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February 8, 2011

2010-11 Season - Vikings stay in top five in NCAA ranking

Kyle Nelson and the Augustana Vikings are now ranked fifth in NCAA Division III.

After falling to Carthage on Saturday, February 5 by a score of 65-58, Augustana dropped two slots in the NCAA Division III nation men’s basketball poll conducted by D3hoops.com. It was the first loss of the season for head coach Grey Giovanine’s Vikings, who are now 20-1 overall and 9-1 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin.

Last weekend, Augustana was not the only undefeated team to lose at home as number one ranked Wooster also fell. That caused a shake-up in the polls with Whitworth (21-0) moving into the top spot with 616 points and 19 first place votes. Williams jumped from fourth to second with 573 points and two first place votes. Amherst moved up from fifth to third with 556 points and three first place votes.

Wooster fell from number one to fourth with 552 points and one first place vote and Augustana is now fifth 522 points.

Augustana has a game lead in the loss column of the CCIW race over North Central. The Vikings will play their final four games of the regular season on the road, beginning with a battle at Wheaton on Wednesday, February 9 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 82 weeks (out of a possible 171) since the website began doing the ranking.

2010-11 NCAA DIVISION III MEN’S BASKETBALL POLL #10

Poll released 02/06/11 – games through 02/08/11

(conducted by D3hoops.com)

RANK

TEAM

2009-10 RECORD

PTS

P

1

Whitworth (19)

21-0

616

2

2

Williams (2)

21-1

573

4

3

Amherst (30)

20-0

556

5

4

Wooster (1)

20-1

552

1

5

AUGUSTANA

20-1

522

3

6

Virginia Wesleyan

19-1

503

6

7

Middlebury

18-1

491

8

8

Wisconsin-Stevens Point

18-3

432

10

9

St. Thomas

18-2

409

7

10

Wisconsin-River Falls

19-3

391

9

11

Randolph-Macon

19-3

380

11

12

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

18-3

350

13

13

Wabash

17-4

339

15

14

Western Connecticut

19-2

290

14

15

St. Mary’s

18-4

256

16

16

Eastern Mennonite

16-4

223

18

17

St. Norbert

16-4

209

12

18

Marietta

19-2

181

20

19

Ferrum

19-2

178

19

20

Chapman

18-3

138

21

21

Franklin & Marshall

17-4

129

22

22

Ramapo

17-4

105

23

23

Illinois Wesleyan

15-5

68

24

24

Centre

15-4

49

17

25

Wittenberg

15-5

44

25

DROPPED OUT: None

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Rochester 41; Concordia 16; Emory 16; Becker 13; Manchester 13; Mary Hardin-Baylor 12; Penn State-Behrend 8; Hope 7; Lewis and Clark 6; SUNY Oswego 4; St. John-Fisher 2; Hanover 1; North Carolina Wesleyan 1; Wesley 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

5

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) = 82

TOTAL WEEKS LISTED IN D3HOOPS.COM POLL (including receiving votes since 200-01) = 124 out of a possible 171 (as of 02/08/11)

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 02/08/11