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December 14, 2011

2011-12 Season - Vikings climb to third in D3hoops.com poll

Kameron Norton and the Augustana Vikings are currently ranked third in the latest NCAA Division III men's basketball poll.

A pair of wins last week, including a 69-64 victory over then-21st ranked Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has bumped coach Grey Giovanine’s Augustana Vikings up one spot to third in the latest D3hoops.com Top 25. The Vikings moved up after Amherst, previously ranked second, suffered a 76-61 setback at Brandeis last Saturday.

Middlebury (7-0) remained in the number one spot with 624 total points and 24 of 25 first-place votes. Virginia Wesleyan (6-1), ranked first in the preseason poll, received the other first-place nod and edged Augustana (7-1) out for number two with 560 points. The third-ranked Vikings totaled 556. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (11-0) and Emory (8-0), respectively, rounded out the top five.

2011-12 D3HOOPS.COM TOP 25—WEEK THREE

#

School (1st votes)

Rec

Pts

Prev

1

Middlebury (24)

7-0

624

1

2

Virginia Wesleyan (1)

6-1

560

3

3

AUGUSTANA

7-1

556

4

4

MIT

11-0

511

7

5

Emory

8-0

490

9

6

Amherst

8-1

480

2

7

Williams

8-1

477

8

8

Whitworth

6-1

417

6

9

Marietta

6-1

396

10

10

Franklin and Marshall

9-0

392

11

11

Cabrini

7-0

360

12

12

Mary Hardin-Baylor

6-0

305

13

13

UW-Whitewater

8-0

279

19

14

St. Thomas

7-1

235

16

15

Puget Sound

8-0

227

20

16

Birmingham-Southern

7-0

214

18

17

Wabash

8-0

212

25

18

Hope

8-1

189

23

19

Wooster

5-2

188

5

20

WPI

8-1

124

15

21

Buffalo State

6-1

85

14

22

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

9-0

84

--

23

Rochester

8-2

82

24

24

Oswego State

8-1

75

--

25

UW-Stevens Point

6-2

63

21

Dropped out: No. 17 Wheaton (Ill.), No. 22 William Paterson.

Others receiving votes: Edgewood 60, Washington U. 60, Wittenberg 60, Rhode Island College 53, Wheaton (Ill.) 52, William Paterson 35, Ohio Wesleyan 27, Western Connecticut 27, Grinnell 22, Bethany 21, St. Mary's (Md.) 18, Hardin-Simmons 16, Transylvania 14, Texas-Dallas 9, UW-River Falls 8, Rose-Hulman 7, Hobart 5, New Jersey City 4, Hartwick 1, Salem State 1.