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Point Loma enters DII men’s basketball Power 10 rankings for first time since 2019


It means Nova Southeastern and Indiana (PA) win another week. DII Men’s Basketball’s final two undefeated teams (both with impressive 20-0 records) hold solid positions in the top two spots of the latest Power 10 rankings.

the rest of the bunch? Now let’s say you have work to do in February.

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Many teams suffered at least one big loss, but a few teams suffered multiple losses, which caused a bit of a swing in the rankings this week. The good news is that it’s the home stretch. February means it’s all conference play, and teams have one last chance to improve their resumes before conference tournaments begin.

Regular Season 5th DII Men’s Basketball Power 10 Ranking

(All games until January 29 (Sun))

No. 1 Nova Southeastern | Before: 1: As you know, the Sharks went undefeated last season into the DII Elite Eight and were overwhelmed by Black Hill State. This team is on a mission, so they took that to heart. The Sharks still have him scoring about 107 points per game and winning games by over 30 points every night. They are in the top five in assist/turnover percentage, field goal percentage, and offensive rebounds. This is total domination so far.

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2nd Indiana (PA) | Before: 2: The Crimson Hawks are another team that doesn’t just win, it dominates the competition. His 19.2 score his margin of them is a top five mark in this division as he is allowed 59.2 points per game. Perhaps the scariest part about this team is when asked, “Who’s their best player?” There is no correct answer. The Hawks have four guys who can take over any given night. Do your best to protect it.

No.3 Black Hills State | Previous: 7: After losing to Colorado Mesa, the Yellow Jackets moved up and down, slipping a bit in the final rankings. They got back on track quickly and can be said to be playing better than last year’s semi-final team. A big test awaits with the Colorado School of Mines on February 3rd. Joel Scott and his company need a tough back-to-backer win against nationally-ranked Fort Lewis just 10 days after him.

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No. 4 Northwest Missouri | Before: 8: Yes, the Bearcats have two losses to two very good teams, but we’re not kidding. They lead DII men’s basketball in field goal percentage, he has the third best scoring defense in the country, and is a top-five team in scoring margins. Diego Bernard, the first Bearcats last player from the start of his three-time championship run, stepped up and responded to the demand. He seems to set a new career record for his scoring every night, most recently with 2,000 points he became his fourth Bearcat to join the club.

No. 5 Central Oklahoma | Before: 3: You’re probably wondering how the losing team stumbles a bit. As a simple fact, the Bronchos still have signing wins against a ranked team, where he is 19-2 and arguably the toughest region in DII men’s basketball. Besides, they could still be the number one seed in the region. .

No.6 U Indy | Previous: Unranked: Did you play on a demanding schedule? check. Are you in absolute tears? check. First place in their conference? check. Indeed, the Greyhound is starting to tick all the boxes on his March resume, jumping from the ranks to make his Power 10 debut. The team is doing well and is currently on a 12-game winning streak. This includes his victory over Power 10 UMSL at the time. Greyhounds are a team effort and are not led by one player, making them difficult to defend.

No. 7 UNC Pembroke | Before: First Five Out: The Braves were tough to place. On the one hand, they are his 21-1 record, which is an easy top 10 record. On the other hand, they haven’t exerted enough strength that the Commission is drooling over his March. No matter how you look at it now, 21 wins is amazing. Starting Five is very deep and can be played by everyone. The Emmanuel (GA) showdown in a few weeks will be a big test, but the Braves should be able to run the table well on the back of their momentum (14 straight wins).

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8th (tied) Hillsdale and Lincoln Memorial | Previous: 9 and 4 respectively: These two are only one game down from the last Power 10, but they are still a very strong team. Hillsdale is 19-2 and Railsplitters is 20-2. Their schedule strengths are about the same (although conferences vary), and Lincoln Memorial has the top 10 scoring offense in DII Men’s Basketball, while Hillsdale has the top 10 scoring defense. increase. As you can see, both teams are very similar, and instead of trying to pull either of them apart this week, they were stuck in 8th place.

No. 10 Points Loma | Before: First Five Out: The Sea Lions are doing well, winning 17 straight PacWests and going undefeated. They have been playing a relatively tight schedule and look to be the top team in the Wild West so far. That team let Dalton Hommes take over his DII scene. This version has Kaden Anderson who actually puts up better numbers than the 2019 National Player of the Year (he has 22.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per game).

First 5 outs (in alphabetical order):

  • Augusta: The Jags lost two in a row last week, but are still playing a top 20 strength in the schedule at DII. A game of tournament style play his changer he sees no reason to penalize them so much with Tyshaun Crawford.
  • Angelo State: Both football and baseball teams must have been jealous of being a longtime Power 10 powerhouse. Those Rams have him on a nine-game winning streak in a very demanding schedule, including wins over West Texas A&M and Lubbock Christian.
  • Bentley: A loss to New Haven ultimately prevented the Falcons from entering the Power 10, but they rebounded with three straight wins and are still one of the toughest teams in the division. score is recorded.
  • Colorado School of Mines: A loss to Fort Lewis left the Orediggers out of the Power 10, but a win over Black Hills State this Friday should get them back in no time. Mines fans shouldn’t worry too much about this: it’s balanced and the top 15 of DII men’s basketball aren’t too far off right now.
  • Fort Lewis: The Skyhawks thrashed the Colorado School of Mines and moved one step closer to making the top 10. Akuel Kot is one of the best scorers since he opened in DII Men’s Basketball and this offense can definitely score points.

Missed: San Bernardino, California, West Liberty

Featured Team: Colorado Mesa. This team confuses me a bit, but I’m sure they’re pretty good. 10-game winning streak, but shocked Westminster 8-13.Blaise Threatt and Trevor Baskin are two absolutely great players, but the Mavericks have had some tight games. to play Barring a tough rematch with Colorado School of Mines, Colorado Mesa have a very good chance of winning and will be a threat in both the RMAC and national tournaments.

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