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February 15, 2011

2010-11 Season - Vikings move to third in NCAA poll

Junior point guard Brian DeSimone is the third leading scorer for Augustana's third ranked men's basketball team. DeSimone is averaging 9.0 points per game and leads the 22-1 Vikings in assists with 59.

Augustana rebounded nicely after losing to Carthage at home on February 5 and the Vikings were rewarded with a two-spot jump in the latest NCAA Division III national polls. Head coach Grey Giovanine’s team won at Wheaton on Wednesday, February 9 by a score of 80-77 and then dispatched of Millikin in Decatur on February 12 by a 71-51 count.

Augustana was fifth a week ago with 522 points and the Vikings moved up two slots to third with 560 points. Whitworth (23-0) has the top spot for the second week in a row with 621 points and 21 first place votes. Williams (23-1) is second with 602 points and four first place votes.

Last Saturday Augustana (22-1 overall and 11-1 in the CCIW) clinched at least a tie for the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin title and can clinch an outright title with a victory over either North Central or Illinois Wesleyan. The Vikings will play North Central on Saturday, February 19 in Naperville, Illinois and then will close out the regular season with a trip to Bloomington, Illinois on Tuesday, February 22 to face Illinois Wesleyan.

Augustana has now won 13 CCIW titles in its history and five of those have come in the last eight seasons.

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 83 weeks (out of a possible 172) since the website began doing the ranking.

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

Poll released 02/15/11 – games through 02/13/11

(conducted by D3hoops.com)

RANK

TEAM

2009-10 RECORD

PTS

P

1

Whitworth (21)

23-0

621

1

2

Williams (4)

23-1

602

2

3

AUGUSTANA

22-1

560

5

4

Middlebury

20-1

548

7

5

Wooster

21-2

498

4

6

Wisconsin-Stevens Point

20-3

497

8

7

Virginia Wesleyan

20-2

474

6

8

Amherst

21-2

443

3

9

Randolph-Macon

20-4

405

11

10

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

20-3

365

12

11

St. Thomas

19-3

362

9

12

Wisconsin-River Falls

19-4

347

10

13

Marietta

21-2

312

18

14

Eastern Mennonite

18-4

308

16

15

Franklin & Marshall

19-4

218

21

16

Chapman

19-3

197

20

17

Wittenberg

17-5

157

25

18

Wabash

17-5

153

13

19

St. Mary’s

19-5

148

15

20

Western Connecticut

19-4

142

14

21

Ferrum

21-3

133

19

22

Rochester

18-4

133

NR

23

Centre

17-4

113

24

24

St. Norbert

17-5

86

17

25

Concordia (Wis.)

20-3

42

NR

DROPPED OUT: No. 22 Ramapo; No. 23 Illinois Wesleyan 

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Becker 40; Emory 35; Hope 31; Ramapo 26; Manchester 21; SUNY-Oswego 20; Lewis & Clark 19; Penn State-Behrend 17; Illinois Wesleyan 14; LaRoche 11; Hanover 10; Texas-Dallas 9; New Jersey City 4; North Carolina Wesleyan 4; Carleton 2; Salem State 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

3

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) = 83

TOTAL WEEKS LISTED IN D3HOOPS.COM POLL (including receiving votes since 200-01) = 125 out of a possible 172 (as of 02/15/11)

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 02/15/11