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January 31, 2012

2011-12 Season - Men's Basketball jumps to 15th in NCAA poll

Riding the crest of four straight victories, Kam Norton and the Augustana men's basketball team has moved up to 15th in the latest NCAA Division III national poll according to D3hoops.com.

Four straight victories helped to push Augustana into 15 th in the latest NCAA Division III men’s basketball poll, which was released today. The Vikings, who were 20 th a week ago in the D3hoops.com poll with 136 points, jumped five spots to 15 th in 267 points.

Last week Augustana defeated #23 Wheaton by a score of 70-46 on Tuesday, January 23 and then swamped Millikin 98-28 on Saturday, January 28. The Vikings are now 15-4 overall and 5-3 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin.

Augustana has been ranked in the top 20 all year, even spending one week in the top spot. The Vikings will host 24 th Illinois Wesleyan on Tuesday, January 30 and then travel to league leading North Central on Saturday, February 4.

NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL RANKING

2011-12 WEEK NINE

#

School (1st votes)

Rec

Pts

Prev

1

Middlebury (24)

18-0

624

1

2

Hope

18-1

580

3

3

Virginia Wesleyan (1)

16-2

555

5

4

UW-Whitewater

18-2

531

2

5

MIT

18-1

519

6

6

Amherst

17-2

492

7

7

Cabrini

18-1

468

8

8

Franklin and Marshall

18-1

444

9

9

Mary Hardin-Baylor

18-1

434

10

10

Whitworth

16-3

383

11

12

Birmingham-Southern

18-1

370

12

12

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

17-1

313

15

13

UW-Stevens Point

16-4

311

16

14

Wooster

16-3

304

19

15

AUGUSTANA

15-4

267

20

16

Williams

15-5

198

13

17

Emory

15-3

178

4

18

Transylvania

17-2

152

23

19

New York University

15-2

146

17

20

William Paterson

16-3

115

14

21

Randolph-Macon

17-3

93

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22

SUNY-Oswego

15-3

89

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23

Wheaton (Ill.)

15-4

84

22

24

Illinois Wesleyan

15-4

78

21

25

Washington

14-4

59

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Dropped out:  No. 18 Eastern Connecticut; No. 23 Wabash, No. 24 Rhode Island College

 

Others receiving votes:  Wittenberg 56; Rhode Island College 36; Eastern Connecticut 32; Grinnell 31; Bethany 26; Albertus Magnus 21; Worcester Polytech 21; UW-River Falls 20; Hartwick 19; St. Joseph’s 15; Lake Forest 12; Christopher Newport 9; Ohio Wesleyan 9; Keene State 8; St. Thomas 8; Wabash 5; Buffalo State 2; John Carroll 2; Lycoming 2; Farmingdale State 1; Gustavus Adolphus 1; Hanover 1; New Jersey City 1; Wesleyan 1.