Area Roundup: Jan. 21
FROM STAFF REPORTS January 21, 2013 7:24PM
Cardinals ranked No. 5 — North Central continues to be ranked No. 5 among NCAA Division III programs in this week’s Top 25 Poll released by D3hoops.com.
The Cardinals remained No. 5 for the second straight week after defeating CCIW rivals Millikin 66-44 and North Park 69-61. North Central is now 16-1 overall and 5-1 in CCIW play.
North Central received 519 points in this week’s voting. The University of St. Thomas (Minn.) received 619 points and 19 first-place votes to take over the No. 1 spot for the second straight week. The University of Rochester (N.Y.) is second with 585 points and two first-place votes, while Middlebury College (Vt.) is third with 583 points and four first-place votes and Whitworth University (Wash.) is fourth with 534 points. The top eight spots in the poll were unchanged from the previous week.
North Central travels to Illinois Wesleyan (14-3, 6-0 CCIW) on Wednesday. Tipoff at the Shirk Center is set for 7 p.m.