Courtesy Bellarmine Athletics

There was very little movement in the upper echelon of either Division II national men’s basketball polls this week as Bellarmine remained the consensus No. 1 after going 2-0 last week.

The top six teams in the NABC Division II Coaches Rankings remained the same, and the National Media Poll conducted by the Division II sports information directors saw no movement in its top seven.

Bellarmine was still the unanimous No. 1 in the NABC and claimed 12 of the 16 votes in the D2SIDA poll. The top seven in both polls included the same teams–Bellarmine followed by Northwest Missouri State, Indiana (Pa.), Saint Anselm, Valdosta State, Southern Nazarene, and West Texas A&M. (Valdosta State and Southern Nazarene were switched in the two polls.)

Two other Great Lakes Valley Conference teams were represented in the polls with Lewis debuting at No. 17 in the National Media Poll while Indianapolis came in at No. 25 in the NABC rankings. 

Future Bellarmine opponent Barry was slotted in the No. 16 position in the NABC list and was ranked No. 25 by the SIDs.

Bellarmine returns to action on Saturday, hosting Christian Brothers at 3 p.m.

NABC/Division II Rankings
(Dec. 4, 2018 – Regular Season Poll #3)
1.Bellarmine, Ky. (16)6-04001
2.Northwest Missouri State8-03842
3.Indiana, Pa.8-03643
4.Saint Anselm, N.H.6-03464
5.Southern Nazarene, Okla.8-03395
6.Valdosta State, Ga.7-03246
7.West Texas A&M10-13038
8.West Liberty, W.Va.6-127710
9.Nova Southeastern, Fla.5-025317
10.UC San Diego7-124716
11.Shippensburg, Pa.8-022920
12.USC Aiken7-021222
13.Cal Poly Pomona3-11857
14.Bentley, Mass.7-017524
15.Florida Southern5-115521
16.Barry, Fla.5-113612
17.Findlay, Ohio6-11229
18.Morehouse, Ga.5-110911
19.Ashland, Ohio6-088NR
20.Barton, N.C.7-18514
21.Queens, N.C.7-26625
22.Chaminade, Hawai’i5-056NR
23.St. Thomas Aquinas, N.Y.6-15018
24.Saint Martin’s, Wash.7-148NR
25.Indianapolis, Ind.6-14319
Others receiving votes: Western Washington 39, St. Cloud State (Minn.) 32, Missouri Southern 27, St. Edward’s (Texas) 27, Colorado Mesa 21, Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 16, Sioux Falls (S.D.) 16, Point Loma (Calif.) 13, Tarleton State (Texas) 4, Western Oregon 3, Eckerd (Fla.) 2, Northwest Nazarene (Idaho) 2, Texas A&M-Commerce 2, Angelo State (Texas) 1.

Dropped out: St. Cloud State (13), Western Washington (15), Lenoir-Rhyne (23).

Records are through games of Sunday, Dec. 2.
D2SIDA Men’s Basketball
National Media Poll
Week 4 – December 4, 2018
1.Bellarmine (12)3956-01
2.NW Missouri State (4)3888-02
3.Indiana (Pa.)3688-03
4.Saint Anselm3336-04
5.Valdosta State3287-05
6.Southern Nazarene3198-06
7.West Texas A&M31810-17
8.UC San Diego2807-19
9.West Liberty2786-18
11.USC Aiken2257-021
12.St. Edward’s2058-115
14.Nova Southeastern1635-0NR
15.Saint Martin’s1607-122
16.Queens (N.C.)1537-223
19.Missouri Southern896-1RV
21.St. Thomas Aquinas766-1T17
24.Grand Valley State516-1NR
T25.Cal Poly Pomona483-110
Others Receiving Votes (on more than one ballot):
Colorado Mesa – 41; Florida Southern – 33; Sioux Falls – 14; Indianapolis – 14; Fairmont State – 8; Northwest Nazarene – 8; Ashland – 7; UNC Pembroke – 7; Texas A&M – Commerce – 4; Morehouse – 2


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