Jaguars Ranked 21st In The Nation

Jaguars Ranked 21st In The Nation

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta State returned to the national rankings Tuesday for the first time since the end of the 2010-11 season when the Jaguars landed at the No. 21 spot in the third regular-season poll of the 2012-13 season.

The ASU Men's Basketball program, in its ninth season under head coach Dip Metress, is off to a 4-0 start. After opening with three straight home wins over Bowie State, Coastal Georgia and Benedict, respectively, the Jags picked up their first road win on Sunday, Dec. 2 with a 73-67 non-conference victory at Virginia Union in Richmond, Va.

The appearance in the national rankings marked the 66th time the Jags have been ranked among the country's top 25 teams since the beginning of the 2007-08 season.

From 2007-2011, ASU appeared in every national poll for four straight seasons. The Jags cracked the top 10 43 times and were ranked among the top five on 27 occasions.

The Jags lift the lid on their Peach Belt Conference schedule this weekend when they travel to Greenwood, S.C., to take on Lander on Saturday, Dec. 8. Tip off from Horne Arena is slated for 3:30 p.m.

 
NABC Coaches Poll
(as of Tuesday, Dec. 4)

Record Pts. Pvs.

1. West Liberty, W.Va. Hilltoppers (13) 6-0 393 1

2. Washburn (Kan.) Ichabods (1) 6-0 377 2

3. Metropolitan State (Colo.) Roadrunners (1) 5-0 361 3

4. Alabama-Huntsville Chargers (1) 7-1 338 4

5. Bellarmine (Ky.) Knights (1) 5-0 336 5

6. Western Washington Vikings 6-0 326 6

7. Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles 4-0 295 8

8. Seattle Pacific (Wash.) Falcons 7-1 266 13

9. Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 6-0 264 14

10. Barton (N.C.) Bulldogs 7-0 255 11

11. Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) Railsplitters 6-0 232 12

12. Northwest Missouri State Bearcats 6-0 205 17

13. Findlay (Ohio) Oilers 4-1 157 16

14. St. Cloud State (Minn.) Huskies 4-0 154 22

15. Franklin Pierce (N.H.) Ravens 5-1 150 7

16. Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers 4-0 148 19

17. Indianapolis (Ind.) Greyhounds 6-0 131 24

18. Winona State (Minn.) Warriors 6-2 125 9

19. Christian Brothers (Tenn.) Buccaneers 4-1 116 10

20. Minnesota State Mavericks 5-0 85 NR

21. AUGUSTA STATE JAGUARS 4-0 72 NR

22. Indiana (Pa.) Crimson Hawks 5-1 60 15

23. North Alabama Lions 7-0 41 NR

24. Assumption (Mass.) Greyhounds 7-0 40 NR

25. West Texas A&M Buffs 7-1 36 18

Others receiving votes: Drury (Mo.) 30, Tarleton State (Texas) 25, Alaska-Anchorage 24, Winston-Salem State (N.C.) 24, Fort Lewis (Colo.) 14, Harding (Ark.) 13, Post (Conn.) 12, Tampa (Fla.) 11, Benedict (S.C.) 10, Newman (Kan.) 9, Wayne State (Mich.) 9, Chico State (Calif.) 7, Cal State-San Bernardino (Calif.) 5, Colorado Mesa 5, Missouri-St. Louis 5, Florida Southern 4, King (Tenn.) 4, Edinboro (Pa.) 3, Massachusetts-Lowell 3, Henderson State (Ark.) 2. 

Dropped out: Saint Leo (20), Montevallo (21), Stonehill (23), Alaska-Anchorage (25)

*Records are through games of Sunday, Dec. 2

 
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