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January 17, 2012

2011-12 Season - Vikings stay in top 20

Senior captain Brian DeSimone and the Augustana Vikings are currently ranked 19th in the latest NCAA Division III national poll for men's basketball. Augustana hosts North Park on Tuesday, January 17 in the Carver Center at 7:30 p.m.

Despite three straight losses, the Augustana Vikings remain in the top 20 in the NCAA Division III men’s basketball poll according to D3hoops.com. Veteran head coach Grey Giovanine’s team is currently 11-4 overall heading into a College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin home game against North Park on Tuesday, January 17.

The Vikings were sixth a week ago but lost a pair of games last week on the road. They fell at Illinois Wesleyan by a score of 73-63 on January 10 and then were beaten at the buzzer on January 14 at Elmhurst by a count of 56-55. The three-game slide began with a 67-62 home loss to North Central on January 7.

Middlebury continues to hold onto the top spot with a 14-0 record and 622 points.

NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL RANKING

2011-12 WEEK SEVEN

#

School (1st votes)

Rec

Pts

Prev

1

Middlebury (22)

14-0

622

1

2

Virginia Wesleyan (2)

13-1

595

2

3

MIT (1)

16-0

575

3

4

Amherst

13-1

547

5

5

UW-Whitewater

15-1

500

9

6

Mary Hardin-Baylor

15-0

494

8

7

Hope

14-1

450

11

8

Emory

13-1

448

4

9

Whitworth

13-2

428

10

10

Cabrini

14-1

388

13

11

UW-Stevens Point

13-3

343

15

12

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

14-0

319

17

13

Franklin and Marshall

14-1

310

7

14

Birmingham-Southern

14-1

266

19

15

Williams

13-3

237

12

16

Wabash

13-2

211

14

17

Illinois Wesleyan

13-2

206

25

18

William Paterson

13-2

159

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19

AUGUSTANA

11-4

120

6

20

St. Thomas

10-3

103

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21

Wittenberg

12-3

99

--

22

Wheaton (Ill.)

12-3

97

--

23

New York University

12-1

87

--

24

Wooster

12-3

60

16

25

Eastern Connecticut

12-1

57

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Dropped out:  No. 18 Puget Sound, No. 20 Rhode Island College, No. 21 Buffalo State, No. 22 Oswego State, No. 23 Western Connecticut, No. 24 WPI.

 

Others receiving votes:  Rhode Island College 56; Oswego State 47; Transylvania 42; Washington U. 39; Bethany 37; Western Connecticut 26; Lake Forest 24; Worcester Polytech 18; Hampden-Sydney 16; Ohio Wesleyan 16; UW-River Falls 16; Hardin-Simmons 16; Wesleyan 10; Christopher Newport 6; Puget Sound 6; St. Joseph's (L.I.) 6; Mary Washington 6; John Carroll 5; St. Mary's (Md.) 4; Randolph-Macon 4; Grinnell 2; DePauw 1; North Central (Ill.) 1.