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February 1, 2011

2010-11 Season - Vikings still third in NCAA poll

Mike Avallone and his Augustana teammates are currently ranked third in NCAA Division III. The Vikings are 19-0 on the season.

Augustana stayed in third place in the weekly NCAA Division III national men’s basketball poll conducted by D3hoops.com. The Vikings, now 19-0 on the season after victories at home against Illinois Wesleyan (69-67 on January 26) and at Elmhurst (73-49 on January 29), garnered 573 points this week.

Last week Augustana had 553 points and one first place vote but this time around the Vikings jumped 20 points in their total and have added another first place vote. Wooster stayed in first place with a 19-0 record and 620 points with 20 first place votes. Whitworth is currently second with 589 points and a 19-0 record. The Pirates have 589 points and three first place votes.

There are just four teams left in NCAA Division III that are still undefeated. Besides Wooster, Whitworth and Augustana, the other team with an unblemished record is Amherst at 18-0.

Augustana is scheduled to play North Park at home on Wednesday, February 2 as the nightcap of a College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin doubleheader. The Augustana and North Park women will play a 6:00 p.m. game before the men’s game. The Vikings will host Carthage on Saturday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m.

A fixture in the national polls since Giovanine became head coach prior to 1999-00, the Vikings have now been ranked in the top 25 of the D3hoops.com poll for 81 weeks (out of a possible 170) since the website began doing the ranking.

2010-11 NCAA DIVISION III MEN’S BASKETBALL POLL #9

Poll released 02/01/11 – games through 01/30/11

(conducted by D3hoops.com)

RANK

TEAM

2009-10 RECORD

PTS

P

1

Wooster (20)

19-0

620

1

2

Whitworth (3)

19-0

589

2

3

AUGUSTANA (2)

19-0

573

3

4

Williams

19-1

540

5

5

Amherst

18-0

509

6

6

Virginia Wesleyan

18-1

489

7

7

St. Thomas

17-1

471

8

8

Middlebury

16-1

467

4

9

Wisconsin-River Falls

18-2

443

10

10

Wisconsin-Stevens Point

17-3

400

12

11

Randolph-Macon

17-3

352

9

12

St. Norbert

15-3

341

13

13

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

17-3

314

14

14

Western Connecticut

17-2

305

15

15

Wabash

16-3

290

11

16

St. Mary’s

15-4

236

16

17

Centre

15-3

190

17

18

Eastern Mennonite

14-4

171

18

19

Ferrum

18-2

150

19

20

Marietta

17-2

123

23

21

Chapman

17-3

119

21

22

Franklin & Marshall

15-4

112

22

23

Ramapo

16-4

81

25

24

Illinois Wesleyan

14-5

71

20

25

Wittenberg

14-5

29

NR

DROPPED OUT: No. 24 Lewis and Clark 

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Rochester 24; Becker 20; Ithaca 20; Anderson 19; Concordia 11; Lewis & Clark 8; Manchester 8; Mary Hardin-Baylor 8; Emory 7; North Carolina Wesleyan 3; Penn State-Behrend 3; Hope 2; SUNY-Oswego 2; Elizabethtown 1; Randolph 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

8

RV

11

5

15

10

NR

NR

RV

NR

NR

7

8

NR

15

9

15

9

NR

NR

RV

20

NR

8

3

NR

15

12

12

7

NR

NR

19

RV

NR

9

3

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) = 81

TOTAL WEEKS LISTED IN D3HOOPS.COM POLL (including receiving votes since 200-01) = 123 out of a possible 170 (as of 01/25/11)

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 02/01/11