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Nabc rankings feb232016

Nabc rankings feb232016
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Since 1961,there have been only 10 matchups ofthe top two teams in the nation. On Saturday, the 11th meeting of No. 1 and No. 2 will take place as the top two teams in the Mountain East Conference face off. Alaska-Fairbanks’ win over Western Oregon last Thursdayopened the door for this matchup,as Wheeling Jesuitmoved up to No. 1 for the first time in school historyand West Liberty also moved up a spot to second heading into Saturday’s showdown atWest Liberty. It will be the firstmeeting between the top two teams in the poll since top-ranked Findlaybeat LIU Postin the 2009 Elite Eightquarterfinals and firstin a regular season game in 17 years, when Kentucky Wesleyan beat No. 1 Southern Indiana in 1999. Lincoln Memorial,who posted an impressive road win over lastweek’s No.6 Queens (N.C.), moved up a spotto third and Augustana did likewise to fourth. FairmontState jumped two spots to fifth, giving the MEC three of the top five teams in this week’s poll. Western Oregon’s loss dropped itto sixth, while MSU Moorhead, Bellarmine and KentuckyWesleyan all moved up to complete the top 10. The next five includes the two teams that made the biggestjump in the poll this week, beginning with No. 11 Ashland as the Eagles wentup 11 spots. The biggestjump came with No. 14 Midwestern State, who made an eight-spotadvance this week to come in after No. 12 Queens (N.C.) and No. 13 Chico State. Saginaw Valley State is 16th this week, followed by West Chester,Wisconsin-Parkside,UC San Diego and Eckerd. The final five teams in this week’s poll are Saint Anselm,Angelo State, Barry, California Baptistand Cal Poly Pomona.SaintAnselm and Cal Baptist both returned to the top 25 this week. This is also the week where conference tournaments are getting underwayaround the NCAA Division II ranks,beginning Feb.23 with the CIAA Tournament. The NCAA will release its second set regional rankings on Wednesday,Feb. 24. Among this week’s top games: #21 Saint Anselm at So. New Hampshire,Tuesday #17 West Chester at Kutztown, Wednesday #20 Eckerd at #23 Barry, Saturday #14 Midwestern State at Cameron,Saturday #1 Wheeling Jesuitat#2 WestLiberty, Saturday NABC/Division II Rankings (Feb. 23, 2016 – Poll #13) Record Points Last 1. Wheeling Jesuit,W.Va. (15) 26-1 399 2 2. West Liberty, W.Va. 24-2 376 3 3. Lincoln Memorial,Tenn. 24-2 360 4 4. Augustana,S.D. 24-2 357 5 5. FairmontState, W.Va. 23-3 322 7 6. Western Oregon 23-3 311 1 7. MSU Moorhead 27-4 290 10 8. Fort Lewis,Colo. 23-3 283 9 9. Bellarmine,Ky. 22-4 272 11 10. Kentucky Wesleyan (1) 23-3 227 15 11. Ashland,Ohio 23-4 216 18 12. Queens,N.C. 23-3 210 6 13. Chico State, Calif. 21-4 204 8 14. Midwestern State, Texas 20-5 171 22 15. NorthwestMissouri State 20-5 168 19 16. Saginaw Valley State, Mich. 22-5 156 12 17. West Chester,Pa. 21-4 147 21 18. Wisconsin-Parkside 21-4 142 14 19. UC San Diego 19-5 120 13 20. Eckerd, Fla. 21-5 91 24 21. Saint Anselm.N.H. 20-5 71 NR 22. Angelo State, Texas 20-5 67 16 23. Barry, Fla. 19-5 58 17 24. California Baptist 21-6 47 NR 25. Cal Poly Pomona 20-6 36 20 Others receiving votes: Stillman (Ala.) 26, Alabama- Huntsville 21,Colorado School of Mines 18, Seattle Pacific (Wash.) 13, Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 8, Southern Connecticut State 8, Findlay (Ohio) 6, Ferris State (Mich.) 5, Alaska- Fairbanks 2, Alaska-Anchorage 1. Records are through games ofSunday, Feb. 21, 2016. Dropped out: Alabama-Huntsville (23),Seattle Pacific (25). National Association of Basketball Coaches NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Rankings 2015-16 Rankings – Feb. 23, 2016 (Poll #13)

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