SIAC Basketball Top Polls for Three Consecutive Weeks

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ATLANTA (January 30, 2018) – Since Clark Atlanta debuted in the Regional Poll on Jan. 10, the conference has been unstoppable and has solidified both regional and national rankings for three consecutive weeks according to D2SIDA and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
This week, according D2SIDA Top 25, Morehouse is ranked No. 8 and Clark Atlanta debuted for the first time at No. 21. In the regional poll, Morehouse secured its No. 1 spot as Clark Atlanta came in at No. 4, Claflin at No. 9, and Benedict tied for No. 10.

Morehouse is No. 7 and Clark Atlanta is No. 21, according to NABC released Jan. 30.

Morehouse College Men’s Basketball – #1 Regional Poll; #8 D2SIDA Top 25; #7 NABC Top 25

Morehouse, the only undefeated team in major college basketball, moved up to #7 and #8 in the national polls of Top 25 teams just released by the NABC and D2SIDA.
Since last week’s polls, by the coaches and sports information directors associations, the Maroon Tigers extended their school record win streak to 18-0, with an overtime win over Benedict (17-5) and a road win against Paine 4-16.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches’ poll moves the Tigers up three spots from last week, to #7.

In the D2SIDA regionals polls, released yesterday, Morehouse remains at #1 in the South Region, for the second straight week.
Clark Atlanta (18-1) is the only other SIAC team to make the Top 25 national polls. Morehouse will play the CAU Panthers, February 8, at their place, and on February 22, at Forbes Arena.
At 13-0, in conference play, Morehouse owns the #1 spot in the SIAC.
Morehouse will travel to Orangeburg, SC, Wednesday, at 8 p.m., to take on the Claflin University Panthers (17-5; 10-4).

Clark Atlanta Men’s Basketball – #4 Regional Poll; #21 D2SIDA Top 25; #21 NABC Top 25
After securing their 14th consecutive win, the Panthers have made yet another debut in the D2SIDA Top 25 and the NABC Top 25 Polls.

The Panthers have secured the No. 4 spot in this week’s regional poll as they have been ranked for the fourth time this season.

In both the D2SIDA and NABC Top 25, the Clark Atlanta Panthers secured the No. 21 spot. This is the Panther’s first appearance in the NABC rankings since Nov. 23, 2010.

Clark Atlanta Panthers are back in action this weekend as they travel to Columbia, S.C. to face No. 10 conference opponent, Benedict College. Tip-off is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

Claflin Men’s Basketball – #9 Regional Poll

Despite the struggling these past few games, Claflin men’s basketball has been ranked No. 9, released by D2SIDA.

Claflin Panthers, currently 17-5; 10-4 SIAC, received 11 points, in spite of being No. 7 in last week’s poll.

The Panthers will host Morehouse College tomorrow (Jan. 31) to snap the losing streak. Tip-off is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m.

Benedict Men’s Basketball – #10 Regional Poll

The Benedict College men’s basketball team is ranked tied for 10th in this week’s D2SIDA South Region men’s basketball poll.

Benedict, now 16-5 on the season, received six points in this week’s ranking. The Tigers take on Fort Valley State on Monday night.

The Men’s Basketball Division II Media Poll, sponsored by D2SIDA, is in its fourth year of existence. The regional poll is released every Monday, followed by the national poll every Tuesday. Each region has six representatives that comprise the regional poll. The national poll has 16 voters – 2 from each region. The South Region consists of teams from the SIAC, Sunshine State Conference and the Gulf South Conference.


D2SIDA South Region Poll

Rank Team (1st place votes) Record Points Prev
1. Morehouse (6) 18-0 60 1
2. Valdosta State 19-2 54 2
3. Barry 13-4 43 6
4. Clark Atlanta 18-1 42 T3
5. West Florida 18-3 39 T3
6. Eckerd 16-4 29 5
7. Rollins 14-7 23 9
8. West Alabama 15-6 13 8
9. Claflin 17-4 11 7
T10. Benedict 16-5 6 10
T10. Christian Brothers 15-6 6 RV

