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February 21, 2012

2011-12 Season - Vikings now 18th in NCAA Division III

Freshman Mark Roth has turned into one of the top outside scoring threats for the 18th ranked Vikings this season.

Despite a thrilling 74-73 overtime win at Carthage last Saturday night, February 18, Augustana dropped one notch in the latest NCAA Division III men’s basketball poll, which is conducted by D3hoops.com. The Vikings moved to 19-5 on the season but dropped from 17 th to 18 th in the most recent rankings.

The Vikings had 189 points last week and were 17 th and have 186 points now. Augustana has now been ranked in the top 25 of the D3hoops.com national poll for 27 straight weeks, dating back to the first week of the 2010-11 season.

Head coach Grey Giovanine’s team will close out the regular season with a game at Wheaton on Tuesday, February 21 and then will head to Naperville, Illinois for the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin tournament on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25.

NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL RANKING

2011-12 WEEK 12

#

School (1st votes)

Rec

Pts

Prev

1

Hope (23)

24-1

623

1

2

Amherst (1)

23-2

581

2

3

MIT (1)

23-1

549

3

4

Middlebury

23-2

530

4

5

Mary Hardin-Baylor

24-1

512

5

6

Cabrini

24-1

505

6

7

Virginia Wesleyan

22-3

469

7

8

UW-Whitewater

22-3

453

9

9

Birmingham-Southern

24-1

447

8

10

Whitworth

22-3

410

10

11

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

23-1

391

11

12

Franklin and Marshall

23-2

331

13

13

William Paterson

22-3

288

15

14

SUNY-Oswego

22-3

274

16

15

Albertus Magnus

24-1

208

20

16

Transylvania

22-3

206

14

17

Wittenberg

20-5

189

21

18

AUGUSTANA

19-5

186

17

19

Wooster

21-4

160

22

20

UW-Stevens Point

19-6

130

12

21

Hartwick

23-2

111

25

22

Wheaton

19-5

89

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23

Rhode Island College

20-5

57

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24

Washington

18-6

56

24

25

Bethany

22-3

52

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Dropped out:  No. 18 Emory, No. 19 UW-River Falls; No. 23 Randolph-Macon

Others receiving votes:  Emory 50; North Central 34; Eastern Connecticut 31; Illinois Wesleyan 29; Randolph-Macon 29; Wesleyan 29; Christopher Newport 26; Western Connecticut 22; UW-River Falls 21; Lake Forest 14; Keene State 10; New York University 8; Gustavus Adolphus 5; Hobart 5; WPI 4; Wabash 3; Ohio Wesleyan 2; Widener 1.