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February 14, 2012

2011-12 Season - Vikings jump to 17th in NCAA poll

Seniors Troy Rorer (23) and Bryant Voiles (right) scramble for a rebound in the Vikings' 71-61 victory over Elmhurst on February 11. Augustana has moved up three spots in the latest NCAA Division III national poll and is now ranked 17th by D3hoops.com

A pair of College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin victories last week helped Augustana jump three spots in the most recent NCAA Division III men’s basketball poll, which is conducted by D3hoops.com. The Vikings beat North Park 59-57 on Tuesday, February 7 in Chicago and then beat Elmhurst 71-61 at home on Saturday, February 11.

The Vikings are now 18-5 overall and 8-4 in the CCIW, heading into the last two games of the 2011-12 season, both of which will be on the road. Augustana will head to Kenosha, Wisconsin to face Carthage on Saturday, February 18 and then will play at Wheaton on Tuesday, February 21. They garnered 189 points this week and moved from 20 th to 17 th. Augustana has now been ranked in the top 25 of the D3hoops.com national poll for 26 straight weeks, dating back to the first week of the 2010-11 season.

NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL RANKING

2011-12 WEEK 11

#

School (1st votes)

Rec

Pts

Prev

1

Hope (23)

22-1

623

1

2

Amherst (1)

22-2

579

6

3

MIT (1)

22-1

551

5

4

Middlebury

22-2

527

2

5

Mary Hardin-Baylor

22-1

512

8

6

Cabrini

23-1

494

7

7

Virginia Wesleyan

19-3

462

3

8

Birmingham-Southern

22-1

446

10

9

UW-Whitewater

20-3

429

4

10

Whitworth

20-3

419

9

11

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

21-1

385

11

12

UW-Stevens Point

19-4

342

12

13

Franklin and Marshall

21-2

335

14

14

Transylvania

21-2

300

15

15

William Paterson

21-3

250

17

16

SUNY-Oswego

19-3

229

18

17

AUGUSTANA

18-5

189

20

18

Emory

18-4

143

23

19

UW-River Falls

18-5

138

25

20

Albertus Magnus

22-1

107

24

21

Wittenberg

18-5

89

22

22

Wooster

19-4

84

13

23

Randolph-Macon

19-4

77

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24

Washington

17-5

57

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25

Hartwick

22-2

50

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Dropped out:  No. 16 New York University; No. 19 Wheaton; No. 21 Keene State

 

Others receiving votes:  Western Connecticut 48; Keene State 44; Lake Forest 42; Wheaton 28; New York University 20; Bethany 19; Wesleyan 18; Illinois Wesleyan 15; Christopher-Newport 14; Williams 10; Eastern Connecticut 9; Gustavus Adolphus 8; North Central 7; Rhode Island College 7; WPI 7; Lycoming 6; Wabash 4; Edgewood 1; Hobart 1.