Pacers Remain 2nd, ASU falls to 10th In Latest Poll

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Tuesday Dec. 16, 2008
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta State men’s basketball squad remained in the top 10 in the national rankings Tuesday when the Jaguars were slotted 10th in the fourth NABC poll of the regular season, according to an announcement from the organization’s headquarters in Kansas City, Mo.

USC Aiken remains second in the poll after they picked up two wins over the weekend and remain undefeated on the year.

With the ranking, ASU has now appeared in the national poll for 24 consecutive weeks, dating back to the 2006-07 season.

The Jags, who depart Friday morning for Maryland to take on Bowie State on Saturday, Dec. 20, split a pair of games in the last week. ASU suffered its first loss of the season in a 70-68 setback to Virginia Union on Saturday, Dec. 13, then bounced back on Monday, Dec. 15 with an 80-68 victory over Georgia College & State in the Peach Belt Conference opener in Christenberry Fieldhouse.

The Jags reached their highest ranking in school history last week when they moved up to No. 3 in the nation.

For the fourth consecutive week, Findlay and USC Aiken held on to the poll’s top two spots, while Southwest Baptist moved into the third position. Gannon improved one spot to fourth and Central Oklahoma moved into the top five. BYU-Hawaii is ranked sixth and LIU-C.W. Post jumped up two spots to seventh. The only newcomer in the Top 10 this week, Arkansas-Monticello, is eighth, followed by Catawba and ASU.