Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bellarmine University Up to No. 6/7 in the National Polls This Week

Bellarmine University is up to No. 6 and 7 in the NCAA Division II national rankings this week.

Here are details from BU:


LOUISVILLE, Ky.--The Bellarmine University men's basketball team is ranked No. 6 and No. 7 in the latest DII Media Poll and the NABC Division II coaches polls that were announced on Tuesday afternoon.
After recording wins in two Great Lakes Valley Conference games on the road last week, the Knights climbed one spot in the DII Media Poll sponsored by D2SIDA, a consortium of NCAA Division II sports information directors, but remained in the same No. 7 position in the coaches poll.

There was a bit of a shake up at the top of the poll as last week's consensus No. 1, the West Liberty Hilltoppers, dropped a game to Fairmont State last week. The D2SIDA poll ranks Northwest Missouri as its new No. 1 while Saginaw Valley State rises to the top in the NABC poll. The Cardinals are the only team to post a victory over Bellarmine this season, scoring a 68-66 win in the first game of the year when SVSU drained a 3-pointer with four seconds remaining.

Other Bellarmine past and future opponents in the polls include: Alabama Huntsville (No. 9 in both polls), Drury (NABC No. 12 and D2SIDA No. 16) and Lincoln Memorial (D2SIDA No. 22 and NABC No. 24), while GLVC-member Southern Indiana is getting votes in both polls.

2016-17 DII Media Poll Sponsored by D2SIDA (Dec. 6)
Rank
School (First Place Votes)
Record
Points
Previous
1
Northwest Missouri (7)
7-0
335
2
2
Saginaw Valley State (4)
8-0
332
3
3
California Baptist (2)
8-0
316
4
4
Fairmont State (1)
7-0
297
12
5
St. Thomas Aquinas
7-0
263
6
6
Bellarmine
6-1
259
7
7
West Liberty
7-1
244
1
8
Queens
8-0
241
9
9
Alabama-Huntsville
5-1
239
8
10
Augustana
7-1
228
11
11
Barry
6-1
186
5
12
West Texas A&M
10-1
175
RV
13
Angelo State
5-0
174
10
14
UC San Diego
7-1
169
17
15
Washburn
6-0
168
14
16
Drury
7-0
129
16
17
Western Washington
7-0
118
15
18
Southern New Hampshire
6-0
109
18
19
Augusta (Ga.)
6-1
86
13
20
Shippensburg
7-0
84
NR
21
Tarleton State
6-1
69
21
22
Lincoln Memorial
6-2
62
23
23
Colorado Mines
7-1
48
NR
24
San Francisco State
8-0
39
RV
25
Wheeling Jesuit
6-1
37
20
Also receiving votes: Southern Indiana (30), MSU-Moorhead (24), Indiana (PA) (21), Chico State (19), Delta State (12), Ferris State (9), Hawai'i Pacific (5), West Florida (4), Minnesota State (3), Kutztown (3), Wisconsin-Parkside (3), Fort Lewis (2), Eckerd (1). 


NABC/Division II Rankings
(Dec. 6, 2016 - Poll #3)
Record
Points
Last
1.
Saginaw Valley St., Mich. (13)
7-0
391
2
2.
Northwest Missouri State (1)
7-0
379
3
3.
California Baptist
8-0
361
5
4.
Fairmont State, W.Va. (2)
7-0
356
11
5.
St. Thomas Aquinas, N.Y.
7-0
337
6
6.
West Liberty, W.Va.
7-1
308
1
7.
Bellarmine, Ky.
6-1
296
7
8.
Queens, N.C.
8-0
264
13
9.
UAH
5-1
256
10
10.
Wheeling Jesuit, W.Va.
6-1
246
4
11.
Angelo State, Texas
5-0
237
14
12.
Drury, Mo.
7-0
225
15
13.
Western Washington
7-0
176
18
14.
Barry, Fla.
6-1
166
9
15.
Tarleton State, Texas
6-1
163
16
16.
Kutztown, Pa.
6-1
155
8
17.
Indiana, Pa.
8-1
144
12
18.
Colorado School of Mines
7-1
104
19
19.
UC San Diego
7-1
99
22
20.
Fort Lewis, Colo.
7-1
92
20
21.
Augustana, S.D.
7-1
86
21
22.
West Texas A&M
10-1
64
24
23.
Southern New Hampshire
6-0
63
25
24.
Lincoln Memorial, Tenn.
6-2
49
23
25.
San Francisco State, Calif.
8-0
47
NR
Others receiving votes: Washburn (Kan.) 39, Shippensburg (Pa.) 27, Columbus State (Ga.) 16, Southern Indiana 14, Hawai'i Pacific 12, Saint Rose (N.Y.) 9, Chico State (Calif.) 10, Delta State (Miss.) 7, Arkansas-Monticello 5, West Florida 4, Pfeiffer (N.C.) 3.

Dropped out: Chico State (17).

Records are through games of Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.

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