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March 4, 2011

2010-11 Season - Final poll has Vikings seventh

Luke Scarlata and the Augustana Vikings will head into the NCAA Division III national tournament ranked seventh in the final D3hoops.com poll.

Augustana will carry a number seven national ranking heading into the 2011 NCAA Division III national tournament. The Vikings, now 24-3 after winning the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin tournament on February 26, picked up 462 points and are ranked seventh by D3hoops.com.

Head coach Grey Giovanine's team won the CCIW tournament for the third time in the last five years with a convincing 76-52 win over Illinois Wesleyan in the championship game. The Vikings advanced to the title tilt with a 73-58 win over Wheaton on Friday, February 25. The CCIW tournament was held at North Central's Merner Fieldhouse in Naperville, Illinois.

Augustana is making its 12 th appearance in the NCAA Division III national tournament, and its fourth in the last six seasons. The Vikings advanced to the “Sweet Sixteen” in 2006 and played in the regional championship game in 2008, dropping an overtime thriller to eventual national champion Washington.

Senior center Kyle Nelson (Deerfield HS, Deerfield, Ill.) was a first team all-conference pick for Augustana and he leads the team in scoring with a 14.1 average. Junior forward Bryant Voiles (Byron HS, Byron, Ill.) was a second team all-conference honoree and junior point guard Brian DeSimone (Buffalo Grove HS, Wheeling, Ill.) was named to the third team.  

The Vikings open NCAA tournament action on Friday, March 4 with a 7:30 p.m. battle against Webster in the Carver Center. Hope and Hanover will play in the 5:30 p.m. game and the winners will square off at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5 for the right to advance to the sectional.  

2010-11 NCAA DIVISION III MEN'S BASKETBALL POLL #13

Poll released 03/01/11 – games through 02/27/11

(conducted by D3hoops.com)  

RANK

TEAM

2009-10 RECORD

PTS

P

1

Whitworth (14)

26-1

600

2

2

Middlebury (8)

25-1

600

3

3

Wisconsin-Stevens Point (2)

24-3

561

4

4

Williams

25-2

551

1

5

Wooster (1)

26-2

547

5

6

Randolph-Macon

24-4

474

8

7

AUGUSTANA

24-3

462

6

8

St. Thomas

24-3

455

9

9

Amherst

22-3

424

7

10

Virginia Wesleyan

23-4

372

10

11

Marietta

25-3

350

13

12

Chapman

24-3

285

15

13

St. Mary's

22-5

279

18

14

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

22-5

270

12

15

Eastern Mennonite

22-5

247

11

16

St. Norbert

20-5

205

20

17

Rochester

20-5

198

14

18

Franklin & Marshall

22-5

194

19

19

Wabash

20-6

125

16

20

LaRoche

25-2

114

NR

21

Manchester

21-6

84

NR

22

Wisconsin-River Falls

20-7

82

22

23

Western Connecticut

21-5

75

17

24

Concordia (Wis.)

23-4

63

21

25

Centre

21-5

62

NR

 

DROPPED OUT: No. 23 Becker; No. 24 SUNY-Oswego; No. 25 Ramapo

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Emory 45; SUNY-Oswego 42; Ferrum 41; Ramapo 40; Wittenberg 39; North Carolina Wesleyan 33; Texas-Dallas 24; Becker 20; Illinois Wesleyan 20; New Jersey City 17; Rhode Island College 13; Carleton 10; Hanover 9; McMurry 8; Massachusetts Institute of Technology 7; Penn State-Behrend 6; Cabrini 3; Eastern Connecticut 3; Mary Hardin-Baylor 3; Bridgewater State 2; Buffalo State 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

7

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) = 85

TOTAL WEEKS LISTED IN D3HOOPS.COM POLL (including receiving votes since 200-01) = 127 out of a possible 174 (as of 03/01/11)

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 03/01/11