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Morehouse and CAU move up in Coaches Poll

Top 25 showdown on the horizon

Morehouse and CAU move up in Coaches Poll

There’s no guarantee but when Clark Atlanta  University and Morehouse meet on February 8, it could be a meeting of two top 25 teams.  The latest NABC Coaches Poll was released on Tuesday and Morehouse (18-0) is up three spots to number seven.  The Maroon Tigers are the only unbeaten team remaining in Division II Basketball.

Their AUC neighbor made its first appearance in the poll this season.  Clark Atlanta University (18-1) is now ranked as the number 21 team in the country. These two schools will meet for the first of two regular-season meetings on February 8 on CAU’s home court.

A slip and a dip

Virginia State (17-2) took a bit of a tumble in the rankings, falling five spots to number 13 after a loss to Bowie State on Saturday.  Claflin (17-5), losers of four straight games after a 17-1 start, have fallen from the rankings completely.

1 Lincoln Memorial (14) 19-1 397 2
2 Queens (N.C.) 20-1 380 3
3 Ferris State (1) 21-1 367 4
4 Western Oregon (1) 19-1 346 6
5 West Liberty 18-1 340 1
6 Northwest Missouri State 17-2 319 7
7 Morehouse 18-0 294 10
8 UT-Permian Basin 18-2 287 9
9 Bellarmine 18-2 268 5
10 West Texas A&M 19-2 258 11
11 Findlay 20-2 231 13
12 Valdosta State 19-2 216 14
13 Virginia State 17-2 193 8
14 Southern Nazarene 16-1 190 16
15 Arkansas-Fort Smith 18-3 154 17
16 Northern State 21-3 144 12
17 Fort Lewis 17-3 138 21
18 Dallas Baptist 17-3 120 22
19 Cal Poly Pomona 16-3 115 25
20 West Florida 18-3 108 15
21 Clark Atlanta 18-1 88 NR
22 Texas A&M-Commerce 16-4 51 18
23 Shippensburg 15-3 34 NR
24 Bridgeport 17-4 30 NR
25 Barry 13-4 25 NR

Women’s Poll

If the best HBCU Division II basketball resides in Atlanta for the men, then it’s definitely VA for the women.  Virginia Union remains the number four team in the country in the WBCA Coaches Poll.  Virginia State moves up two spots this week from number 25 to number 23 as the only other ranked HBCU.

RANK SCHOOL POINTS RECORD PREVIOUS
1 Ashland (24) 600 20-0 1
2 Lubbock Christian 573 19-1 2
3 Bentley 546 19-1 3
4 Virginia Union 506 19-1 4
5 Carson-Newman 504 20-1 5
6 Central Missouri 470 17-1 7
7 Augustana (SD) 451 19-1 8
8 Alaska Anchorage 400 19-1 9
9 Drury 390 18-2 10
10 Southwestern Oklahoma State 372 18-1 11
10 Union (TN) 372 20-1 12
12 Glenville State 330 19-1 13
13 Indiana (PA) 327 17-2 6
14 California (PA) 258 18-3 14
15 Edinboro 237 16-2 15
16 Southern Indiana 205 17-2 20
17 Michigan Tech 190 16-3 18
18 Azusa Pacific 176 21-3 19
19 University of the Sciences 172 19-2 21
20 North Alabama 146 18-2 22
21 Central Oklahoma 107 17-3 16
22 Wingate 90 16-3 23
23 Virginia State 75 17-2 25
24 Grand Valley State 63 17-3 24
25 West Texas A&M 60 16-4 17
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