Men’s Basketball Ranked 23rd in NABC/DII Coaches Poll

Men’s Basketball Ranked 23rd in NABC/DII Coaches Poll

Philadelphia, PA-Philadelphia University’s men’s basketball was recently ranked 23rd in a 2010-11 preseason poll by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The team finished last season with a final record of 27-8 with a conference record of 16-1 (CACC).

The two teams that faced off in last year’s NCAA Division II national championship game head up the list, as defending champion Cal Poly Pomona has been tabbed as the No. 1 team and Indiana (Pa.), the team the Broncos dispatched in the finals, came in at second in the rankings (John Kean, Missouri SID).

NABC/Division II Coaches Poll (November 3, 2010 – Pre-Season Poll)

Record* Points Pvs*

1. Cal Poly Pomona (6 first place votes) 28-6 198 NR
2. Indiana, Pa. 33-3 175 2
3. Findlay, Ohio (2 first place votes) 23-7 170 NR
4. Bellarmine, Ky. 23-9 168 19
5. Grand Valley State, Mich. 22-9 148 NR
6. Florida Southern 25-5 143 13
7. Bentley, Mass. 26-7 139 NR
8. St. Cloud State, Minn. 29-6 121 16
9. Winona State, Minn. 20-10 120 NR
10. Seattle Pacific, Wash. 22-6 113 18
11. Tarleton State, Texas 24-8 106 NR
12. West Liberty, W.Va. 29-3 94 10
13. Arkansas Tech 30-2 89 1
14. South Carolina Aiken 20-11 80 NR
15. Metropolitan State, Colo. 23-7 77 21
16. Central Missouri 27-4 74 7
17. Rollins, Fla. 27-6 67 11
18. Central Oklahoma 22-7 62 NR
19. Saint Joseph’s, Ind. 20-12 53 NR
20. Midwestern State, Texas 31-3 48 3
21. Alabama-Huntsville 23-7 44 NR
22. Merrimack, Mass. 21-9 39 NR
23. Philadelphia, Pa. 27-8 33 NR
24. Montevallo, Ala. 25-8 25 NR
25. Clark Atlanta, Ga. 24-7 23 22

Others receiving votes: Drury (Mo.) 22, Anderson (S.C.) 21, Fort Hays State (Kan.) 20, BYU-Hawaii 17, Kentucky Wesleyan 17, Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) 16, Winston-Salem State (N.C.) 15, Virginia Union 14, Mount Olive (N.C.) 9, Minnesota State 8, Augusta State (Ga.) 7, West Virginia State 5, Kutztown (Pa.) 4, Valdosta State (Ga.) 4, Cal State-San Bernardino 3, Augustana (S.D.) 2, Central State (Ohio) 2, Central Washington 2, Adelphi (N.Y.) 1, Nebraska-Omaha 1.

*Records are final from 2009-10 season.  Previous ranking was final ranking of last season, released on March 9.

http://www.nabc.org/coaches_corner/coaches_corner-polls-div2.html

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