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February 23, 2011

2010-11 Season - Vikings drop to sixth in men's basketball

Augustana, now 22-3 overall, is ranked sixth in NCAA Division III heading into the CCIW tournament.

After a tough loss at North Central, Augustana slipped three slots to sixth in the latest NCAA Division III national polls. Head coach Grey Giovanine's team lost at North Central on Saturday, February 19 by a score of 50-46. The Vikings then travelled to Illinois Wesleyan where they suffered another hard fought loss to the Titans 70-68.

Augustana was third a week ago with 560 points and the Vikings fell three spots to sixth with 490 points. Williams (24-1) took control of the top spot from Whitworth (24-1) who had the number one ranking for the previous two weeks. In the most recent poll, Williams racked up 617 points and 18 first place votes while Whitworth totaled 576 points and six first place votes.

Augustana (22-3 overall and 11-3 in the CCIW) clinched a share of the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin title with their win over Millikin on February 12. Augustana has now won 13 CCIW titles in its history and five of those have come in the last eight seasons. However, the Vikings will not be hosting the CCIW tournament due to the tie-breaker rules. Instead, the Vikings will play Wheaton in the CCIW tournament semi-finals on Friday February 25 in Naperville, Illinois on the campus of North Central. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 5:00 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 84 weeks (out of a possible 173) since the website began doing the ranking.

2010-11 NCAA DIVISION III MEN'S BASKETBALL POLL #12

Poll released 02/22/11 – games through 02/20/11

(conducted by D3hoops.com)  

RANK

TEAM

2009-10 RECORD

PTS

P

1

Williams (18)

24-1

617

2

2

Whitworth (6)

24-1

576

1

3

Middlebury

23-1

571

4

4

Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1)

22-3

546

6

5

Wooster

23-2

540

5

6

AUGUSTANA

22-3

490

3

7

Amherst

22-2

475

8

8

Randolph-Macon

21-4

426

9

9

St. Thomas

22-3

413

11

10

Virginia Wesleyan

22-3

403

7

11

Eastern Mennonite

21-4

381

14

12

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

21-4

303

10

13

Marietta

22-3

285

13

14

Rochester

20-4

240

22

15

Chapman

21-3

226

16

16

Wabash

19-5

225

18

17

Western Connecticut

21-4

224

20

18

St. Mary's

20-5

214

19

19

Franklin & Marshall

20-5

134

15

20

St. Norbert

18-5

122

24

21

Concordia (Wis.)

22-3

115

25

22

Wisconsin-River Falls

19-6

96

12

23

Becker

22-3

85

NR

24

Oswego State

22-3

63

NR

25

Ramapo

20-5

59

NR

DROPPED OUT: No. 17 Wittenberg, No. 21 Ferrum, No. 23 Centre

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Ferrum 55, Texas-Dallas 51, Manchester 43, Penn State-Behrend 34, Centre 23, La Roche 19, Hope 17, Wittenberg 16, Carleton 8, Ithaca 8, North Carolina Wesleyan 7, North Central (Ill.) 5, Emory 4, New Jersey 3, UW-Whitewater 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

6

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) = 84

TOTAL WEEKS LISTED IN D3HOOPS.COM POLL (including receiving votes since 200-01) = 126 out of a possible 173 (as of 02/22/11)

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 02/23/11