The Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Mid-Major Division Men’s Basketball Top 10, with poll rankings, team, first-place votes, o = overall, c = conference record, record in parentheses, total points, and previous ranking:

RANK TEAM (1st PLACE VOTES) O / C RECORD TOTAL POINTS PREVIOUS

1.

Talladega Tornadoes (4) (28-5, 9-2)

  65

 1

2.

Wiley Wildcats (2) (25-6, 13-5)

  52

 2

3.

Xavier Gold Rush (1) (23-8, 10-2)

  51

 3

4.

Livingstone Blue Bears (21-7, 11-5)

  49

 4

5.

Fort Valley State Wildcats (21-9, 15-3)

  37

 5

6.

Winston-Salem State Rams (18-11, 11-5)

  33

 6

7.

Fayetteville State Broncos (19-10, 10-6)

  26

 7

8.

Lincoln (PA) Lions (18-9, 10-6)

  18

 8

9.

Tuskegee Golden Tigers (18-11, 12-5)

 12

            9

10.

Philander Smith Panthers (20-11, 7-5)

 11

   NR

DROPPED OUT:                    Stillman Tiger-(16-13, 11-6)

RECEIVING VOTES:              #-Benedict Tigers-(17-11, 11-7)-3, Clark-Atlanta Panthers-(15-12, 11-7)-1, Paine Lions-(17-13, 11-7)-1, Stillman Tigers-(16-13, 11-6)-1

# = Benedict Tigers-(24-7, 16-2) = TSPN & 3C 2012-2013 HBCU Basketball Men’s Mid-Major Division National Champion

Mid-Major Division = NCAA Division II, NAIA Division I and Division II

NOTES: Last Game(s): (March 2 – 8) and Next Game(s): (March 9 – 15)

No. 1 Talladega Tornadoes (28-5, 9-2) defeated the Philander Smith Panthers (104-95 / OT) in GCAC tournament championship game and are awaiting the NAIA Division I tournament bracket announcement.

No. 2 Wiley Wildcats (25-6, 13-5) defeated the St. Thomas-Houston Celts (56-52) in RRAC tournament championship game and are awaiting the NAIA Division I tournament bracket announcement.

No. 3 Xavier Gold Rush (23-8, 10-2) lost to the Philander Smith Panthers (106-102/2OT) GCAC tournament semifinals and are awaiting the NAIA Division I tournament bracket announcement.

No. 4 Livingstone Blue Bears (21-7, 11-5) after winning the CIAA tournament championship for the first time in school history. The Blue Bears did not play this week and earned a berth to the NCAA Division II tournament.

No. 5 Fort Valley State Wildcats (21-9, 15-3) lost to the Tuskegee Golden Tigers (88-80/OT) in SIAC tournament championship game and their season is complete.

No. 6 Winston-Salem State Rams (18-11, 11-5) did not play this past weekend and their season is complete.

No. 7 Fayetteville State Broncos (19-10, 10-6) did not play this past weekend and their season is complete.

No. 8 Lincoln (PA) Lions (18-9, 10-6) did not play this past weekend and their season is complete.

No. 9 Tuskegee Golden Tigers (18-11, 12-5) defeated the Fort Valley State Wildcats (88-80/OT) in SIAC tournament championship game and earned a berth to the NCAA Division II tournament.

No. 10 Philander Smith Panthers (20-11, 7-5) lost to the Talladega Tornadoes (104-95) in the GCAC tournament championship game and are awaiting the NAIA Division I tournament bracket announcement.

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The Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Mid-Major Division Women’s Basketball Top 10, with poll rankings, team, first-place votes, o = overall, c = conference record, record in parentheses, total points, and previous ranking:

RANK TEAM (1st PLACE VOTES) O / C RECORD TOTAL POINTS PREVIOUS

1.

Virginia State Trojans (3) (25-2,    15-1)

  64

 1

2.

Wiley Wildcats (2) (27-4,    16-2)

  55

 2

3.

Xavier Gold Nuggets (2) (23-9,    10-2)

  20

 5

4.

Talladega Tornadoes (26-4,    10-1)

  51

 3

5.

Shaw Bears (21-8,    12-4)

  28

 6

6.

Clark-Atlanta Panthers (20-9,    11-5)

  11

   10

7.

Fayetteville State Broncos (21-7,    12-4)

  23

 4

8.

Albany State Golden Rams (21-6,    14-3)

  12

 8

9.

Benedict Tigers (20-9,    11-5)

 9

 7

10.

District of Columbia Firebirds (21-7,    15-5)

 5

   NR

DROPPED OUT:                    West Virginia State Yellow Jackets-(19-11, 14-8)

RECEIVING VOTES:              Langston Lions-(20-12, 13-5)-2, *-Tuskegee Golden Lions-(17-11, 12-5)-1, Winston-Salem State Rams-(15-12, 9-7)-1, West Virginia State Yellow Jackets-(19-11, 14-8)-1, <-Huston-Tillotson Rams (15-14, 10-8)-1

# = Wiley Lady Wildcats-(28-4, 19-2) = TSPN & 3C 2012-2013 HBCU Basketball Women’s Mid-Major Division Champions

Mid-Major Division = NCAA Division II, NAIA Division I and Division II

NOTES: Last Game(s): (March 2 – 8) and Next Game(s): (March 9 – 15)

No. 1 Virginia State Trojans (25-2, 15-1) did not play this past and earned a berth to the NCAA Division II tournament.

No. 2 #-Wiley Wildcats (27-4, 16-2) lost to the Langston Lions (73-64) in RRAC Tournament semifinals and are awaiting the NAIA Division I tournament bracket announcement.

No. 3 Xavier Gold Nuggets (23-9, 10-2) defeated the Talladega Tornadoes (66-59) in GCAC tournament championship game and are awaiting the NAIA Division I tournament bracket announcement.

No. 4 Talladega Tornadoes (26-4, 10-1) lost to the Xavier Gold Nuggets (66-59) in GCAC tournament championship game and are awaiting the NAIA Division I tournament bracket announcement.

No. 5 Shaw Bears (21-8, 12-4) after winning the CIAA tournament championship last weekend did not play this past week and earned a berth to the NCAA Division II tournament.

No. 6 Clark-Atlanta Panthers (20-9, 11-5) lost to the Albany State Golden Rams (70-58) in SIAC championship and their season is complete.

No. 7 Fayetteville State Broncos (21-7, 12-4) did not play this past week and their season is complete.

No. 8 Albany State Golden Rams (21-6, 14-3) lost to the Benedict Tigers (67-64) in SIAC championship game and earned a berth to the NCAA Division II tournament.

No. 9 Benedict Tigers (20-9, 11-5) defeated the Albany State Golden Rams (67-64) in SIAC championship semifinals and earned a berth to the NCAA Division II tournament.

No. 10 District of Columbia Firebirds (20-12, 13-5) defeated the LIU Post Blackbirds (67-57) in the ECC tournament championship game and earned a berth to the NCAA Division II tournament.



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