Jags Move Up In National Poll

Jags Move Up In National Poll

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- – The Augusta State men's basketball program made history again Tuesday when the Jaguars moved up to No. 3 in the third NABC poll of the regular season, according to a release from the organization's headquarters in Kansas City, Mo.

The ranking is the highest in school history for the Jaguars, who are off to a 3-0 start this season and host Virginia Union Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

The top two teams remained the same for the third straight week, but losses by the third and seventh-ranked teams caused a shuffle in rest of the top 10. The end result has teams from the Peach Belt Conference holding two of the top three spots and a significant group of teams from the Great Lakes Valley Conference dotting the second half of this week's poll.

Findlay and USC Aiken retained the top two spots after those squads opened conference play with wins, but Central Oklahoma lost at West Texas A&M to fall four spots to No. 7. Augusta State moved into UCO's spot at No. 3, while Southwest Baptist and Gannon also moved up one spot apiece to fill out the top five.

Minnesota State vaulted to sixth thanks to the losses by UCO and last week's No. 7 team, Grand Valley State. Central Oklahoma is then followed by Brigham Young-Hawaii, LIU-C.W. Post and the only new entry to the top 10 this week, Catawba.

Grand Valley State starts the second ten at No. 11, followed by Central Washington, Arkansas-Monticello, Kentucky Wesleyan and North Alabama, who edged Northern Kentucky for the No. 15 spot. Pittsburgh-Johnstown comes in at No. 17 and Missouri Southern, off to a 9-0 start, enters the poll for the first time this season at No. 18. Saint Martin's and Ouachita Baptist rounded out the second ten.

While the PBC has USC Aiken and Augusta State in the top three, the GLVC has four teams in the top 25 in Kentucky Wesleyan, Northern Kentucky and newcomers Bellarmine (No. 21) and Southern Indiana (No. 25).

This week's poll does not include two schools which have held lengthy appearances in the Top 25. Winona State, which had been ranked in each of the last 43 polls, fell out of the Top 25 after losing twice last week to fall to 4-4 on the season. Bentley suffered its third loss of the season Saturday to New Haven and saw its run of 30 straight weeks in the poll come to an end.


NABC Coaches Poll
(through games of Dec. 7, 2008) 

                                         Record        Points       Pvs. 

1. Findlay (Ohio) (8)                      5-0          200           1 
2. USC Aiken                               4-0          190           2 

3. AUGUSTA STATE                           3-0          183           4 
4. Southwest Baptist (Mo.)                 7-0          178           5 
5. Gannon (Pa.)                            4-0          163           6 
6. Minnesota State                         8-1          156           8 
7. Central Oklahoma                        8-1          142           3 
8. BYU-Hawaii                              3-0          140           9 
9. C.W. Post (N.Y.)                        4-0          134          10 
10. Catawba                                8-0          129          14 
11. Grand Valley State                     6-1          124           7 
12. Central Washington                     4-1          101          19 
13. Arkansas-Monticello                    8-0          97           23 
14. Kentucky Wesleyan                      7-1          83           12 
15. North Alabama                          6-2          60           11 
16. Northern Kentucky                      5-2          58           20 
17. Pittsburgh-Johnstown                   6-1          57           15 
18. Missouri Southern                      9-0          52           NR          
19. Saint Martin's (Wash.)                 9-2          49           25 
20. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)                7-1          45           NR 
21. Bellarmine (Ky.)                       5-0          27           NR 
22. Cal State-Dominguez Hills              7-0          26           NR 
23. Elizabeth City State                   8-0          25           NR 
24. Valdosta State (Ga.)                   8-1          24           NR 
25. Southern Indiana                       9-2          19           NR 

Others receiving votes: Drury (Mo.) 18, Tampa (Fla.) 12, West Liberty State (W.Va.) 12, Arkansas Tech 11, Bentley (Mass.) 10, Southwestern Oklahoma State 10, Edinboro (Pa.) 9, Angelo State (Texas) 7, Northern State (S.D.) 7, Clayton State (Ga.) 5, Merrimack (Mass.) 5, Benedict (S.C.) 4, St. Edward's (Texas) 4, San Francisco State (Calif.) 3, Augustana (S.D.) 2, Francis Marion (S.C.) 2, Northern Michigan 2, West Texas A&M 2, Western Washington 2, Ashland (Ohio) 1, Southwest Minnesota State 1.

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