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Gold Rush moves up again in NAIA rankings
February 6, 2008

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana moved up one place to No. 13 in the NAIA Division I men's basketball coaches poll released Wednesday.

It was the first time this season that the Gold Rush (18-4 overall, 8-2 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference) moved up in consecutive polls. Xavier improved its winning streak to five games with a pair of GCAC double-digit road victories this past week — 77-61 at Loyola and 89-76 at William Carey. Against Carey the Rush shot 72.2 percent (13-of-18) from 3-point range to break a 19-year-old school record.

Mountain State (22-0) of Beckley, W.Va., is No. 1 for the seventh consecutive ranking and a unanimous pick for the top spot for the second straight week. LSU-Shreveport — which leads the GCAC by a game over Xavier and Mobile and whose only loss this season was to the Gold Rush on Jan. 23 — moved from fifth to fourth. The Pilots will play Xavier at The Barn at 7:30 p.m. on Valentine's Day.

Xavier will play two more GCAC games this week: 7:30 p.m. Thursday against SUNO (4-12, 1-9) at Delgado Community College Gym and 7 p.m. Saturday against Belhaven at The Barn. Belhaven will be Xavier's first home opponent in three weeks.

The next coaches poll will be announced Feb. 13.

2007-08 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Top 25 Poll — Feb. 6

RANK

WEEK

SCHOOL

1st PLACE VOTES

2007-08 RECORD*

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

Mountain State University (W.Va.)

11

22-0

330

2

2

Georgetown College (Ky.)

 

23-0

317

3

4

Lee University (Tenn.)

 

20-0

307

4

5

Louisiana State University-Shreveport

 

20-1

292

5

3

Concordia University (Calif.)

 

18-2

289

6

6

Robert Morris College (Ill.)

 

19-2

269

7

7

Oklahoma City University

 

15-5

262

8

9

Lambuth University (Tenn.)

 

17-3

248

9

8

Westminster College (Utah)

 

16-3

245

10

13

Point Loma Nazarene University (Calif.)

 

17-4

217

11

10

Pikeville College (Ky.)

 

18-3

211

12

11

McKendree University (Ill.)

 

18-5

209

13

14

Xavier University (La.)

 

18-4

205

14

22

Wayland Baptist University (Texas)

 

14-7

177

15

19

Trevecca Nazarene University (Tenn.)

 

17-4

176

16

18

California Baptist University

 

16-3

159

17

12

Southern Nazarene University (Okla.)

 

15-6

147

18

25

Martin Methodist College (Tenn.)

 

17-4

140

19

20

Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho)

 

15-6

118

20

17

Oklahoma Baptist University

 

15-5

108

21

24

Saint Xavier University (Ill.)

 

19-5

103

22

21

Texas Wesleyan University

 

14-8

84

23

RV

Auburn University Montgomery (Ala.)

 

12-6

78

24

16

Cumberland University (Tenn.)

 

14-6

55

25

RV

Columbia College (Mo.)

 

18-6

53

 
Others receiving votes:
University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) 52; Vanguard University (Calif.) 49; University of Mobile (Ala.) 45;
Texas College 23; Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) 23; Shorter College (Ga.) 17; Rocky Mountain College
(Mont.) 16; Union University (Tenn.) 16; Fresno Pacific University (Calif.) 11; Montana State University
Northern 11; Campbellsville University (Ky.) 9; Faulkner University (Ala.) 8; Jarvis Christian College
(Texas) 6; Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) 6; University of Illinois at Springfield 6; Rogers State University
(Okla.) 5; Freed-Hardeman University (Tenn.) 4; Voorhees College (S.C.) 3; Wiley College (Texas) 2; Park
University (Mo.) 2; Tougaloo College (Miss.) 1; Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) 1

* Record through games played Feb. 3


Gold Rush in the 2007-08 NAIA Division I coaches poll
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
February 6
13th
205

 

 
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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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