Fairmont State begins strong and tops the Week 1 NCAA DII men's basketball power rankings.
||11-0||This team owns a win over last year's semifinalist West Liberty.|
|12-0||The team has secured ten wins by double digits.|
Northwest Mo. St.
|12-0||It is tied for first in the MIAA with Missouri Southern, which is its Thursday opponent.|
|10-1||In each of its last four games, the team has increased point production.|
|12-0||Eight of its 12 games were won on the road.|
|12-1||On Thursday, Tarleton State faces an important road game against Angelo State.|
|10-0||It is winning close games, with five wins by five points or fewer.|
Saginaw Valley State
|11-1||The team is on a two game win streak after its first loss.|
|12-1||The team is coming off a 10-point win over Hawaii Pacific.|
|10-1||So far, its only loss was in overtime to Fairmont State.|
West Texas A&M
|15-1||This team has three victories over ranked opponents.|
|10-1||So far, its only loss was in overtime to Saint Leo.|
|10-1||The team's only loss was to Lynn by a single point.|
|11-0||So far, the team has won its first seven conference games.|
|12-1||It is looking to bounce back against Azusa Pacific after its first loss.|
UC San Diego
|11-2||This team is on a four-game win streak after a loss to Western Washington.|
Note: Rankings reflect games through Jan. 3.