The Bellarmine men’s basketball team has moved up to No. 7 in both the NABC National Coaches Poll and the National Media Poll sponsored by D2SIDA. The Knights stand 4-1 on the season after winning their lone game last week in a 75-45 decision over Ohio Valley.

The Knights climbed one spot in the NABC rankings and improved three spots in the D2SIDA poll. The only other Great Lakes Valley Conference team represented in the top 25 is Drury. The Panthers are 15th in the coaches poll and 16th in the media poll.

West Liberty remains the consensus No. 1 with no movement in either poll’s top three.

Bellarmine begins GLVC play this week, taking on Illinois Springfield on Thursday night in a road contest.

NABC/Division II Rankings
(Nov. 29, 2016 – Poll #2)
Team (First Place Votes) Record Points LW
1. West Liberty, W.Va. (14) 6-0 398 1
2. Saginaw Valley State, Mich. 5-0 378 2
3. Northwest Missouri State (1) 6-0 361 3
4. Wheeling Jesuit, W.Va. 5-0 344 4
5. California Baptist 6-0 339 5
6. St. Thomas Aquinas, N.Y. 5-0 318 6
7. Bellarmine, Ky. 4-1 278 8
8. Kutztown, Pa. 4-0 272 9
9. Barry, Fla. 5-0 268 11
10. UAH 3-1 247 10
11. Fairmont State, W.Va. (1) 5-0 233 14
12. Indiana, Pa. 7-0 223 15
13. Queens, N.C. 6-0 186 18
14. Angelo State, Texas 3-0 181 16
15. Drury, Mo. 5-0 179 17
16. Tarleton State, Texas 4-1 159 7
17. Chico State, Calif. 5-1 114 19
18. Western Washington 5-0 94 NR
19. Colorado School of Mines 5-1 89 13
20. Fort Lewis, Colo. 5-1 85 24
21. Augustana, S.D. 4-1 82 25
22. UC San Diego 5-1 52 22
23. Lincoln Memorial, Tenn. 4-2 48 12
24. West Texas A&M 8-1 42 NR
25. Southern New Hampshire 4-0 38 NR
Others receiving votes: Minnesota State 30, Washburn (Kan.) 30, San Francisco State (Calif.) 22, Saint Rose (N.Y.) 20, West Florida 14, Delta State (Miss.) 13, Midwestern State (Texas) 9, MSU Moorhead (Minn.) 9, Alaska Anchorage 7, Chaminade (Hawaii) 7, Columbus State (Ga.) 7, Southern Indiana 7, Charleston (W.Va.) 5, Southwest Minnesota State 4, Southern Connecticut State 3, Central Washington 2, Texas A&M-Commerce 2, Hawai’i Pacific 1.

Dropped out: Southern Connecticut State (20), West Georgia (21), Delta State (23).

Records are through games of Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016.

 

2016-17 DII Media Poll Sponsored by D2SIDA (Nov. 29)
Rank School (First Place Votes) Record Votes LW
1 West Liberty (10) 6-0 367 1
2 Northwest Missouri (2) 6-0 352 2
3 Saginaw Valley State (1) 5-0 345 3
4 California Baptist (2) 6-0 328 5
5 Barry 5-0 298 8
6 St. Thomas Aquinas 5-0 266 7
7 Bellarmine 4-1 253 10
8 Alabama-Huntsville 3-1 232 9
9 Queens 6-0 231 14
10 Angelo State 3-0 225 15
11 Augustana 5-1 211 12
12 Fairmont State 5-0 208 13
13 Indiana (PA) 7-0 177 18
14 Washburn 6-0 166 17
15 Western Washington 5-0 130 RV
16 Drury 5-0 123 25
17 UC San Diego 5-1 115 11
18 Southern New Hampshire 4-0 102 20
19 Regis 6-0 98 RV
20 Wheeling Jesuit 5-0 95 23
21 Tarleton State 4-1 76 4
22 Augusta (Ga.) 5-1 72 24
23 Lincoln Memorial 4-2 67 6
24 Midwestern State 6-1 58 RV
25 Chico State 5-1 47 22

 

Also receiving votes: Minnesota State (37), West Texas A&M (29), Ferris State, 14, Kutztown (13), Rollins (13), Findlay (10), San Francisco State (9), West Georgia (8), Texas A&M Commerce (4), Philadelphia (2), Southern Connecticut State (1).

 

by John Spugnardi

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