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January 4, 2011

2010-11 Season - 11-0 Vikings jump to ninth in polls

Troy Rorer and the Vikings have moved to ninth in the latest NCAA Division III national poll, according to D3hoops.com. Augustana opens the CCIW portion of its schedule on Wednesday, January 5 at North Park.

Three victories away from the friendly confines of the Carver Center not only allowed Augustana to maintain its unbeaten record at 11-0 but it paved the way for a slight jump in the NCAA Division III national polls. Veteran head coach Grey Giovanine's team moved up one spot to ninth in the weekly NCAA Division III national ranking compiled by D3hoops.com .

It was a busy post-Christmas schedule for the Vikings as they traveled to DePere, Wisconsin on December 29-30 for the Nicolet National Bank Holiday Tournament and then headed to the University of Chicago on January 2. Augustana defeated Wisconsin-Stout by a score of 81-75 in the first round of the NNBHT and the next night defeated 12 th ranked St. Norbert 57-56 in the championship game.

Junior forward Bryant Voiles (Byron HS, Byron, Ill.) was selected as the Most Valuable Player and he was joined on the all-tournament team by senior Kyle Nelson (Deerfield HS, Deerfield, Ill.) and sophomore Kameron Norton (Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, Ill.) .

On Sunday, January 2, the Vikings rallied from 10 points down with 14 minutes left to play to defeat Chicago 63-56 as Voiles led the way with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Voiles was named the ‘Player of the Week” in the CCIW for his work in the three victories.

Augustana is now 11-0 for the first time since 1935-36 and will open College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin play on Wednesday, January 5 against North Park in Chicago, Illinois at 7:30 p.m.

Wooster is the number one ranked team in the nation with 601 points and 14 first place votes. The Vikings, one of 11 teams at the NCAA Division III level still undefeated, garnered 427 points and are now in ninth place in the weekly poll.

2010-11 NCAA DIVISION III MEN'S BASKETBALL POLL #5

Poll released 01/04/11 – games through 01/02/11

(conducted by D3hoops.com)

RANK

TEAM

2009-10 RECORD

PTS

P

1

Wooster (14)

13-0

601

1

2

Williams (5)

12-0

582

2

3

Virginia Wesleyan (2)

12-0

563

3

4

Whitworth (3)

11-0

520

6

5

St. Thomas

9-0

515

7

6

Middlebury

7-0

500

5

7

Wabash (1)

12-0

474

8

8

Wisconsin-Stevens Point

9-2

428

4

9

AUGUSTANA

11-0

427

10

10

Eastern Mennonite

8-1

414

9

11

Randolph-Macon

10-2

381

11

12

St. Mary's

9-2

309

13

13

Franklin & Marshall

8-1

288

14

14

Brandeis

8-0

277

15

15

Wisconsin-River Falls

11-2

266

16

16

St. Norbert

8-2

264

12

17

Amherst

10-0

260

17

18

Illinois Wesleyan

9-2

213

18

19

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

9-2

180

19

20

Chapman

12-1

126

22

21

Ramapo

9-2

100

20

22

SUNY-Plattsburg

6-1

94

21

23

Western Connecticut

10-1

86

25

24

Marietta

12-0

45

NR

25

Manhattanville

10-1

41

NR

DROPPED OUT: No. 23 WPI; No. 24 Carthage

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Wheaton 39, Ferrum 29, New York University 28, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 23, Rhode Island College 14, Hanover 9, Emory 8, Becker 6, Centre 4, Ripon 4, Transylvania 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

9

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) = 77

TOTAL WEEKS LISTED IN D3HOOPS.COM POLL (including receiving votes since 200-01) = 118 out of a possible 166 (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 01/04/11