CHARLOTTE, N.C.- For the first time in program history, the Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers are ranked #1 in the country as released by the NJCAA Tuesday afternoon.
The Bucs take over the top spot in the poll after climbing the rankings from #5 to #3, and finally spending the last two weeks at #2 in the country.
FSW is 22-1 on the year with their only loss of the season coming in a four point contest to #3 Northwest Florida State. The Bucs have won 11 straight dating back to early December including a 6-0 start to Suncoast Conference play. FSW is far and away the top defensive field goal percentage team in the country, holding opponents to under 35% shooting on the year while continuing to put up points on the other end, averaging North of 90 points per game through 23 games.
The top six spots in the poll all shuffled this week. The Bucs took over at #1 for South Plains who lost a shocker to Clarendon to fall to #5. Vincennes used a win over #6 John A. Logan to jump into the #2 position while Coffeyville and Northwest Florida State each moved up two spots to #3 and #4. Region VIII continues to dominate the rankings with three of the top eight teams and five of the top 25 with Daytona State sneaking in at #25 this week.
FSW fans will get their first chance to see their top ranked Bucs in action on Saturday when they take on State College of Florida-Manatee in a noon tip in Suncoast Credit Union Arena.