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December 22, 2010

2010-11 Season - Undefeated Vikings stay 10th in poll

Kameron Norton and the Augustana Vikings are currently 8-0 on the season and ranked 10th in the latest NCAA Division III national poll according to D3hoops.com.

It was a light week of action in the NCAA Division III ranks and Augustana stayed at 10 th in the weekly NCAA Division III national ranking compiled by D3hoops.com . The Vikings picked up a pair of wins last week, defeating Wisconsin-Whitewater 70-64 on Wednesday, December 15 at home and then beating MacMurray 53-50 on the road on Monday, December 20 in Jacksonville, Illinois.

With those two victories, head coach Grey Giovanine's team moved to 8-0 on the season heading into the Christmas break. Augustana accumulated 388 points and stayed in 10 th place in the national poll. The number one team continues to be College of Wooster with an 8-0 record and 594 points. The Scots garnered 11 first place votes. A total of six teams (Wooster, Williams – 5, Virginia Wesleyan – 3, Wisconsin-Stevens Point – 4, Whitworth – 1 and Wabash – 1) received first place votes. Augustana remains one of 10 undefeated teams ranked in the top 25.

After beating MacMurray 53-50 on Monday, in a game which saw the Vikings with a 15 point lead (47-32) with 8:58 to go, Augustana will be off until after 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 12 th in NCAA Division III with a 7-1 record.

Augustana is ranked for the fifth consecutive week this season and for the 76 th time since the D3hoops.com poll was started in 2000-01. The Vikings have climbed steadily this year, starting at 24 th in the pre-season before jumping all the way to 12 th in the first regular season poll. After a slip back to 13 th in week two, they have been at 10 th for the last two weeks.

2010-11 NCAA DIVISION III MEN'S BASKETBALL POLL #4

Poll released 12/22/10 – games through 12/19/10

(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)

11-0

561

3

4

Wisconsin-Stevens Point (4)

5-1

530

4

5

Middlebury

6-0

506

5

6

Whitworth (1)

9-0

489

6

7

St. Thomas

8-0

472

7

8

Wabash (1)

11-0

454

9

9

Eastern Mennonite

8-1

425

8

10

AUGUSTANA

8-0

388

10

11

Randolph-Macon

8-2

384

11

12

St. Norbert

7-1

306

13

13

St. Mary's

9-2

302

14

14

Franklin & Marshall

7-1

284

15

15

Brandeis

8-0

270

16

16

Wisconsin-River Falls

9-1

258

17

17

Amherst

9-0

243

18

18

Illinois Wesleyan

7-2

203

12

19

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

9-1

187

19

20

Ramapo

8-1

116

21

21

SUNY-Plattsburg

6-1

113

20

22

Chapman

9-1

90

24

23

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

7-2

86

22

24

Carthage

7-3

42

NR

25

Western Connecticut

8-1

39

NR

DROPPED OUT: No. 23 Emory; No. 25 John Carroll  

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Manhattanville 26; Marietta 25; Wheaton 25; New York University 24; Ferrum 20; Centre 19; Keene State 17; Ripon 14; Becker 13; Rhode Island College 10; Emory 8; Anderson 4; John Carroll 2; Catholic 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

10

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

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) = 76

TOTAL WEEKS LISTED IN D3HOOPS.COM POLL (including receiving votes since 200-01) = 117 out of a possible 165 (as of 12/22/10)

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 12/22/10