MSSU #22 in latest NABC national rankings

The Lions (9-1) have won 9 straight games
MSSU #22 in latest NABC national rankings

The Missouri Southern men’s basketball team is back in the NABC National Rankings for the first time since the preseason poll.

The Lions (9-1) are #22 in the latest NABC poll released on Tuesday. Southern has won 9 straight games after dropping their season opener back in November.

In addition to being #22 in the NABC poll, MSSU is also #15 in the D2SIDA rankings.

Northwest Missouri State is the only other MIAA team to make either of the two national polls. The Bearcats are #2 in both the NABC and D2SIDA rankings. Northwest and Missouri Southern will only meet once in the regular season, which will be on February 2nd.

RELEASE FROM MISSOURI SOUTHERN ATHLETICS:

Joplin, Mo. — The Missouri Southern men’s basketball team was already ranked last week in the media poll and now are ranked in both polls as the Lions come in at No. 22 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches poll and no. 15 in the D2SIDA media poll this week.

In the history of the NABC Poll, the Lions have been ranked 57 times in the program’s history, including high of 23 consecutive weeks. The team has been No. 1 once (in the 2011 season).

The Lions are 9-1 this year and are ranked fifth in the latest Massey College Basketball Ratings.

Southern is one of two teams from the MIAA ranked in both polls as Northwest Missouri is ranked No. 2 in both polls. The complete rankings for each poll are listed below.

The Lions will be back in action on December 19 as Southern plays host to Upper Iowa at noon.

NABC Poll – December 11, 2018

Team (1st place votes)
Record
Points
Previous

1
Bellarmine (16)
7-0
400
1

2
Northwest Missouri State
10-0
383
2

3
Indiana (Pa.)
9-0
366
3

4
Saint Anselm
8-0
352
4

5
Valdosta State
8-0
337
6

6
Nova Southeastern
6-0
307
9

7
UC San Diego
8-1
294
10

8
USC Aiken
9-0
267
12

9
Cal Poly Pomona
4-1
221
13

10
Florida Southern
6-1
213
15

11
Southern Nazarene
9-1
206
5

12
Barry
6-1
197
16

13
West Texas A&M
10-2
178
7

14
Findlay
8-1
175
17

15
Morehouse
7-1
163
18

16
Ashland
8-0
160
19

17
Bentley
8-1
137
14

18
West Liberty
7-2
130
8

19
Queens (NC)
9-2
115
21

20
Chaminade
5-0
97
22

21
St. Thomas Aquinas (NY)
8-1
91
23

22
Missouri Southern
9-1
76
NR

23
Saint Martin’s
8-1
72
24

24
St. Edward’s
9-1
70
NR

25
Shippensburg
8-2
64
11

D2SIDA Media Poll – December 11, 2018

Team (1st place votes)
Points
Record
Previous

1
Bellarmine (11)
370
7-0
1

2
Northwest Missouri State (4)
364
10-0
2

3
Indiana (Pa.)
346
8-0
3

4
Saint Anselm
324
8-0
4

5
Valdosta State
318
8-0
5

6
UC San Diego
291
8-1
8

7
USC Aiken
284
9-0
11

8
St. Edward’s
252
9-1
12

9
Nova Southeastern
245
6-0
14

10
West Texas A&M
197
10-2
7

11
Saint Martin’s
184
8-1
15

12
Lewis
181
5-1
17

13
Queens (N.C.)
176
9-2
16

14
Southern Nazarene
175
9-1
6

T-15
Lynn
165
6-0
18

T-15
Missouri Southern
165
9-1
19

17
St. Thomas Aquinas
121
8-1
21

18
Fairmont State
105
8-2
RV

19
West Liberty
103
7-2
9

20
Findlay
100
8-1
23

21
Cal Poly Pomona
92
4-1
T25

22
Bentley
86
8-1
10

23
Chaminade
71
5-0
22

24
Ashland
48
8-0
RV

25
Florida Southern
35
6-1
RV