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MSSU Men's basketball earns highest-ever ranking; sit No. 2 in the NABC Div. II Poll

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern men's basketball program has moved up to its highest-ever ranking as the Lions are now ranked second in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II Poll. 

The Lions were No. 4 in the preseason poll, which was the previous high point for a men's basketball program at Missouri Southern. Southern finished the 1999-2000 season ranked fifth nationally and started the 2000-01 season ranked seventh in the preseason poll. 

The Lions have been ranked 41 times in the program's history. The most consecutive weeks Southern spent in the poll is ten-straight weeks, which is its current streak dating back to last year. 

The Lions will open up MIAA play Wednesday night against Truman State in the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center at 7:30 pm. 

The complete poll is listed below. 

1.

Bellarmine (Ky.)

5-0

200

2.

Missouri Southern

6-0

188

3.

Metropolitan State (Colo.)

5-0

174

4.

Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.)

6-0

171

5.

Southern Indiana

4-0

158

6.

Humboldt State (Calif.)

4-0

147

7.

Alabama-Huntsville

3-1

146

8.

Indiana (Pa.)

4-0

128

9.

Kentucky Wesleyan

4-0

127

10.

Benedict (S.C.)

2-0

119

11.

Colorado School of Mines

3-0

110

12.

Georgia Southwestern

5-0

109

13.

Findlay (Ohio)

3-1

103

14.

West Liberty (W.Va.)

4-1

102

15.

Arkansas Tech

3-0

85

16.

Tarleton State (Texas)

4-1

73

17.

Bowie State (Md.)

3-1

62

18.

Augustana (S.D.)

3-1

48

19.

Seattle Pacific (Wash.)

5-1

37

20.

Winona State (Minn.)

4-1

32

21.

Alaska-Anchorage

1-2

25

22.

Florida Southern

3-1

24

23.

Cal Poly Pomona

2-0

23

24.

Fort Hays State (Kan.)

6-0

22

25. 

Rollins (Fla.)

4-0

21

 
 
   

Others receiving votes: Hillsdale (Mich.) 20, Grand Canyon (Ariz.) 16, Montevallo (Ala.) 16, Northern Kentucky 16, Charleston (W.Va.) 15, Quincy (Ill.) 14, Central Missouri 13, Lewis (Ill.) 13, Bentley (Mass.) 9, LIU-C.W. Post (N.Y.) 8, Midwestern State (Texas) 7, Arkansas-Monticello 6, Georgia College & State 6, Western Washington 5, Christian Brothers (Tenn.) 2.

Dropped out: BYU-Hawaii (3), Central Oklahoma (11), Saint Rose (20), Massachusetts-Lowell (23), Queens, N.C. (25).

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