November 27, 2019 - 10:37 am - Posted in Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Hustlin’ Owls of Oregon Tech move up one spot to earn the No. 1 spot in the latest edition of the 2019-20 NAIA DII Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Owls outscored their preseason opponents by an average of 31 points per game.

Morningside (Iowa) moved in to the No. 2 spot this week. The Mustangs have quality wins over Indiana Tech, Cornerstone (Mich.), and Benedictine (Kan.).

Elsewhere in the GPAC, Dakota Wesleyan stayed in the 6 spot, and Dordt jumped two spots to 23. Northwestern and Mount Marty received votes.

2019-2020 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 – Poll 1 (Nov. 27)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st PLACE VOTES] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 2 Oregon Tech [10] 9-0 311
2 4 Morningside (Iowa) [1] 7-0 302
3 4 Indiana Wesleyan [1] 7-1 293
4 8 Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 9-0 281
5 3 College of Idaho 6-2 267
6 6 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 5-0 260
7 1 Spring Arbor (Mich.) 5-2 252
8 11 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 8-1 236
9 9 Madonna (Mich.) 7-2 212
10 15 Marian (Ind.) 5-1 210
11 RV Washington Adventist (Md.) 6-1 207
12 NR Ottawa (Kan.) 8-0 201
13 RV Ave Maria (Fla.) 7-0 188
14 11 Cornerstone (Mich.) 7-2 173
15 24 Saint Francis (Ind.) 10-0 172
16 10 IU Kokomo (Ind.) 7-2 168
17 18 Southern Oregon 4-2 151
18 21 Warner (Fla.) 8-1 143
19 RV Bethel (Ind.) 8-0 137
20 NR St. Ambrose (Iowa) 7-1 108
21 17 Union (Ky.) 5-3 102
22 NR Bethel (Kan.) 9-1 97
23 25 Dordt (Iowa) 6-3 91
24 RV Corban (Ore.) 6-3 75
25 NR Saint Xavier (Ill.) 7-1 68

Dropped Out: Oklahoma Wesleyan, Indiana East, Bellevue (Neb.)

Receiving Votes: Michigan-Dearborn 56, Indiana Southeast 44, Northwestern (Iowa) 43, Antelope Valley (Calif.) 31, Kansas Wesleyan 16, Oklahoma Wesyalan 13, Cal Maritime 12, Eastern Oregon 11, Southeastern (Fla.) 8, Holy Cross (Ind.) 7, Mount Marty (S.D.) 5, Montreat (N.C.) 5, Lourdes (Ohio) 4, Indiana East 3

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