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Orangeburg, S.C. — For the first time this season, the Claflin University men's basketball team has broken into the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) NCAA Division II Top 25 Rankings. The Panthers debuted at the #20 spot in the nation in the poll released Tuesday, Jan. 16.nabc logo

Claflin joins Virginia State (#12) and Morehouse (#14) as HBCUs in the national rankings.

Claflin will face Morehouse College this Saturday at 3 p.m. in Atlanta, Ga.

 

NABC/Division II Rankings
(Jan. 16, 2018 – Poll #8)

    Record Points Last
1. West Liberty, W.Va. (15) 15-0 399 3
2. Northwest Missouri State (1) 14-1 381 4
3. Lincoln Memorial, Tenn. 15-1 370 5
4. Queens, N.C. 16-1 339 1
5. Ferris State, Mich. 18-1 330 7
6. Bellarmine, Ky. 14-1 321 2
7. West Texas A&M 16-1 311 8
8. Northern State, S.D. 18-1 290 9
9. Western Oregon 15-1 275 10
10. Texas A&M-Commerce 14-1 239 12
11. UT-Permian Basin, Texas 14-2 229 6
12. Virginia State 15-1 226 13
13. West Florida 15-1 215 15
14. Morehouse, Ga. 14-0 180 20
15. Findlay, Ohio 17-2 166 16
16. Wheeling Jesuit, W.Va. 13-2 142 19
17. Dallas Baptist, Texas 14-2 129 23
18. West Chester, Pa. 14-1 119 17
19. Barry, Fla. 11-3 103 11
20. Claflin, S.C. 17-1 81 NR
21. Valdosta State, Ga. 14-2 66 NR
22. Christian Brothers, Tenn. 13-3 49 18
23. Arkansas-Fort Smith 14-3 39 14
24. Southern Nazarene, Okla. 12-1 37 NR
25. William Jewell, Mo. 14-2 31 NR
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