Courtesy Bellarmine Athletics

With few upsets in last week’s NCAA Division II action, the rankings didn’t show much movement this week as the top six teams in each of the two national polls remained the same, meaning the Bellarmine Knights hold onto their No. 3 position.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches and the National Media Poll are unanimous in their top three: Northwest Missouri State, Nova Southeastern and Bellarmine.

One of the biggest movers of the week was the University of Indianapolis, Bellarmine’s opponent on Tuesday. The Greyhounds moved up four spots from No. 17 to No. 13 in the NABC rankings and from 16th to 13th in the National Media Poll.

The Great Lakes Valley Conference and the Midwest Region are well represented. The GLVC actually occupies three of the top 13 spots as Southern Indiana checks in at No. 9 in both polls. Three other teams from the Midwest Region also make an appearance in the rankings: Ashland, Ferris State and Walsh.

Bellarmine’s only game this week is Tuesday’s tilt at Indianapolis.

NABC Division II Rankings-Dec. 3, 2019
1. Northwest Missouri State7-04001
2. Nova Southeastern (Fla.)4-03772
3. Bellarmine (Ky.)5-03663
4. UC San Diego8-03534
5. West Texas A&M8-03445
6. Indiana (Pa.)6-03206
7. Alabama Huntsville6-02988
8. Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.)8-12789
9. Southern Indiana5-027210
10. Ashland (Ohio)6-025811
11. Daemen (N.Y.)8-122113
12. Queens (N.C.)6-121912
13. Indianapolis (Ind.)7-018817
14. West Liberty (W.Va.)5-118614
15. Missouri Southern5-116115
16. Dixie State (Utah)6-014121
17. St. Edward’s (Texas)6-112318
18. Southeastern Oklahoma State4-010520
19. Dallas Baptist (Texas)5-010122
20. Saint Anselm (N.H.)5-19519
21. Dominican (N.Y.)7-069NR
22. Florida Southern6-16424
23. Ferris State (Mich.)10-15923
24. Azusa Pacific (Calif.)5-13625
25. West Chester (Pa.)8-033NR
Records through games of December 1, 2019.
Others receiving votes: Valdosta State (Ga.) 32, Angelo State (Texas) 30, St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) 25, New Mexico Highlands 11, Bentley (Mass.) 9, Western Oregon 6, Augustana (S.D.) 5, Northeastern State (Okla.) 4, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.) 3, Lynn (Fla.) 2, Georgia Southwestern 1, Pace (N.Y.) 1.
D2SIDA Men’s Basketball
National Media Poll
Week 3 – December 3, 2019
1.Northwest Missouri State4007-01
2.Nova Southeastern3734-02
4.West Texas A&M3518-04
5.UC San Diego3448-05
6.Indiana (Pa.)3016-06
7.Lincoln Memorial2808-19
9.Southern Indiana2605-010
10.Alabama Huntsville2316-013
11.Queens (N.C.)2207-111
12.West Chester2148-012
14.Southeastern Oklahoma1964-014
15.Dixie State1766-015
16.West Liberty1455-117
17.Missouri Southern State1325-119
18.Dominican (N.Y.)1177-0RV
19.Azusa Pacific1075-120
20.St. Anselm665-122
21.St. Edward’s606-121
22.Ferris State5710-123
23.Angelo State515-0NR
Others Receiving Votes (on more than one ballot):
Dallas Baptist – 41; St. Thomas Aquinas – 27; Embry-Riddle – 15; Valdosta State – 15; Florida Southern – 15; Minnesota-Duluth – 11; Belmont Abbey – 10; Cal Poly Pomona – 3; 2 teams named on one ballot each


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