Findlay Falls to No. 19 in the NABC Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll

Findlay Falls to No. 19 in the NABC Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll

Release courtesy of John Kean, Sports Information Director, Missouri S&T

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Teams from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and Great Lakes Valley Conference dominate the top end of the new NABC/Division II rankings, as schools from those two leagues hold five of the top six spots in the new poll.

Metropolitan State became the third team in as many weeks to take the top spot after last week’s No. 1-ranked team, Missouri Southern, suffered a loss at Missouri Western.  It marks the third time in the history of the Roadrunners’ program that it has been ranked first, the last time coming back on Jan. 18, 2005.

However, the Roadrunners were not a unanimous No. 1 pick, as the next three teams in the rankings also received first place votes this week.  Southern Indiana stayed undefeated and moved up to No. 2, while Lincoln Memorial, tied for third with USI last week, stays in the No. 3 spot.  A pair of GLVC teams, Kentucky Wesleyan – who got the last first place vote – and Bellarmine also moved up a spot as did RMAC member Colorado School of Mines.  Missouri Southern dropped from first to seventh this week as a result of its loss.

Humboldt State remains in the No. 8 spot this week and is followed by West Liberty and Rollins to round out the top 10.  Cal Poly Pomona begins the second team at No. 11, followed by Tarleton State, Indiana (Pa.), Augustana and Fort Hays State.  Winona State checks in at No. 16, with Georgia Southwestern, Alabama-Huntsville, Findlay and Bowie State completing this week’s top 20.

The final five teams in this week’s poll are Northern Kentucky, Alaska-Anchorage, Midwestern State, Arkansas Tech and Benedict.

 

NABC/Division II Coaches Poll (Dec. 13, 2011)

 Rank
 School

Record

Points

Pvs

1.

Metropolitan State, Colo. (5)

9-0

197

2

2.

Southern Indiana (1)

8-0

188

T3

3.

Lincoln Memorial, Tenn. (1)

10-0

180

T3

4.

Kentucky Wesleyan (1)

7-0

177

5

5.

Bellarmine, Ky.

8-1

161

6

6.

Colorado School of Mines

7-0

156

7

7.

Missouri Southern

10-1

143

1

8.

Humboldt State, Calif.

6-1

141

8

9.

West Liberty, W.Va.

8-1

127

11

10.

Rollins, Fla.

7-0

122

13

11.

Cal Poly Pomona

5-0

114

T14

12.

Tarleton State, Texas

8-1

111

12

13.

Indiana, Pa.

7-1

87

T14

14.

Augustana, S.D.

7-1

84

16

15.

Fort Hays State, Kan.

8-1

83

10

16.

Winona State, Minn.

8-1

79

17

17.

Georgia Southwestern

6-1

60

19

18.

Alabama-Huntsville

6-2

56

18

19.

Findlay, Ohio

7-2

49

9

20.

Bowie State, Md.

5-1

46

20

21.

Northern Kentucky

8-0

42

23

22.

Alaska-Anchorage

5-2

36

22

23.

Midwestern State, Texas

6-0

28

24

24.

Arkansas Tech

5-1

22

25

25.

Benedict, S.C.

3-1

21

21

 

Others receiving votes: Montevallo (Ala.) 20, Western Washington 14, District of Columbia 8, Mount Olive (N.C.) 8, West Georgia 7, Hillsdale (Mich.) 4, Northwest Missouri State 2, South Carolina Aiken 2, West Texas A&M 2, Bentley (Mass.) 1, Southwestern Oklahoma State 1.

Dropped out: None

Records and previous rankings are through games of Dec. 11, 2011.  The next poll will be released on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

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