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Gold Rush climbs to 14th in NAIA rankings
January 30, 2008

NEW ORLEANS — A 75-72 overtime victory at LSU-Shreveport helped Xavier University of Louisiana climb four places to No. 14 in the NAIA Division I men's basketball coaches poll released Wednesday.

The Gold Rush (16-4 overall, 6-2 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference) defeated the then-third-ranked Pilots on Jan. 23 and gave LSUS its first loss of the season. Then Xavier won 69-62 Saturday at city rival Dillard for its fourth GCAC road victory in five games.

Mountain State (20-0) of Beckley, W.Va., is No. 1 for the sixth consecutive ranking and — for the first time this season — is a unanimous pick for the top spot. LSUS dropped to fifth.

Xavier will play a pair of GCAC road games this week: 7:30 p.m. Thursday against Loyola (11-7, 4-4) and 7 p.m. Saturday against William Carey. Xavier is tied for third place with Tougaloo in the GCAC. The Rush is 1 games behind first-place Mobile (13-6, 8-1) and one game behind second-place LSUS (18-1, 7-1).

The next coaches poll will be announced Feb. 6.

2007-08 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Top 25 Poll — Jan. 30

RANK

LAST WEEK

SCHOOL

1st PLACE VOTES

2007-08 RECORD*

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

Mountain State University (W.Va.)

11

20-0

330

2

2

Georgetown College (Ky.)

 

21-0

315

3

T3

Concordia University (Calif.)

 

17-1

304

4

5

Lee University (Tenn.)

 

18-0

302

5

T3

Louisiana State University-Shreveport

 

18-1

285

6

7

Robert Morris College (Ill.)

 

17-2

270

7

13

Oklahoma City University

 

13-5

256

8

11

Westminster College (Utah)

 

16-3

245

9

8

Lambuth University (Tenn.)

 

15-3

242

10

17

Pikeville College (Ky.)

 

17-2

215

11

15

McKendree University (Ill.)

 

16-5

209

12

16

Southern Nazarene University (Okla.)

 

14-5

199

13

10

Point Loma Nazarene University (Calif.)

 

15-4

197

14

18

Xavier University (La.)

 

16-4

185

15

9

Campbellsville University (Ky.)

 

17-4

184

16

T23

Cumberland University (Tenn.)

 

13-4

176

17

6

Oklahoma Baptist University

 

15-4

145

18

14

California Baptist University

 

15-2

142

19

12

Trevecca Nazarene University (Tenn.)

 

14-4

135

20

19

Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho)

 

15-6

98

21

T23

Texas Wesleyan University

 

13-7

92

22

RV

Wayland Baptist University (Texas)

 

12-6

90

23

RV

Shorter College (Ga.)

 

14-5

77

24

22

Saint Xavier University (Ill.)

 

17-5

73

25

25

Martin Methodist College (Tenn.)

 

15-4

65


Others receiving votes:

University of Mobile (Ala.) 53; Columbia College (Mo.) 40; Wiley College (Texas) 37; Rocky Mountain College (Mont.) 23; Auburn University Montgomery (Ala.) 20; Crichton College (Tenn.) 19; Vanguard University (Calif.) 16; University of Illinois at Springfield 15; Montana State University-Northern 10; Park University (Mo.) 7; Union University (Tenn.) 7; Jarvis Christian College (Texas) 6; University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) 6; Faulkner University (Ala.) 6; Fresno Pacific University (Calif.) 5; Berry College (Ga.) 4; Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) 4; Northwestern Oklahoma State University 3; Texas College 2; Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) 1

* Record through games played Jan. 27


Gold Rush in the 2007-08 NAIA Division I rankings
Week Ranking Points
October 31 (preseason)
10th
225
December 5
11th
224
December 12
11th
218
January 9
11th
213
January 16
16th
171
January 23
18th
138
January 30
14th
185

 

 
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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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