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Liberty Receives Votes For The Mid-Major Top 25

December 5, 2006  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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The Flames' 5-1 start is the best in the Dunton era.

The Flames' 5-1 start is the best in the Dunton era.

Liberty University's men's basketball program received 16 votes in the recent Collegeinsider.com Top-25 poll. The Flames are off to a 5-1 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 sixth 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 13th, 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. 

Mid-Major Top 25 Poll:

 
 
Record
Points
Previous
 
  1.
Butler (15)
9-0
734
NR
 
  2.
Wichita State (11)
5-0
731
5
 
  3.
Gonzaga (5)
8-1
686
2
 
  4.
Missouri State
6-1
608
11
 
  5.
Western Kentucky
7-1
590
10
 
  6.
Winthrop
6-2
532
9
 
  7.
Creighton
3-1
523
1
 
  8.
Akron
4-1
512
8
 
  9.
Southern Illinois
6-1
463
4
 
10.
Hofstra
4-3
431
3
 
11.
Marist
6-2
389
17
 
12.
Loyola (Chicago)
6-2
303
13
 
13.
Oral Roberts
3-3
258
14
 
14.
Robert Morris
5-1
241
NR
 
15.
Old Dominion
6-2
234
21
 
16.
Loyola Marymount
6-3
231
16
 
17.
Holy Cross
6-2
187
NR
 
18.
Northern Iowa
6-1
186
NR
 
19.
Bucknell
3-5
149
6
 
20.
Drexel
4-2
141
15
 
21.
North Texas
5-2
132
NR
 
22.
North Dakota State
5-2
117
NR
 
23.
Eastern Kentucky
5-2
112
NR
 
24.
George Mason
3-3
101
7
 
25.
UC Santa Barbara
5-2
96
NR
 
 
 
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:  Princeton 91, Northern Illinois 85, Cal State Fullerton 84, Navy 82, Sam Houston State 79, VCU 70, Bradley 68, American 65, Southern Utah 55, Penn 54, Long Beach State 53, Northwestern State 51, Belmont 39, Toledo 38, Appalachian State 32, Illinois State 30, Santa Clara 30, Montana 27, Ohio 27, South Alabama 26, Army 24, Texas A&M Corpus Christi 22, Buffalo 19, Monmouth 18, Fairleigh Dickinson 17, Liberty 16, St. Mary's 16, Vermont 16, Cal State Northridge 14, Lipscomb 14, Cal Poly 13, Davidson 13, Pacific 13, Western Michigan 12, College of Charleston 11, Jackson State 11, Tennessee Tech 11, Eastern Washington 10, Kent State 9, Rider 8, Samford 6, Miami (Ohio 7), Cleveland State 6, Evansville 4.