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David Boyce | NCAA.com | February 24, 2016

Division II Men's Basketball: Power Rankings, Week 8

  Northwest Missouri State moves into the power rankings after winning its third straight MIAA title.

NCAA.com presents a weekly edition of DII men's basketball power rankings. Here is this week's top-16 teams with their records through Feb. 23.

Rank Team Record Comments Previous
1 Wheeling Jesuit 26-1 Mountain East showdown at West Liberty on Saturday 1
2 Augustana (S.D.) 24-2 Set single-season record in conf. wins in NSIC with 21   2
3 Lincoln Memorial 24-2 Won fourth straight SAC regular season title       4
4 West Liberty    24-2 Has won nine straight since 2-game losing streak 5
5 Minn.St.-Moorhead 27-4 Finished regular season with four straight wins 8
6 Fairmont State  23-3 Thomas Wimbush had 24 points, 9 rebounds in 11-pt win 9
7 Fort Lewis 23-3 Eleven straight wins leads to RMAC regular-season title 10
8 Western Oregon 24-3 First perfect home record since 1994-95 3
9 Queens (N.C.)   23-3 Looks to bounce back after home loss to Lincoln Memorial 6
10 Kentucky Wesleyan 23-3 17-0 at home; concludes regular season on the road 12
11 Bellarmine  22-4 Clinched at least tie for first in GLVC East Division 11
12 Chico State  21-4 Bounced back from Cal Poly Pomona loss with win the next day 7
13 Ashland      23-4 Clinched GLIAC South Division for first time 16
14 Northwest Missouri State 20-5 Has won 10 straight MIAA games; 3rd straight MIAA title NR
15 Midwestern State 20-5 Recovered from 4-game losing streak with four straight wins NR
16 Saginaw Valley State 22-5 Clinched at least share of GLIAC title, 1st since 1984-85 14

 

 

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