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December 30, 2011

2011-12 Season - Vikings third in final NCAA poll of 2011

Junior Brandon Kunz has averaged 6.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for the third ranked Vikings so far this season.

With the final non-conference game of the 2011-12 season set for tonight, Augustana will head into the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin portion of the schedule ranked third in NCAA Division III. The Vikings are currently 9-1 overall with a 7:30 p.m. battle set for tonight in the Carver Center against MacMurray.

Middlebury is currently the top-ranked team in the D3hoops.com poll with a 7-0 overall record and 624 points, including 24 of 25 first place votes. Virginia Wesleyan (7-1) is second with 570 points and the other first-place vote. Augustana checks in with 568 points. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (12-0) is fourth with 523 points while Emory (8-0) rounds out the top five with 499 points.

2011-12 D3HOOPS.COM TOP 25—WEEK FOUR

#

School (1st votes)

Rec

Pts

Prev

1

Middlebury (24)

7-0

624

1

2

Virginia Wesleyan (1)

7-1

570

2

3

AUGUSTANA

9-1

568

3

4

MIT

12-0

523

4

5

Emory

8-0

499

5

6

Amherst

9-1

495

6

7

Williams

8-1

493

7

8

Whitworth

7-1

436

8

9

Franklin and Marshall

9-0

403

10

10

Cabrini

8-0

377

11

11

Mary Hardin-Baylor

8-0

357

12

12

Puget Sound

9-0

302

15

13

St. Thomas

7-1

293

14

14

Wabash

8-0

274

17

15

Hope

8-1

225

18

16

UW-Whitewater

8-1

190

13

17

WPI

8-1

173

20

18

UW-Stevens Point

8-2

167

25

19

Wooster

5-2

136

19

20

Marietta

6-3

115

9

21

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

9-0

114

22

22

Birmingham-Southern

8-1

105

16

23

Oswego State

9-1

100

24

24

Buffalo State

8-1

96

21

25

Rochester

8-2

78

23

Dropped out: None

Others receiving votes: Rhode Island College 73; William Paterson 47; Wheaton (Ill.) 46; Wittenberg 37; Ohio Wesleyan 30; Western Connecticut 23; Bethany 22; Grinnell 20; Transylvania 16; UW-River Falls 16; Hardin-Simmons 15; St. Mary’s (Md.) 14; Edgewood 13; Texas-Dallas 11; Washington 9; Catholic 7; New Jersey City 6; Lake Forest 4; Hartwick 1; Hobart 1; Salem State 1.