Oilers Remain 3rd in Midwest Region

Oilers Remain 3rd in Midwest Region

The University of Findlay men's basketball team is ranked third in the third NCAA Division II Midwest Region poll of the year, which was released on March 6.

The regional rankings, voted on by the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Committee, are the basis for awarding seeds in the NCAA Championship. The top eight seeds in the final poll of the season on March 10 will qualify for the 2019 NCAA Division II National Tournament with the top-seed earning the right to host the first three contests of the event.

The Oilers have an overall record of 26-3 this season and are ranked sixth in the latest NCAA Division II poll.

Historically, the Oilers have qualified for the NCAA Division II National Tournament 14 times since joining the DII ranks full-time during the 2000-01 campaign. They reached the Elite Eight in 2005 and followed with a Sweet 16 appearance in 2008, 2017 and again in 2018. In 2009, the Oilers ran the table, finishing with a 36-0 record en route to a NCAA Division II National Championship.

Midwest Region Rankings
(Overall DII Record, In-Region Record)

1. Lewis – 20-4, 20-4
2. Bellarmine – 22-4, 22-4
3. Findlay – 23-3, 23-3
4. S. Indiana – 19-7, 18-7
5. Ashland – 18-5, 18-5
6. Indianapolis – 16-8, 16-6
7. Ferris St. – 16-11, 16-11
8. N. Michigan – 16-11, 16-11
9. Hillsdale – 17-9, 17-9
10. Drury – 15-10, 15-6