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December 16, 2009

2009-10 Season - Vikings stay in top 20 NCAA Division III poll

A pair of losses last week didn’t really drop Augustana very far in the D3hoops.com men’s basketball poll. The Vikings were 15 th last week after starting the season 5-0 but then fell at Gonzaga (79-40) on Wednesday, December 9 and at Washington (71-53) on Saturday, December 12. Defeats at the hands of a top 20 NCAA Division I program (Gonzaga) and the two time defending NCAA Division III national champion (Washington) only precipitated a drop of three spots in this week’s poll. Augustana is now 18 th with 167 points. The Vikings are currently 5-2 and will play home games against Monmouth (tonight) and Monmouth (Sunday, December 20) and a road game at Wisconsin-Whitewater (Tuesday, December 22) before Christmas.

NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL RANKING

By d3hoops.com

2009-10 WEEK 3

#

Team

W-L

Pts.

Last poll

1

Washington U. (25)

7-0

625

1

2

St. Thomas

6-0

598

3

3

UW-Whitewater

9-0

573

5

4

UW-Stevens Point

8-1

537

4

5

Randolph-Macon

7-0

527

6

6

Guilford

5-1

484

7

7

Middlebury

7-0

404

9

8

Wheaton (Ill.)

6-2

403

8

9

Texas-Dallas

7-1

369

11

10

Wilmington

8-1

317

11

John Carroll

6-2

301

2

12

Williams

8-0

280

20

13

Amherst

6-1

268

17

14

Franklin and Marshall

6-2

259

16

15

St. Norbert

6-0

236

19

16

Brandeis

7-1

207

18

17

Mississippi College

7-0

170

22

18

AUGUSTANA

5-2

167

15

19

Chapman

8-1

165

12

20

Mass-Dartmouth

6-2

164

10

21

Virginia Wesleyan

8-1

149

25

22

MIT

11-0

132

23

Carthage

6-2

121

24

24

Chicago

6-1

114

25

Wooster

5-3

96

23

Dropped out: No. 13 Richard Stockton, 14 St. Mary's (Md.), No. 21 DeSales.

Others receiving votes: St. Mary's (Md.) 80, Richard Stockton 76, Hope 54, Anderson 45, Illinois Wesleyan 33, Elms 27, Cabrini 23, Worcester Polytech 20, York (Pa.) 20, DeSales 19, Eastern Mennonite 13, UW-La Crosse 13, Rochester 12, Western Connecticut 7, Illinois College 5, Maryville (Tenn.) 5, UW-Platteville 5, Austin 1, Concordia (Ill.) 1.