Top 25 Poll - No. 1
Following Indiana Wesleyan in the top five is second-ranked Northwood with 358 points and five first-place votes. No. 3 Davenport (Mich.) captured the remaining three first-place nods and 357 points. Grace (Ind.) and Dordt (Iowa) were two of the biggest movers this week as the Lancers improved five spots to No. 4 and Dordt slid up 11 positions to No. 5.
Six teams hold an undefeated record led by the 10-0 log of Dordt. No. 8 (tie) McPherson (Kan.) is tied with Dordt for the most wins on the season with a 10-1 mark.
There are seven new teams from the Preseason Top 25: No. 13 Northwest (Wash.), No. 14 Mount Mercy (Iowa), No. 17 Warner Pacific (Ore.), No. 19 Goshen (Ind.), No. 23 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.), No. 24 Reinhardt (Ga.) and No. 25 Daemen (N.Y.).
The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and independents. The second regular-season Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll will be announced on Dec. 5.
Notes: (All information dates back to 2000) No. 1 Indiana Wesleyan becomes the fourth-different team since the start of 2010-11 season to earn the top spot... Embry-Riddle (Fla.) owns the most No. 1 rankings with 17; No. 6 Oregon Tech, Oklahoma Wesleyan and former NAIA member Walsh (Ohio) have posted 12 mentions at No. 1... Oregon Tech is listed with the longest active streak in the Top 25 at 77-straight weeks -- the last time the Hustlin' Owls were not ranked was on Jan. 11, 2005... In second place is Northwood with 42-consecutive mentions.
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)||2011 RECORD||TOTAL POINTS|
|1||2||Indiana Wesleyan (7)||7-0||367|
|2||1||Northwood (Fla.) (5)||4-1||358|
|3||3||Davenport (Mich.) (2)||8-0||357|
|14||RV||Mount Mercy (Iowa)||8-1||220|
|15||13||Saint Francis (Ind.)||5-3||193|
|17||NR||Warner Pacific (Ore.)||5-2||173|
|20||16||Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)||4-2||148|
|23||RV||Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)||6-2||74|