Men's Basketball - Tue, Dec. 4, 2012

2012-13 NAIA DIVISION II MEN'S BASKETBALL COACHES' TOP 25 POLL - WEEK NO. 2

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
3 5 Indiana Wesleyan 9-1 287
4 1 Northwood (Fla.) 6-1 273
5 8 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 9-1 272
6 7 William Penn (Iowa) 14-0 264
7 3 Dordt (Iowa) 8-2 254
8 9 Davenport (Mich.) 8-1 252
9 6 Northwestern (Iowa) 8-2 226
10 10 Grace (Ind.) 5-2 218
11 11 Indiana Southeast 6-2 216
12 15 Cornerstone (Mich.) 6-2 198
13 13 Warner Pacific (Ore.) 7-3 184
14 14 Doane (Neb.) 10-1 179
15 18 Mount Mercy (Iowa) 8-1 169
16 16 Southern Oregon 8-3 167
17 19 Valley City State (N.D.) 5-2 136
18 RV Saint Thomas (Fla.) 5-2 131
19 17 Bellevue (Neb.) 6-4 124
20 20 Northwest (Wash.) 10-2 122
21 22 Central Christian (Kan.) 9-0 95
22 RV Saint Francis (Ind.) 7-2 94
23 23 Indiana East 5-2 88
24 RV Cal Maritime 9-2 59
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

 
 
 
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