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Liberty Receives Votes For The Mid-Major Top 25 For Second Week In A Row

December 12, 2006
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Liberty received 18 votes in most recent Top 25 Mid-Major poll.

Liberty received 18 votes in most recent Top 25 Mid-Major poll.

Liberty University's men's basketball program received 18 votes in the recent Collegeinsider.com Top-25 poll. The Flames are off to a 6-1 start which is the best in the Randy Dunton era.
 
The Flames are one of two Big South teams to receive votes as Winthrop is ranked eighth in the most recent poll. 

"It is nice to be recognized, but it is still very early in the season," said Dunton. "We need to stay focused and stay engaged with the ability to improve everyday." 

In addition to Winthrop, three other schools that appear on Liberty's schedule received votes. Oral Roberts is ranked 16th, and Buffalo and Lipscomb received votes. 

The Mid-Major Poll is made up of teams from the following conferences: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Continent, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Sun Belt and, West Coast. 

Top 25 Mid-Major Poll

 
 
Record
Points
Previous
  1.
Wichita State (28)
7-0
772
2
  2.
Butler (1)
10-1
728
1
  3.
Gonzaga (2)
9-2
719
3
  4.
Missouri State
8-1
677
4
  5.
Southern Illinois
7-1
641
9
  6.
Western Kentucky
8-2
567
5
  7.
Akron
6-1
562
8
  8.
Winthrop
7-3
557
6
  9.
Marist
8-2
503
11
10.
Creighton
4-2
491
7
11.
Northern Iowa
8-1
484
18
12.
Loyola (Chicago)
7-3
302
12
13.
Drexel
6-2
301
20
14.
Hofstra
5-3
269
10
15.
Old Dominion
6-3
237
15
16.
Oral Roberts
4-4
225
13
17.
North Texas
7-2
223
21
18.
Holy Cross
6-3
221
17
19.
UC Santa Barbara
6-2
134
25
20.
Loyola Marymount
7-4
127
16
21.
Davidson
7-3
126
NR
22.
Bucknell
3-5
121
19
23.
Robert Morris
5-3
99
14
24.
North Dakota State
5-3
90
22
25.
Sam Houston State
6-3
84
NR

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:  VCU 81, George Mason 78, Ohio 76, American 71, Princeton 46, Southern Utah 43, Santa Clara 36, Bradley 35, Appalachian State 32, Cal State Fullerton 32, Buffalo 31, Penn 30, Eastern Kentucky 25, Belmont 24, Navy 21, Long Beach State 20, Drake 19, Liberty 18, Kent State 17, Lipscomb 15, Indiana State 12, Texas A&M Corpus Christi 12, Evansville 11, Vermont 11, Army 7, San Diego 7, Northern Arizona 6, Siena 5, College of Charleston 4, Towson 3, Fairleigh Dickinson 2, Utah Valley State 2, Albany 1, Illinois State 1, Portland State 1.