuesday. The Roadrunners edged out No. 2 Tarleton State (18-0) by three points for the top spot. TSU is followed by No. 3 East Stroudsburg (20-0), No. 4 Drury (18-1) and No. 5 West Liberty (17-1). Colorado Mines (17-2) moved up to No. 11 and is the only other Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference school in the poll. The previous top two teams, West Liberty and Florida Southern, each suffered their first losses of the season last week.It is the second stint at the top spot for the Roadrunners this season after opening at No. 1 and remaining there for two regular-season polls.
Metro State (18-1) earned two wins at home last week against Chadron State and Black Hills State to stretch its winning streak to 15 games. The Roadrunners will play at Colorado Mines on Friday at 8 p.m. in a top-15 battle.