Oilers Ranked 25th

Oilers Ranked 25th

The University of Findlay men's basketball team is back in the national rankings and reside 25th as the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) released their final NCAA Division II poll of the season on Tuesday, March 6.

Six teams from the Midwest Region are ranked in the final poll as Bellarmine is third, Southern Indiana is sixth, Northern Kentucky is 11th, Kentucky Wesleyan is 18th and Hillsdale is 20th.

The Oilers, who recently defeated #20 Hillsdale by a score of 71-52 to earn the 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament title, will play 11th ranked Northern Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday in Louisville, Ky.  The contest is scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m.

NCAA Division II Rankings

1. Colo. School of Mines (8 first place votes) 27-2
2. Alabama-Huntsville 26-3
3. West Liberty, W.Va. 29-2
4. Bellarmine, Ky. 25-3
5. Midwestern State, Texas 26-3
6. Southern Indiana 24-6
7. Shaw, N.C. 25-3
8. Christian Brothers, Tenn. 23-6
9. Tarleton State, Texas 26-5
10. Indiana, Pa. 23-5
11. Northern Kentucky 23-6
12. Western Washington 25-5
13. Metropolitan State, Colo. 22-6
14. Anderson, S.C. 24-5
15. Arkansas Tech 24-5
16. Alaska-Anchorage 22-6
17. Charleston, W.Va. 26-6
18. Kentucky Wesleyan 21-7
19. Washburn, Kan. 24-7
20. Hillsdale, Mich. 24-5
21. Northwest Missouri State 22-6
22. Montevallo, Ala. 24-7
23. Missouri Southern 22-7
24. Lincoln Memorial, Tenn. 25-5
25. Findlay, Ohio 23-6