Jags Move Up Three Spots In National Poll, Pacers Still 2nd

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Tuesday Dec. 23, 2008
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta State men’s basketball squad gained three spots in the national rankings Tuesday when the Jaguars moved up to seventh in the fifth NABC poll of the regular season, according to an announcement from the organization’s headquarters in Kansas City, Mo.

With the ranking, ASU has now appeared in the national poll for a school-record 25 consecutive weeks, dating back to the 2006-07 season.

The Jags are coming off a 75-72 non-conference road win over Bowie State on Saturday, Dec. 20 in Bowie, Md. Junior guard Daniel Dixon drilled the game-winning 3-pointer for the Jags with 15 seconds left in the contest.

ASU earned the highest ranking in school history on Tuesday, Dec. 9 when the Jags moved up to No. 3 in the nation.

The top four teams retained their spots in the poll. Findlay and USC Aiken remained No. 1 and No. 2, the positions they’ve held since the beginning of the season. The Pacers have a contest at Florida Southern – a team once ranked in the top five – Dec. 30 in Lakeland, Fla. Southwest Baptist held and Gannon held on to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, while Arkansas-Monticello improved three spots to No. 5.

C.W. Post picked up one spot to No. 6, followed by ASU, Central Oklahoma, Minnesota State and Missouri Southern. Kentucky Wesleyan moved up two spots to No. 11, and BYU-Hawaii slid to 12th, falling out of the top 10 after a home loss to Washburn last week. Bellarmine jumped five spots to No. 13, followed by Catawba and Saint Martin’s.