Washburn Falls To 8th Following First Loss Of Season

By: Washburn Sports Information (Posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)
By: Washburn Sports Information (Posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Washburn Ichabods slipped from No. 2 to No. 8 remaining in the top 10 for the fifth-straight week in the latest NABC Top 25 coaches poll which was released on Tuesday. Washburn will be back in action at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 2 in Lee Arena when they will face Emporia State.

The Washburn Ichabods dropped to the eighth-spot after their loss at undefeated Newman who jumped from unranked to No. 18 in the poll. The Ichabods have been in the top 10 in the national rankings 50 times while being ranked in the top 25 a total of 92 times since joining the NCAA ranks.

The Ichabods are the only MIAA team ranked in the top 25.

NABC/Division II Men's Basketball Poll
(Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 -- Regular Season Poll #5)
The weekly poll is being conducted by 16 members of the NABC, two representing each of the eight NCAA Division II regions.

All records are through games of Sunday, Dec. 16. The next poll will be released Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Team Record Points

1. West Liberty (W.Va.) 8-0 395 (13 first place votes)
2. Metropolitan State (Colo.) 9-0 378 (1 first place vote)
3. Alabama-Huntsville 7-1 364 (1 first place vote)
4. Bellarmine (Ky.) 8-0 352 (1 first place vote)
5. Western Washington 7-0 344

6. Cal Poly Pomona 8-0 325

7. Seattle Pacific (Wash.) 8-1 298

8. Washburn (Kan.) 7-1 266

9. Kentucky Wesleyan 6-0 257

10. Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 7-1 244

11. Indianapolis (Ind.) 7-0 239

12. Augusta State (Ga.) 5-0 229

13. Assumption (Mass.) 8-0 183

14. Drury (Mo.) 7-0 172

15. Barton (N.C.) 7-1 156

16. Indiana (Pa.) 6-1 148

17. Southern Indiana 6-1 142

18. Newman (Kan.) 9-0 121

19. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 7-1 109

20. Lincoln Memorial (Tenn.) 7-1 95

21. Minnesota State 8-1 85

22. Tampa (Fla.) 8-0 81

23. Winston-Salem State (N.C.) 7-2 52

24. Findlay (Ohio) 6-2 36

25. Alaska-Anchorage 8-2 33

Dropped out: Northwest Missouri State (10).

Others receiving votes: Adams State (Colo.) 31, Florida Southern 22, Cal State-San Bernardino 8, West Texas A&M 6, Fort Lewis (Colo.) 4, Grand Canyon (Ariz.) 4, Michigan Tech 4, Northwest Missouri State 4, North Alabama 3, Augustana (S.D.) 2, Harding (Ark.) 2, Minnesota State-Moorhead 2, Shepherd (W.Va.) 2, Rollins (Fla.) 1, Winona State (Minn.) 1.


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