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  • Top 25 - Women's and Men's

    In the women's rankings, #1, #2, and #3 are all from the Midwest region. One reason I'm not a huge fan of the way the NCAA tournament works on the D2 level. Doesn't D3 do it more similarly to D1?

    GV men come off an exciting game on Thursday night (down 13 in 2nd half vs. Michigan Tech, came back to win by 2 in OT, 95-93). Team is coming around and really hitting a stride. Only blemishes on record are @ UIndy and @ Ferris State. Top of GLIAC at this point.

    GV women are gonna have to stay flawless, beat Ashland when they come to Allendale, and hope for help to host the GLIAC tournament again (maybe from Ferris? They've been playing tough in Big Rapids lately).

    UIndy men had a big win this week (or late last week, correct me if I'm wrong) vs. #1 Bellarmine. Should be a good boost in the rankings for them.

    Chime in folks. Enjoy reading what other's are thinking about the rankings with about a month or so left in the season.


    NCAA D2 Women's Basketball Rankings as of January 19, 2020
    1 Drury (21) 16-0 573 1
    2 Ashland (2) 17-0 554 3
    3 Grand Valley State 16-1 513 4
    4 Texas A&M-Commerce 17-0 506 6
    5 Alaska Anchorage 18-1 461 7
    6 Indiana (Pa) 16-1 447 8
    7 Lee 17-1 430 9
    8 Hawaii Pacific 16-1 385 11
    9 Lubbock Christian 14-2 374 2
    10 Fort Hays State 15-2 358 13
    11 Sioux Falls 17-2 322 14
    12 Virginia Union 13-2 291 5
    13 Anderson (SC) 14-2 266 16
    14 North Georgia 14-2 250 10
    15 Westminster 15-2 249 17
    16 Southeastern Oklahoma State 12-2 239 18
    17 Benedict 15-2 160 21
    18 Azusa Pacific 14-3 144 19
    19 Walsh 16-2 140 23
    20 Adelphi 16-2 130 12
    21 West Texas A&M 16-3 125 25
    22 Colorado Mesa 15-2 83 NR
    23 Catawba 14-2 51 NR
    24 Notre Dame (OH) 15-1 42 NR
    25 Tampa 12-3 41 NR
    Dropped Out: No. 15 Emporia State (12-4); No. 20 California (PA) (13-4); No. 22 Bowie State (15-2); No. 24 Bentley (13-4).

    Others receiving votes: California (PA) (13-4) 40; Emporia State (12-4) 38; University of the Sciences (15-3) 34; Central Missouri (13-3) 29; Bowie State (15-2) 22; Delta State (14-2) 19; Central Oklahoma (14-3) 17; St. Thomas Aquinas (14-3) 17; Cal State San Marcos (14-3) 15; Lander (12-3) 13; Bentley (13-4) 6; Belmont Abbey (15-2) 4; Lincoln (PA) (16-3) 2.
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    NCAA D2 Men's Basketball Rankings as of January 19, 2020
    1 Bellarmine (16) 14-0 400 1
    2 Northwest Missouri State 16-1 384 2
    3 Lincoln Memorial 17-1 364 3
    4 West Texas A&M 17-1 351 4
    5 UC San Diego 17-1 339 5
    6 St. Edward's 16-1 322 6
    7 Indiana (Pa) 15-1 303 7
    8 Nova Southeastern 13-2 279 9
    9 Florida Southern 15-2 263 11
    10 St. Thomas Aquinas 16-2 255 13
    11 Grand Valley State 15-2 240 15
    12 Azusa Pacific 14-3 203 17
    13 Ferris State 18-3 194 8
    14 Jefferson 15-2 162 22
    15 Missouri Southern 14-3 150 10
    16 Alabama Huntsville 14-3 146 21
    17 Bridgeport 14-2 132 24
    18 Missouri-St. Louis 15-2 131 18
    19 Chico State 13-3 100 25
    20 DBU 14-3 93 16
    21 Charleston (WV) 14-2 62 NR
    22 West Chester 14-3 55 12
    23 Dixie State 14-3 47 NR
    24 Queens (NC) 13-3 44 NR
    25 Cal Poly Pomona 14-3 40 20
    Others receiving votes: Walsh (Ohio) 23, Indianapolis (Ind.) 20, Point Loma (Calif.) 14, Shippensburg (Pa.) 13, Barry (Fla.) 12, Bentley (Mass.) 10, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.) 10, Rogers State (Okla.) 7, Valdosta State (Ga.) 7, West Liberty (W.Va.) 6, UNC Pembroke 4, Northern State (S.D.) 3, Cal State San Bernardino 1, Southeastern Oklahoma State 1.

    Dropped out: Bentley (14), Barry (19), Indianapolis (23).

  • #2
    On the women's side:
    Drury, Ashland and Grand Valley will each finish this season deserving to host a regional instead of fighting to get out of the same one. The pressure is a little higher for these teams knowing just one loss in conference games will cost their school and community a tremendous opportunity come tourney time.

    On the mens side:
    I think UMSL, Indy and SBU will be serious contenders to end Bellarmine's Impressive run of GLVC Championships - especially considering these games will be played on a neutral floor.

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    • #3
      Tonght, the Lady Panthers finally looked good shooting the ball by hitting open shots. They shot 52.4%, including 10 for 21 from 3 in the first half. The starters played less than half the game and Drury still scored 116.

      Diestelkamp grabbed her 1000th rebound tonight and will likely score her 2000th point Saturday.

      Meanwhile, Bellarmine is upset by "Lincoln IL junior College".

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      • #4
        Another huge Ashland win on the road vs #3 Grand Valley by 25. Not sure what else this team needs to show they are the best team in the country.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by unc4life View Post
          Another huge Ashland win on the road vs #3 Grand Valley by 25. Not sure what else this team needs to show they are the best team in the country.
          That was an impressive win by Ashland. However, Drury will have something to say about who is the best team before this season is over. They beat the number 2 team in the conference by 51 and their offense is catching up to their defense - which statistically, IS the best in the nation. All this while playing the 4th toughest schedule in the nation.

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          • #6
            I’m not sure comparing a 25 point win vs the #3 team in the country compares to a 50 point win vs an average Lewis team that AU beat by 30 plus also. The GLVC is down this year, at this point does another GLVC deserve a Midwest region spot?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by unc4life View Post
              I’m not sure comparing a 25 point win vs the #3 team in the country compares to a 50 point win vs an average Lewis team that AU beat by 30 plus also. The GLVC is down this year, at this point does another GLVC deserve a Midwest region spot?
              All debateable points. But declaring Ashland is the best team is a bit premature.

              Home courts for Ashland and Drury are among the toughest in the nation. Hopefully we host.
              Last edited by crazznewt; 02-08-2020, 04:57 PM.

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              • #8
                "What keeps Drury in the top spot is that the Panthers have played the third-toughest schedule in DII women's basketball" Wayne Cavadi, NCAA.COM

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                • #9
                  Number 3 Texas A&M Commerce falls to West Texas A&M for their first loss this season 58-55.
                  The Lady Panthers beat West Texas A&M 71-44 earlier this season on a neutral floor.

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