The Central Christian College men’s basketball team moved up one spot in the latest NAIA DII polls, clocking in at No. 21.
The Tigers received 95 votes based off their 9-0 start to the season, the best in recent history for Central. That perfect record gets put to the test Saturday, when CCC hosts Ozark Christian College on Alumni Night.
For the first time in school history, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) boasts the No. 1 ranking in the second regular-season installment of the 2012 - 13 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, announced Tuesday by the national office. The Wolves replace Northwood (Fla.), who was perched on top of the poll for the last three times. Every team within the top nine shifted positions.
Previous top-ranked Northwood (Fla.) falls to No. 4 after a loss to then-No. 8 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) on Dec. 1. The Seahawks landed 273 total points. With the upset win, Embry-Riddle jumps up into the top five with 272 points.
No. 18 St. Thomas (Fla.), No. 22 Saint Francis (Ind.), No. 24 Cal Maritime and No. 25 Briar Cliff (Iowa) are the newcomers this week.