RV          Montevallo 1, Nova Southeastern 1, Alabama Huntsville 1


D2SIDA Top 25 Men’s Basketball Poll
Jan. 30, 2018

Rank       School          (1st Place Votes)          W-L         Pts           Previous
1               Lincoln Memorial (14)                           19-1        397         2
2               Ferris State (1)                                      21-1        377         3
3               Queens (N.C.)                                       20-1        358         4
4               West Liberty                                          18-1        350         1
5               Western Oregon (1)                              19-1        336         6
6               Northwest Missouri State                      17-2        302         8
7               UT-Permian Basin                                 18-2        292         10
8               Morehouse                                            18-0        279         11
9               Findlay                                                   20-2        271         12
10            West Texas A&M                                    19-2        247         13
11            Valdosta State                                         19-2        233         14
12            Southern Nazarene                                 16-1        223         15
13            Bellarmine                                               18-2        214         5
14            Northern State (S.D.)                              21-3        183         7
15            Shippensburg                                          15-3        152         NR
16            Bridgeport                                                17-4        143         20
17            Virginia State                                           17-2        140         9
18            Cal Poly Pomona                                     16-3        137         24
19            Dallas Baptist                                           17-3        110         RV
20            Barry                                                         13-4        78            RV
21            Clark Atlanta                                            18-1        77            22
T22          UNC Pembroke                                        15-4        54            21
T22          Arkansas-Fort Smith                                18-3        54            NR
24            Le Moyne                                                  16-5        33            RV
T25          West Florida                                             18-3        23            T17
T25          Wheeling Jesuit                                        15-4        23            23

Others Receiving Votes: Southern Indiana 21, Carson-Newman 19, St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) 10, Texas A&M-Commerce 9, Minnesota State 7, Dixie State 5, UC-San Diego 5, Fort Lewis 2, Eckerd 2, California Baptist 1.


 

NABC/Division II Rankings
(Jan. 30, 2018 – Poll #10)
Record Points Last
1. Lincoln Memorial, Tenn. (14) 19-1 397 2
2. Queens, N.C. 20-1 380 3
3. Ferris State, Mich. (1) 21-1 367 4
4. Western Oregon (1) 19-1 346 6
5. West Liberty, W.Va. 18-1 340 1
6. Northwest Missouri State 17-2 319 7
7. Morehouse, Ga. 18-0 294 10
8. UT-Permian Basin, Texas 18-2 287 9
9. Bellarmine, Ky. 18-2 268 5
10. West Texas A&M 19-2 258 11
11. Findlay, Ohio 20-2 231 13
12. Valdosta State, Ga. 19-2 216 14
13. Virginia State 17-2 193 8
14. Southern Nazarene, Okla. 16-1 190 16
15. Arkansas-Fort Smith 18-3 154 17
16. Northern State, S.D. 21-3 144 12
17. Fort Lewis, Colo. 17-3 138 21
18. Dallas Baptist, Texas 17-3 120 22
19. Cal Poly Pomona 16-3 115 25
20. West Florida 18-3 108 15
21. Clark Atlanta, Ga. 18-1 88 NR
22. Texas A&M-Commerce 16-4 51 18
23. Shippensburg, Pa. 15-3 34 NR
24. Bridgeport, Conn. 17-4 30 NR
25. Barry, Fla. 13-4 25 NR
Others receiving votes: Wheeling Jesuit (W.Va.) 24, California Baptist 22, Minnesota State 20, Le Moyne (N.Y.) 13, Central Missouri 9, West Chester (Pa.) 5, Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 4, Cal State San Marcos 2, Fairmont State (W.Va.) 2, St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) 2, UNC Pembroke 2, Claflin (S.C.) 1, Dixie State (Utah) 1.

Dropped out: Wheeling Jesuit (19), West Chester (20), Western Washington (23), Claflin (24).

Records are through games of Jan. 28, 2018.

 

About Tyler Williams

I am a senior, Mass Media Arts major with a concentration in Radio, Television, and Film at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA. I plan to pursue a graduate degree following my undergraduate experience where I am interested in studying Sports Management. I am also exploring the field of communications in order to fuse my passion for creativity with my undying love for sports. I stay involved on-campus as I maintain being a full time Division II student-athlete with being active in organizations and activities such as Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., "The Panther" Student Newspaper, etc. Career interests are in fields such as sports management, broadcast journalism, public relations, and strategic communications.

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