Feb. 19, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. -
Men's Basketball: Seattle Pacific 4th, Western Washington 7th in Regional Rankings
Seattle Pacific and Western Washington earned No. 4 and No. 7 rankings in the first NCAA Division II West Regional Men's Basketball poll of the 2014 season.
The poll will eventually determine which five teams join the GNAC, PacWest and CCAA champions in the regional tournament, which begins Friday, March 14. The league champions earn automatic berths.
The top-ranked team in the poll is Cal State Bernardino. Cal Baptist of the PacWest Conference is ranked second and Cal Poly Pomona of the CCAA is ranked third. Generally, the top-ranked team hosts the regional.
Two more polls will be held before the NCAA announces the regional field on Sunday, March 9 on ncaa.com. The women's show will be at 7 p.m. Pacific followed by the men's show at 7:30.
The GNAC will determine its champion and its automatic berth winner with a tournament March 5-8. Saint Martin's University will host the tournament at Marcus Pavilion.
NCAA West Region - 1. Cal State San Bernardino (18-3); 2. Cal Baptist (22-1); 3. Cal Poly Pomona (17-3); 4. Seattle Pacific (20-4); 5. Dixie State (19-4); 6. Chico State (16-5); 7. Western Washington (13-6); 8. Chaminade (13-7); 9. Dominican (17-7); 10. Cal State Stanislaus (12-8). Note: Record listed is in games against Division II opponents only.
Women's Basketball: MSUB Ranked No. 1; 3 GNAC Teams In Top 4 in Region
PORTLAND, Ore. - Capturing the No. 1 spot in the first NCAA West Region rankings, Montana State Billings was the highest of four Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's basketball teams appearing in the poll released Wednesday.
The Yellowjackets have won 10 games in a row and became the first GNAC team to appear in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association top-25 since Northwest Nazarene was ranked No. 18 during Week 8, checking in at No. 25 in the latest poll released Tuesday.
Checking in directly behind MSUB in the NCAA regional rankings was Simon Fraser, earning the No. 2 spot in the first poll. SFU is 16-5 overall and currently sits tied with Western Washington for second place in the GNAC standings with a conference record of 11-4.
Landing at No. 4 on the list was Seattle Pacific, which is currently tied for fifth place in the conference standings at 8-6 (15-7 overall).
WWU was the final GNAC team ranked in the top-10 in the West Region, grabbing the No. 9 slot in the poll.
The regional rankings will eventually determine the eight-team field for the first round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. Two more regional rankings will be released - on Feb. 26 and March 5 - before the final selections are made on March 9.
NCAA West Region - 1. Montana State Billings (16-5); 2. Simon Fraser (16-6); 3. Cal Poly Pomona (18-4); 4. Seattle Pacific (14-7); 5. Chico State (16-6); 6. Cal State Dominguez Hills (15-6); 7. Cal State L.A. (14-7); 8. UC San Diego (13-9); 9. Western Washington (13-8); 10. Academy of Art (18-6).
Vikings Defeat UAA 70-61 For 10th Consecutive Victory
WWU extends winning streak to 10 consecutive games behind 15 points each from Trey Drechsel and Logan Schilder
Vikings Extend Winning Streak With 86-74 Win at Fairbanks
Trey Drechsel (25 points) and Daulton Hommes (23 points) power WWU to 86-74 victory for ninth straight victory
Vikings Take First Place GNAC Record to Alaska
WWU continues road trip with key GNAC contests at Alaska Fairbanks and Alaska Anchorage
Deandre Dickson Named to Bevo Francis Award Watch List
Senior power forward Deandre Dickson is averaging 15.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots per game
All-Around Week Nets Drechsel GNAC Player of the Week Honors
Drechsel earns second GNAC Player of the Week award this season after averaging 15.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists per game
Vikings Extend Winning Streak With 100-91 Victory at MSUB
Trey Drechsel goes 8-for-11 from the field and 9-for-9 from the free throw line in 26-point performance
Viking Men Win 7th Straight, 69-54 at Simon Fraser
Deandre Dickson records 17-point, 13-rebound double-double to help keep WWU perfect in GNAC play
First-Place Men's Hoops Hits the Road
Vikings take 6-game winning streak to Simon Fraser and MSU Billings
Strong Second Half Lifts Vikings to 77-67 Win over CWU
Trey Drechsel, Daulton Hommes and Deandre Dickson all record double-doubles to keep WWU perfect at 6-0 in GNAC play
Late Layup Lifts Vikings to 67-66 Victory Over NNU
Senior guard Brad Wallace scores game-winning layup with 13.9 seconds remaining in the game
First-Place Vikings Host NNU and CWU in GNAC Play
WWU takes four-game winning streak into key GNAC contests at Carver Gym
WWU Honored as GNAC/Red Lion Team of the Week
Vikings recognized after earning a pair of key GNAC road victories last week
Daulton Hommes Named GNAC Player of the Week
Hommes averaged 23.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game to help lead Vikings to pair of GNAC road victories
Vikings Improve to 4-0 in GNAC With 90-86 Win at SMU
Daulton Hommes lead five players in double-digits with game-high 29 points
Vikings Record Big Road Win at Seattle Pacific 86-80
Trey Drechsel leads all players with 27 points on 8-for-13 shooting