March 11, 2014

Men's basketball moves back into NCAA Division II Rankings at No. 19

Joplin, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern men's basketball team, fresh off a 2014 MIAA Basketball Tournament Championship, is back in the national rankings this week as the Lions moved into the final poll of 2014 at No. 19. 

This is the second time the Lions have been ranked this year as the team was ranked 22nd in late January. Southern has been ranked 55 times in the program's history. The most consecutive weeks the Lions have spent in the poll is 23-straight weeks, which covers part of the 2010-11/2011-12 seasons. 

Southern is the No. 3 seed at the NCAA Division II Central Regional this weekend in Mankato, Minn. The No. 1 seed Mavericks are ranked ninth nationally and Central Missouri is ranked 20th, one spot behind the Lions. The fourth seed in the regional, Winona State, is receiving votes in the national poll. 

The Lions open up the tournament at Noon this Saturday against Fort Hays State. 

 

Team

Record

Points

1.

Metropolitan State (Colo.)

28-1

400

2.

East Stroudsburg (Pa.)

28-1

380

3.

Tarleton State (Texas)

27-2

369

4.

Southern Connecticut State

27-2

341

5.

South Carolina Aiken

29-3

334

6.

Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.)

27-2

300

7.

West Liberty (W.Va.)

26-3

297

8.

Drury (Mo.)

25-3

287

9.

Minnesota State

29-4

280

10.

Florida Southern

26-4

247

11.

Seattle Pacific (Wash.)

26-5

213

12.

Indianapolis (Ind.)

23-4

211

13.

Colorado School of Mines

24-4

196

14.

Southern Indiana

25-5

183

15.

Indiana (Pa.)

23-4

178

16.

Cal State-San Bernardino

23-4

165

17.

California Baptist

24-3

160

18.

Montevallo (Ala.)

24-5

123

19.

Missouri Southern

24-5

109

20.

Central Missouri

24-5

97

21.

Findlay (Ohio)

24-5

65

22.

Wisconsin-Parkside

23-6

45

23.

Midwestern State (Texas)

22-7

40

24.

Cal Poly Pomona

21-6

36

25.

Lake Superior State (Mich.)

26-5

34

 
 
   

Dropped out: Lewis (23), Delta State (25).

Others receiving votes: Delta State (Miss.) 27, Philadelphia (Pa.) 16, Lewis (Ill.) 11, Charleston (W.Va.) 8, Winona State (Minn.) 8, Chico State (Calif.) 7, Livingstone (N.C.) 7, Bellarmine (Ky,.) 5, Dixie State (Utah) 4, Michigan Tech 4, Saint Leo (Fla.) 4, Arkansas-Fort Smith 3, North Alabama 3, Cal State-Stanislaus 2, Texas A&M International 1.