The Bellarmine men’s basketball team will head into the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament as the No. 4 team in the country, as the National Association of Basketball Coaches released its final poll of the season today with no movement in the top four.

Lincoln Memorial remained in the top spot, followed by Ferris State and Western Oregon ahead of the Knights. Of the eight teams competing in the Midwest Regional, three are ranked with Findlay checking in at No. 13 to join Bellarmine and Ferris State in the top 25.

The Knights will open NCAA play on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in a rematch of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championship game against the Truman State Bulldogs.

NABC/Division II Rankings
(March 6, 2018 – Final Poll)
Record Points Last
1. Lincoln Memorial, Tenn. (13) 30-1 397 1
2. Ferris State, Mich. (1) 32-1 380 2
3. Western Oregon (2) 29-1 372 3
4. Bellarmine, Ky. 28-2 353 4
5. Northwest Missouri State 27-3 335 7
6. Northern State, S.D. 31-3 308 9
7. Queens, N.C. 28-3 288 5
8. Southern Nazarene, Okla. 27-2 281 10
9. West Florida 28-3 270 12
10. Morehouse, Ga. 25-2 265 6
11. West Texas A&M 28-3 254 13
12. West Liberty, W.Va. 26-3 203 8
13. Findlay, Ohio 26-4 181 11
14. Wheeling Jesuit, W.Va. 26-5 173 21
15. Valdosta State, Ga. 26-4 168 14
16. Dallas Baptist, Texas 26-5 148 22
17. Virginia State 24-4 134 15
18. Bridgeport, Conn. 25-5 94 16
19. UT-Permian Basin, Texas 24-6 83 20
20. Dixie State, Utah 23-6 78 NR
21. California Baptist 25-5 76 18
22. Regis, Colo. 26-5 64 NR
23. Arkansas-Fort Smith 24-5 55 17
24. Le Moyne, N.Y. 24-6 52 NR
25. Cal Poly Pomona 23-6 49 19
Others receiving votes: UNC Pembroke (N.C.) 46, Claflin (S.C.) 39, East Stroudsburg (Pa.) 16, Clark Atlanta (Ga.) 14, Fort Lewis (Colo.) 12, West Chester (Pa.) 5, Lake Superior State (Mich.) 2, Southwest Minnesota State 2, Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 1, Saint Martin’s (Wash.) 1, St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) 1.

Dropped out: Clark Atlanta, West Chester, Fort Lewis.

Records are through games of March 4, 2018.