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January 3, 2013

11-1 Augustana jumps to 19th

Freshman forward Ben Ryan has been a mainstay for this year's Vikings, who moved up three spots to 19th in this week's D3hoops.com Top 25.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Shortly before Augustana's 89-54 defeat of North Park Wednesday, the latest D3hoops.com Top 25 was released, with the now 11-1 Vikings jumping three spots to number 19. The CCIW holds down four spots in the poll, with North Central sitting at the top.

One of the teams coach Grey Giovanine's club climbed over was previously top-ranked Virginia Wesleyan, which dropped to 23rd after three straight losses. Augustana also leapt Albertus Magnus, which suffered a 49-point loss at Yale, and conference mate Illinois Wesleyan, which dropped a one-point decision at Franklin. The Titans are ranked 25th. Wheaton is the conference's other ranked team, coming in at number eight.   

D3hoops.com Week Five Top 25

# School (1st place votes) Rec Pts Prev.
1 North Central (Ill.) (12) 11-0 605 3
2 Middlebury (9) 9-0 602 2
3 St. Thomas (4) 9-0 591 4
4 Rochester 10-0 537 7
5 Washington U. 9-1 484 9
6 Whitworth 10-1 461 11
7 Adrian 11-0 433 12
8 Wheaton (Ill.) 10-1 392 14
9 Catholic 10-1 359 15
10 Ramapo 9-1 349 10
11 UW-Stevens Point 10-2 343 5
12 UW-Whitewater 9-2 334 6
13 St. Mary's (Md.) 11-1 310 16
14 WPI 11-0 307 18
15 Wooster 10-2 306 13
16 Christopher Newport 8-1 216 19
17 Franklin and Marshall 8-1 213 8
18 Ohio Wesleyan 10-1 179 21
19 AUGUSTANA 10-1 162 22
20 Albertus Magnus 7-1 133 20
21 Williams 10-1 97 24
22 Amherst 9-2 92 25
23 Virginia Wesleyan 7-3 84 1
24 Hampden-Sydney 11-1 68 --
25 Illinois Wesleyan 8-3 60 17

Dropped out: No. 23 UW-Stout.   Others receiving votes: Rose-Hulman 52; Randolph 50; NYU 47; MIT 47; Concordia (Texas) 31; Augsburg 28; Transylvania 27; Whitman 22; Rhode Island College 21; Lycoming 20; Salisbury 10; UW-La Crosse 8; St. Norbert 7; Bethany 7; UW-Platteville 7; Guilford 6; Stevens 5; UW-Stout 4; Emory 3; Carroll (Wis.) 2; Dubuque 2; DeSales 1; Texas-Tyler 1.