KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Dakota State men's basketball received votes recognition to the national poll for the second straight week. The second regular-season installment of the 2012-13 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' 'Top 25' poll was announced Tuesday by the national office.
DSU is currently 7-1 overall record, which is the best start in a span of 46 years (the 1966-67 Trojan men's basketball team started the season with a 9-1 record). The Trojans are currently on a six-game regular-season winning streak (third longest winning streak in DSU men's basketball team history - team record is eight consecutive wins during the 1990-91 season).
Dakota State, a member of the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.), received six votes to the national poll. Two other A.I.I. schools received votes to the national poll - Valley City State (N.D.) at No. 17 with 136 votes and Rochester (Mich.) received votes to the national poll with 43 votes.
Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) boasts the No. 1 ranking with a 10-0 overall record with 11 first-place votes and 312 votes.
The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and independents. The third-regular season Coaches' Top 25 Poll will be announced on Dec. 11.
2012-13 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll - Rating No. 2
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL (1st PLACE VOTES)||2012-13 RECORD||TOTAL POINTS|
|1||2||Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) (11)||10-0||312|
|2||4||Eastern Oregon (1)||14-0||300|
|6||7||William Penn (Iowa)||14-0||264|
|13||13||Warner Pacific (Ore.)||7-3||184|
|15||18||Mount Mercy (Iowa)||8-1||169|
|17||19||Valley City State (N.D.)||5-2||136|
|18||RV||Saint Thomas (Fla.)||5-2||131|
|21||22||Central Christian (Kan.)||9-0||95|
|22||RV||Saint Francis (Ind.)||7-2||94|
|25||RV||Briar Cliff (Iowa)||8-3||54|
|Other receiving votes: Madonna (Mich.) 52; Ave Maria (Fla.) 49; Rochester (Mich.) 43; Saint Xavier (Ill.) 34; Point (Ga.) 25; Bethel (Ind.) 18; Indiana Tech 15; Warner (Fla.) 13; Hastings (Neb.) 8; Dakota State (S.D.) 6; York (Neb.) 4; Saint Mary (Kan.) 3.|
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director