After winning two games to open the CCIW season last week, Augustanajumped up two slots in the latest NCAA Division III national ranking in men's basketball. The D3hoops.com poll has the Vikings, now12-1 and owners of a sixgame winning streak, at 17thwith 223 points.|
Augustana was 19thlast week before beating North Park (89-54) and Carthage (68-56) to start the CCIW campaign with back-to-backvictories. The Vikings were unranked in the first three weeks before making their debut in week four at 22ndand then they moved to19thlast week.
This week, Augustana will play road games at two teams in the top 25. The Vikings will face 22nd-ranked IllinoisWesleyan today in Bloomington before heading to Naperville on Saturday to take onNo. 1-ranked North Central.