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Gold Rush 11th in NAIA rankings
For immediate release . . . December 5, 2007

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana is 11th in the NAIA Division I men's basketball rankings announced Wednesday.

This is the first poll since the preseason, when the Gold Rush was ranked 10th. Xavier is 9-1 for the fourth time in five seasons and split a pair of games with 15th-ranked Wiley. Xavier has won three times this season after trailing by 10 or more points.

Xavier will play next on Dec. 29 against Texas A&M International in the Texas A&M-Kingsville Holiday Tournament at Kingsville, Texas. Xavier's next home game will be Jan. 10 against SUNO. The next two NAIA rankings will be announced Dec. 12 and Jan. 9.

2007-08 NAIA Men's Basketball Division I Top 25 Coaches' Poll — Dec. 5 (Rating #1)

RANK

LAST WEEK

SCHOOL

1st PLACE VOTES

2007-08 RECORD*

TOTAL POINTS

1

5

Mountain State University (W.Va.)

10

7-0

328

T2

2

Concordia University (Calif.)

 

6-1

308

T2

6

Georgetown College (Ky.)

1

10-0

308

4

15

Oklahoma Baptist University

 

8-0

285

5

17

Louisiana State University-Shreveport

 

7-0

275

6

11

Campbellsville University (Ky.)

 

9-2

273

7

RV

Trevecca Nazarene University (Tenn.)

 

6-0

256

8

7

Robert Morris College (Ill.)

 

8-1

247

9

21

Lee University (Tenn.)

 

7-0

244

10

22

Point Loma Nazarene University (Calif.)

7-1

233

11

10

Xavier University (La.)

 

8-1

224

12

1

Oklahoma City University

 

4-3

195

13

12

Lambuth University (Tenn.)

 

7-1

188

14

RV

Westminster College (Utah)

 

7-2

182

15

T19

Wiley College (Texas)

 

8-2

181

16

RV

Auburn University Montgomery (Ala.)

 

7-1

165

17

T13

University of Illinois at Springfield

 

6-3

147

18

24

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

5-1

143

19

RV

California Baptist University

 

4-0

136

20

RV

Martin Methodist College (Tenn.)

 

7-1

113

21

NR

William Carey University (Miss.)

 

6-1

100

22

19

Union University (Tenn.)

 

4-3

97

23

23

McKendree University (Ill.)

 

7-4

79

24

NR

Rocky Mountain College (Mont.)

 

7-2

68

25

RV

Pikeville College (Ky.)

 

8-2

49

 

Others receiving votes:
Southern Nazarene University (Okla.) 44; Saint Xavier University (Ill.) 39; Carroll College (Mont.); 35; Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) 34; Southern Polytechnic State University (Ga.) 30; Belhaven College (Miss.) 27; Texas College 25; Park University (Mo.) 13; Paul Quinn College (Texas) 11; Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) 9; Faulkner University (Ala.) 5; Vanguard University (Calif.) 5; Loyola University (La.) 5; Rogers State University (Okla.) 4; John Brown University (Ark.) 2; Freed-Hardeman University (Tenn.) 1; Columbia College (Mo.) 1; The Master's College (Calif.) 1

* Record through games played Dec. 2

 

 
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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis.

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