Panthers Move Up to Sixth in Latest D2SIDA Atlantic Region Poll

WILMINGTON, DE (December 21, 2022) – For the fifth straight week, the Claflin Panthers made a move up the rankings in the Division II Sports Information Directors (D2SIDA) Atlantic Region poll. This week, the Panthers moved up to sixth place in the polls after continuing their terrific start to the 2022-23 season.

The Panthers moved up the polls after a solid week of play. The team opened the week with a clutch 78-69 home win over the Elizabeth City State Vikings to improve to 9-0 to start the season. The team followed that effort with a hard-fought 74-68 loss to the Virginia State Trojans, who also made their first appearance in the region poll as well.

The Panthers will head out of the region for their next action as the team will head to Morrow, Georgia to take on Clayton State. For more information on Panthers basketball, contact the Claflin University Office of Athletics Media Relations at (803) 535-5548 or log on to