January 8, 2014

GSW Climbs Six Spots In National Coaches Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Georgia Southwestern men's basketball team climbed six spots to No. 18 in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches/NCAA Division II poll released Tuesday afternoon. 

The Hurricanes are ranked for the fifth straight week after entering the poll at No. 24 on Dec. 3. The No. 18 position matches their best ranking of the season. GSW earned the No. 18 spot back on Dec. 17.

The Hurricanes are one of three Peach Belt Conference members currently ranked in the Top 25. Joining Southwestern is No. 13 Montevallo and No. 22 USC Aiken.

Southwestern has earned a ranking in the national poll in three of the last four seasons while being ranked for a total of 13 weeks.

The Hurricanes are back in action on Friday with a 7:30 p.m. contest in the Storm Dome against UNC Pembroke.

NABC Division II Coaches Poll (Jan. 7, 2014 – Poll #7)

 

Record

Points

Pvs

 

1. West Liberty, W.Va. (14 first place votes)

9-0

396

1

 

2. Bellarmine, Ky. (2 first place votes)

10-0

386

2

 

3. Drury, Mo.

11-0

361

3

 

4. Florida Southern

13-0

354

4

 

5. Metropolitan State, Colo.

10-1

328

5

 

6. Indiana, Pa.

12-0

318

6

 

7. Dixie State, Utah

11-0

304

7

 

8. Southern Indiana

10-0

284

8

 

9. Tarleton State, Texas

11-0

283

9

 

10. East Stroudsburg, Pa.

13-0

248

10

 

11. Colorado School of Mines

11-0

239

13

 

12. Minnesota State

13-2

202

14

 

13. Montevallo, Ala.

10-1

184

17

 

14. Cal State-San Bernardino

9-1

176

19

 

15. Lincoln Memorial, Tenn.

9-1

158

18

 

16. Franklin Pierce, N.H.

11-1

135

20

 

17. Lewis, Ill.

10-0

130

22

 

18. Georgia Southwestern

11-1

105

24

 

19. Indianapolis, Ind.

9-1

98

16

 

20. Western Washington

9-3

52

15

 

21. Winona State, Minn.

13-2

45

NR

 

22. South Carolina Aiken

11-2

44

NR

 

23. Lake Superior State, Mich.

13-1

41

NR

 

24. Central Missouri

11-2

40

NR

 

25. California Baptist

12-0

39

NR

 
 
 
 
 
 

Dropped out: Seattle Pacific (11), Findlay (12), Chico State (21), Alaska-Anchorage (23), Barry (25).

Others receiving votes: Seattle Pacific (Wash.) 38, Findlay (Ohio) 24, Southern Connecticut State 22, Washburn (Kan.) 22, Chico State (Calif.) 18, Georgia Regents University 17, Cal State-L.A. 16, Northeastern State (Okla.) 14, Barry (Fla.) 11, Livingstone (N.C.) 11, Delta State (Miss.) 9, Angelo State (Texas) 8, Grand Valley State (Mich.) 8, Michigan Tech 8, St. Mary's (Texas) 7, Midwestern State (Texas) 4, Saint Leo (Fla.) 4, Valdosta State (Ga.) 4, Alaska-Anchorage 2, Cal Poly Pomona 1, Florida Tech 1, Fort Hays State (Kan.) 1.

Records are through games of Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

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