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Men's Hoops Ranked No. 12 in Mid-Major Top 25

December 29, 2008  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Anthony Smith and the Liberty Flames return to No. 12 in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 weekly poll.

Anthony Smith and the Liberty Flames return to No. 12 in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 weekly poll.

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Liberty is ranked No. 12 in the latest CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll, released Monday evening. It marks the fourth straight week the Flames have been ranked in the Top 25.

On Dec. 8 Liberty was ranked No. 13, marking the first time the Flames have appeared in the Top 25, after receiving votes the week prior (49) and for three straight weeks early in the 2006-07 season. Liberty was ranked No. 12 on Dec. 15, but fell two spaces to No. 15 on Dec. 22 after tough road losses at DePaul (63-64) and Saint Louis (70-73). Liberty returns to No. 12 after a week at No. 15.

VMI is listed at No. 20. three weeks ago marked the first time in league history the Big South Conference had two teams recognized on the list.

Liberty is back in action on Saturday. The Flames continue with Big South Conference action at Winthrop. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

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  1. Gonzaga (21) 8-3 751 1  
  2. Illinois State (3) 12-0 732 2  
  3. Butler (2) 10-1 686 5  
  4. St. Mary's (3) 12-1 649 4  
  4. Davidson (2) 8-2 649 3  
  6. Creighton 11-2 638 6  
  7. College of Charleston 10-1 549 7  
  8. Cleveland State 9-4 511 8  
  9. VCU 8-4 508 11  
10. Portland State 10-3 506 17  
11. George Mason 7-2 481 9  
12. Liberty 10-4 403 15  
13. Stephen F. Austin 7-3 370 12  
14. Siena 7-4 335 14  
15. Western Kentucky 7-4 331 10  
16. Illinois-Chicago 8-3 318 16  
17. Evansville 9-2 266 20  
18. Hofstra 9-3 202 13  
19. Arkansas-Little Rock 8-4 201 18  
20. VMI 9-2 152 19  
21. Niagara 9-2 127 21  
22. East Tennessee State 7-3 110 NR  
23. Miami (Ohio) 6-4 107 23  
24. Arkansas State 9-3 101 22  
25. Drake 8-4 77 24  
 
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:  San Diego 44, Lehigh 41, Wisconsin-Green Bay 35, Fairfield 31, Akron 29, Belmont 26, Old Dominion 21, Jacksonville State 13, Lamar 13, Rider 11, Mercer 9, Cornell 8, North Texas 7, Vermont 6, Northeastern 5, Loyola-Chicago 4, Missouri State 4, Mount St. Mary's 4, IUPUI 3, Navy 1, North Dakota State 1.