Oregon Tech up to No. 8 in the Nation
The Oregon Tech Husltin' Owls moved into the Top-10 for the first time this season.
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – With the help of an 11-game win streak, the Oregon Tech men’s basketball Team moved up five spots to No. 8 in the fourth regular-season edition of the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 poll, the NAIA announced Monday.
The 17 wins by No. 8 Oregon Tech (17-2, 8-0 CCC) are the most in Division II, while Oregon Tech and Walsh own the Division II active streak for longest run in the Top-25 at 68 straight weeks - the last time either was not ranked was Jan. 11, 2005.
Previously eighth-ranked Eastern Oregon fell from the Top-10 to No. 12, while Northwest University dropped from No.11 to No. 14 – both are the only other Cascade Conference schools in the top-25. Oregon Tech, undefeated in Cascade Conference play, defeated both Eastern and Northwest to jump into the top-10 for the first time this season. Southern Oregon University did not crack the top-25, but did receive 22 votes.
Walsh (Ohio) holds steady in the No. 1 position for the fourth straight poll. The Cavs are one of two teams left with an undefeated record with a 16-0 mark. With 436 total points, Walsh earned 15 of a possible 16 first-place votes. The Cavs are riding a 41-game home winning streak.
Moving up one spot is No. 2 Cornerstone (Mich.). The Golden Eagles have been in the top-five in all five polls this year (including preseason). No. 3 Oklahoma Wesleyan slipped one position with 406 total points. Embry-Riddle (Fla.), who earned the remaining first-place nod, checks in at the No. 4 position, while defending national champion Saint Francis (Ind.) grabs the No. 5 spot with 380 total points.
Oregon Tech will take a 48-game home win streak, along with an 8-0 league mark, into their next conference matchup this Saturday when the Owls host arch-rival Southern Oregon University slated to start at 5:30pm. The games can be heard live on 92.5 KLAD-FM beginning at 5:00pm with The Danny Miles Coaches Show with Mike Garrard and Bobby Thompson.
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