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AUGUSTA, Ga. – After their 97-84 win at USC Aiken last Saturday, Feb. 1, the GRU Augusta men’s basketball team has moved back into the national rankings and ahead of their previous place with a No. 24 spot on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) NCAA Division II rankings.

Losses by the top two ranked teams in last week’s NABC/Division II poll – which cut the number of the remaining undefeated teams at this level in half – has brought Metropolitan State back to the top of the rankings in a week in which four teams received first place votes.

The Roadrunners, winners of 15 consecutive games, held the top spot in the first two polls of the year before ceding that spot to West Liberty, who its first loss of the season to Notre Dame (Ohio) on Thursday.  Last week’s second-ranked team, Florida Southern, also fell for the first time a day prior to West Liberty in an overtime setback at Rollins.

Metro State is followed by the two remaining undefeated teams, Tarleton State and East Stroudsburg, who on Saturday became the first Division II team to reach the 20-win mark this season.  Drury moved up a spot to fourth and West Liberty holds down the fifth spot this week.  Florida Southern dropped four spots at well to sixth, while Lincoln Memorial, Indianapolis, Indiana (Pa.) and Montevallo all rose up or into the top 10.

Colorado School of Mines heads up the second 10, followed by Cal State-San Bernardino, California Baptist, Delta State and Southern Indiana.  This week’s No. 16 team is Southern Connecticut State, with South Carolina Aiken, Cal Poly Pomona, Seattle Pacific and Wisconsin-Parkside completing the top 20.  The final five teams this week are Minnesota State, Lewis, Fort Hays State, Georgia Regents University and Lake Superior State.

NABC Division II Coaches Poll (Feb. 4, 2014 – Poll #11)

Record

Points

Previous

1. Metropolitan State, Colo. (8 first place votes)

18-1

388

3

2. Tarleton State, Texas (6 first place votes)

18-0

385

4

3. East Stroudsburg, Pa. (1 first place vote)

20-0

361

6

4. Drury, Mo. (1 first place vote)

18-1

356

5

5. West Liberty, W.Va.

17-1

323

1

6. Florida Southern

19-1

320

2

7. Lincoln Memorial, Tenn.

17-1

293

8

8. Indianapolis, Ind.

17-2

283

10

9. Indiana, Pa.

18-2

253

11

10. Montevallo, Ala.

16-2

225

12

11. Colorado School of Mines

17-2

221

13

12. Cal State-San Bernardino

16-2

220

7

13. California Baptist

18-1

218

14

14. Delta State, Miss.

17-2

190

15

15. Southern Indiana

16-3

168

16

16. Southern Connecticut State

18-2

143

19

17. South Carolina Aiken

18-3

135

9

18. Cal Poly Pomona

15-3

117

23

19. Seattle Pacific, Wash.

18-4

92

T20

20. Wisconsin-Parkside

17-3

87

18

21. Minnesota State

19-4

85

22

22. Lewis, Ill.

16-3

84

17

23. Fort Hays State, Kan.

18-3

53

24

24. GRU Augusta, Ga.

17-3

43

NR

25. Lake Superior State, Mich.

19-3

39

NR

Dropped out: Dixie State (T20), Winona State (25).

Others receiving votes: Bellarmine (Ky.) 36, Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 16, Walsh (Ohio) 13, Chico State (Calif.) 10, Northwest Missouri State 10, Western Washington 8, Findlay (Ohio) 6, Missouri Southern 6, Dixie State (Utah) 5, Winona State (Minn.) 3, Texas A&M International 2, Barry (Fla.) 1, Dowling (N.Y.) 1.
Records are through games of Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.


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