Men's Basketball - Mon, Dec. 5, 2011

NAIA DIVISION II MEN'S BASKETBALL COACHES' TOP 25 POLL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dakota State University men's basketball team received a vote recognition in the second edition of the NAIA Division II Men's Basketball national poll, announced Monday afternoon.

It was the first time since Dec. 13, 2010 that DSU received votes to the national poll.

Dakota State is currently 7-4 overall record, which is the best start in more than 15 years.  The Trojans went 2-0 for the week, defeating AIB (Iowa) 75-54 on the road and Mayville State 68-57 at home.

DSU had already faced three nationally-ranked teams this season.  Dakota State went 1-2 versus the current NAIA's 'Top 25' team.  The Trojans recorded a 78-72 victory over current-No. 19 Morningside on Nov. 11.  DSU dropped a 99-90 double overtime loss to Northwestern (Iowa) (current No. 8) on Nov. 8 and 85-65 decision at Bellevue (Neb.) (current No. 9) on Nov. 26.

The third edition of the national poll will be released on Dec. 12.

Dakota State will be idle this week and returns back to action on Monday, Dec. 12.  The Trojans play an exhibition game with NCAA Division I South Dakota State at the Frost Arena in Brookings, S.D. (7 p.m. starting game time).  DSU returns back to regular-season action on Dec. 19 versus Bellevue.  Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at DSU Fieldhouse in Madison, S.D.

Below is the 2011-12 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll as of Dec. 5, 2011:

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL (1st Place Votes) 2011-12 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Indiana Wesleyan (11) 9-0 371
2 2 Northwood (Fla.) (1) 6-1 359
3 3 Davenport (Mich.) (2) 10-0 355
4 5 Dordt (Iowa) 11-0 334
5 6 Oregon Tech 10-1 326
6 4 Grace (Ind.) 8-1 311
7 T8 McPherson (Kan.) 12-1 303
8 T8 Northwestern (Iowa) 9-1 296
9 11 Bellevue (Neb.) 6-3 266
10 12 Indiana East 8-1 262
11 13 Northwest (Wash.) 9-0 260
12 19 Goshen (Ind.) 10-1 245
13 17 Warner Pacific (Ore.) 7-2 218
14 18 Jamestown (N.D.) 8-3 214
15 NR Grand View (Iowa) 6-2 191
16 NR Southeastern (Fla.) 9-4 184
17 10 Warner (Fla.) 6-2 176
18 20 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 6-2 172
19 16 Morningside (Iowa) 6-3 148
20 22 Indiana Southeast 7-4 144
21 RV Taylor (Ind.) 7-2 135
22 14 Mount Mercy (Iowa) 8-2 126
23 NR Madonna (Mich.) 6-4 95
24 21 Eastern Oregon 7-3 91
25 RV Saint Mary (Kan.) 9-1 76
Other receiving votes:  Indiana Tech 72; Daemen (N.Y.) 56; Briar Cliff (Iowa) 42; Spring Arbor (Mich.) 36; Iowa Wesleyan 31; Milligan (Tenn.) 19; College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 11; Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 9; Holy Names (Calif.) 9; Valley City State (N.D.) 8; Southern Oregon 4; Midland (Neb.) 3; Dakota State (S.D.) 1; Tennessee Wesleyan 1; Alice Lloyd (Ky.) 1; Point Park (Pa.) 1; Clarke (Iowa) 1; Florida Memorial 1.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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