The Savage Storm makes the poll for the first time in head coach Darin Grover’s tenure, while this marks the first appearance since the Dec. 5, 2002, poll where SE was No. 14 before dropping out the following week.
Southeastern joins West Texas A&M, ranked No. 14, as the only Lone Star Conference schools in the top 25, while Tarleton State and Texas A&M-Kingsville are each receiving votes.
The Storm are 7-0 on the season and are coming off the biggest win of the young season after knocking off a then-No. 7-ranked WTAMU squad, 78-71, in Canyon, Texas.
SE and TSU are the lone unbeatens remaining in the LSC.
The Storm are currently second in the conference in scoring at 83.7 ppg and fourth in the league in scoring defense, allowing 61.1 ppg.
SE is one of the most efficient shooting teams in the conference from anywhere on the floor, hitting 50.7 percent from the field, including 41.5 percent from three and 77.5 percent at the free throw line. The squad leads the league in both field goal and free throw percentages.
The Storm will be back in action when it hosts Midwestern State at 6 p.m. Saturday in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.