INDIANAPOLIS – The Georgia College men's tennis team (14-7) holds the fourth spot in Wednesday's NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Regional Rankings. Seven of the 11-ranked southeast teams are from the Peach Belt Conference (PBC), including the top-five.
Receiving automatic bids are tournament conference champions from the PBC, South Atlantic Conference (SAC) and Conference Carolinas (CC).
Last weekend, current ranked No. 1 Southeast Armstrong Atlantic State University captured the PBC Tournament and No. 7-ranked Wingate University won the SAC. This weekend, teams from CC will determine their tournament champion at Erskine College with No. 6 Mount Olive College entering the tournament undefeated in conference play.
The other two teams ahead of the Bobcats in the most recent NCAA Poll are No. 3 Lander University and No. 2 Columbus State University, with the latter beating Georgia College in the PBC Semifinals last weekend.
In addition to conference tournament winners Armstrong, Wingate and this weekend's CC winner; six remaining at-large slots will be determined by next week's final region rankings. In all, nine teams from the Southeast Region will get an invite to the big dance.
Joining the Southeast Region participants will be the respective tournament and at-large selections from seven other regions that include the west, south central, south, midwest, east, central and atlantic.
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