Men's Basketball - Tue, Feb. 5, 2013

NAIA DIVISION II MEN'S BASKETBALL COACHES' TOP 25 NATIONAL POLL - No. 8

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dakota State extended their weekly appearance to eight weeks in the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 national poll.  The eighth edition of the national poll was announced by the national office Tuesday afternoon. 

DSU, a member of Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) received four votes to the national poll.  Two other A.I.I. teams are ranked in the Top 25.  Rochester (Mich.) remained at No. 11, while Valley City State (N.D.) moved up from No. 22 to No. 19.

Dakota State extended their winning streak to three games as they went 2-0 last week.  The Trojans defeated their in-state rival Mount Marty (S.D.) 63-55 in Yankton, S.D.  DSU improved their home record to 9-2 on Feb. 2 as they defeated Jamestown (N.D.) 74-62 in an A.I.I. conference game.

The Trojans are slated to play two games this week.  DSU play their final home regular-season of the game on Wednesday night as they entertain Mayville State (N.D.) in the 'Blue-Out' night.  Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. at DSU Fieldhouse.  Seniors will be recognized prior to the game.  On Saturday, the Trojans travel to Fremont, Neb. to take on Midland.  Game is set for 4 p.m. at the Events Center.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and independents.  The ninth-regular season Coaches' Top 25 Poll will be announced on Feb. 12.

2012-13 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll - Rating No. 8

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL (1st PLACE VOTES) 2012-13 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Eastern Oregon (12) 26-1 343
2 2 William Penn (Iowa) (1) 24-1 332
3 3 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 24-3 318
4 6 Northwood (Fla.) 22-2 306
5 5 Northwestern (Iowa) 19-5 305
6 4 Indiana Wesleyan 22-4 289
7 8 Mount Mercy (Iowa) 22-3 276
8 10 Indiana Southeast 19-3 259
9 12 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 22-4 243
10 9 Davenport (Mich.) 21-5 238
11 11 Rochester (Mich.) 16-3 236
12 7 Saint Thomas (Fla.) 18-6 231
13 14 Warner Pacific (Ore.) 20-6 207
14 13 Bethel (Ind.) 20-6 204
15 15 Dordt (Iowa) 20-6 191
16 19 York (Neb.) 20-4 179
17 16 Doane (Neb.) 21-5 154
18 18 Ave Maria (Fla.) 20-4 149
19 22 Valley City State (N.D.) 19-5 137
20 RV Taylor (Ind.) 19-7 120
21 23 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 19-6 105
22 24 Madonna (Mich.) 18-8 102
23 25 Tennessee Wesleyan 18-7 98
24 RV Southern Oregon 18-8 82
25 17 Grace (Ind.) 18-7 78
Dropped Out:  No. 20 Northwest (Wash.); No. 21 Saint Mary (Kan.)
Others receiving votes:  Oklahoma Wesleyan 71; Saint Mary (Kan.) 71; Bellevue (Neb.) 44; Lourdes (Ohio) 25; Hastings (Neb.) 24; Northwest (Wash.) 23; Cal Maritime 10; Indiana East 5; Dakota State (S.D.) 4.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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