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December 1, 2009

2009-10 Season - Vikings ranked 21st in first poll

Thanks to a 5-0 start, the Augustana Vikings have moved into the 21 st position in the NCAA Division III national rankings. The weekly poll, which is conducted by D3hoops.com, has head coach Grey Giovanine’s team with 106 points. Augustana was unranked in the preseason poll. Five teams that are on the Vikings’ schedule (Washington, Wheaton, Wisconsin-Whitewater, Illinois Wesleyan and Carthage), were ranked in the top 16.

2009-10 D3HOOPS.COM WEEK 1 TOP 25

#

Team

W-L

Pts.

Last poll

1

Washington U. (25)

3-0

625

1

2

John Carroll

4-0

579

2

3

St. Thomas

3-0

570

4

4

Guilford

3-0

557

3

5

UW-Stevens Point

5-0

519

10

6

Wheaton (Ill.)

3-0

480

15

7

UW-Whitewater

5-0

450

13

8

Richard Stockton

5-1

432

5

9

Randolph-Macon

4-0

405

19

10

Franklin and Marshall

3-1

389

6

11

Mass-Dartmouth

3-1

319

8

12

St. Mary's (Md.)

3-0

310

20

13

Amherst

2-0

259

25

14

Texas-Dallas

3-1

225

12

15

Middlebury

4-0

200

16

Illinois Wesleyan

4-1

189

17

Carthage

4-1

155

18

Chapman

4-0

129

19

Bridgewater State

3-1

118

11

20

Elms

3-0

113

21

AUGUSTANA

5-0

106

22

Wittenberg

4-0

102

23

Brandeis

3-1

97

22

24

DeSales

3-2

94

7

25

Wooster

2-3

92

9

Dropped out: No. 14 Cal Lutheran, No. 16 Whitworth, No. 17 UW-Platteville, No. 18 Puget Sound, No. 21 Centre, No. 23 Hope, No. 24 UW-Oshkosh.

Others receiving votes: St. Norbert 80, Hope 74, Whitworth 72, Williams 67, Mississippi College 60, UW-Platteville 53, Worcester Polytech 37, Cal Lutheran 34, MIT 21, St. John Fisher 20, Defiance 16, DePauw 15, Puget Sound 11, UW-La Crosse 11, Widener 11, Cabrini 5, Centre 4, Ursinus 4, Eastern Mennonite 3, Whittier 3, Baruch 2, Carroll 2, Chicago 2, Transylvania 2, Virginia Wesleyan 2, Rochester 1.