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December 14, 2010

2010-11 Season - 6-0 Vikings now ranked 10th in NCAA Division III

Head coach Grey Giovanine shouts instructions to his team in the recent win over Buena Vista. The Vikings are now 6-0 overall and ranked 10th in the latest NCAA Division III national poll.

Two victories last week helped Augustana jump up three spots in the latest NCAA Division III national ranking compiled by D3hoops.com. The Vikings beat St. Ambrose, ranked 13 th in NAIA, on Wednesday, December 8 by a score of 80-73 and then came back on Saturday, December 11 to handle Buena Vista, the favorite in the Iowa Conference, by a count of 71-63.

Augustana, which was 13 th last week, is now 6-0 on the season heading into a crucial non-conference matchup on Wednesday, December 15 with Wisconsin-Whitewater. The Warhawks are currently 4-3 on the year and are drawing votes in the weekly D3hoops.com poll (35 th with 13 points).

The Vikings had 361 points last week but totaled 401 in the most recent poll. Wooster is ranked number one with 594 points and 11 first place votes.

After playing UW-Whitewater, Augustana will go on the road to Jacksonville, Illinois on Monday, December 20 to play MacMurray. That will be the last action before Christmas. The Vikings will travel to DePere, Wisconsin for the St. Norbert Tournament on December 29-30. The first round opponent will be Wisconsin-Stout and a win in that game could set up an interesting battle with St. Norbert, currently ranked 13 th in NCAA Division III with a 6-1 record.

Augustana is ranked for the fourth consecutive week this season and for the 75 th time since the D3hoops.com poll was started in 2000-01.

2010-11 NCAA DIVISION III MEN’S BASKETBALL POLL #3

Poll released 12/14/10 – games through 12/12/10

(conducted by D3hoops.com)

RANK

TEAM

2009-10 RECORD

PTS

P

1

Wooster (11)

8-0

594

1

2

Williams (5)

9-0

574

2

3

Virginia Wesleyan (3)

10-0

566

3

4

Wisconsin-Stevens Point (4)

5-1

525

4

5

Middlebury

6-0

49

5

6

Whitworth (1)

8-0

482

7

7

St. Thomas

8-0

464

9

8

Eastern Mennonite

8-1

434

8

9

Wabash (1)

10-0

429

11

10

AUGUSTANA

6-0

401

13

11

Randolph-Macon

7-2

361

12

12

Illinois Wesleyan

7-1

359

10

13

St. Norbert

6-1

293

6

14

St. Mary’s

7-2

270

14

15

Franklin & Marshall

7-1

268

15

16

Brandeis

8-0

264

16

17

Wisconsin-River Falls

8-1

248

18

18

Amherst

9-0

237

20

19

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

9-1

173

21

20

SUNY-Plattsburg

6-1

84

22

21

Ramapo

9-1

77

25

22

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

7-2

73

23

23

Emory

7-0

72

24

24

Chapman

8-1

62

NR

25

John Carroll

6-2

55

17

DROPPED OUT: No. 19 Carthage;

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Carthage 42; Western Connecticut 30; Wheaton 23; New York University 21; Catholic 20; Becker 16; Centre 16; Ferrum 13; Keene State 13; Manhattanville 13; UW-Whitewater 13; Ripon 12; Anderson 11; Rhode Island College 8; Christopher Newport 4; Marietta 3, DeSales 2; SUNY-Purchase 1.

AUGUSTANA IN THE D3HOOPS.COM NATIONAL RANKINGS SINCE 2000-01

WEEK

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

2007-08

2006-07

2005-06

2004-05

2003-04

2002-03

2001-02

2000-01

Preseason

24

RV

2

5

24

RV

NR

9

RV

23

NR

1

12

21

3

4

15

25

NR

7

RV

23

NR

2

13

15

9

10

11

17

NR

14

RV

RV

RV

3

10

18

8

9

10

13

NR

16

RV

NR

22

4

 

20

9

5

9

13

NR

RV

NR

NR

RV

5

 

RV

7

6

12

13

NR

RV

NR

NR

RV

6

 

RV

11

5

15

10

NR

NR

RV

NR

NR

7

 

NR

15

9

15

9

NR

NR

RV

20

NR

8

 

NR

15

12

12

7

NR

NR

19

RV

NR

9

 

NR

18

10

10

5

NR

RV

RV

RV

NR

10

 

RV

20

7

10

3

NR

RV

22

RV

NR

11

 

NR

RV

8

9

9

NR

RV

RV

RV

RV

12

 

NR

RV

10

9

9

NR

RV

RV

RV

17

13

 

NR

RV

9

7

13

NR

NR

RV

RV

RV

14

 

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NR

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RV

FINAL

 

NR

RV

5

11

11

NR

NR

RV

RV

RV

KEY – Number designates weekly ranking…NR = not ranked…RV = received votes.

NOTE – There was no week 14 in 2009-10; 2008-09; 2006-7, 2005-06, 2002-03 and 2001-02.

TOTAL WEEKS RANKED IN TOP 25 (since 2000-01) = 75

TOTAL WEEKS LISTED IN D3HOOPS.COM POLL (including receiving votes since 200-01) = 116 out of a possible 164 (as of 12/08/10)

CONSECUTIVE WEEKS RANKED IN TOP 25 = 56 (from week one of 2005-06 season until the 10 th week of the 2008-09 season)

 

Last updated 12/14/10