The Dr. Cavil’s HBCU 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.

Wiley Wildcats (3) (25-7, 13-5)

  61

1

2.

Talladega Tornadoes (3) (28-6, 9-2)

  56

2

3.

Tuskegee Golden Tigers (1) (20-11, 12-5)

  53

            6

4.

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

  43

 4

5.

Lincoln (PA) Lions (20-9, 10-6)

  41

 5

6.

Xavier Gold Rush (1) (23-9, 10-2)

  32

 3

7.

Philander Smith Panthers (20-12, 7-5)

  22

 7

8.

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

  21

 8

9.

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

  14

9

10.

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

  11

10

DROPPED OUT:   N/A

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 Tiger-(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 16 – 22, 2014) and Next Game(s): (March 23 – 29, 2014)

No. 1 Wiley Wildcats (25-7, 13-5) lost to St. Gregory’s (OK) Cavaliers 84-69 in the NAIA Division I Tournament, after finishing tied for third in the RRAC regular season and winning the RRAC Tournament championship at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas the Wildcats’ season is complete.

No. 2 Talladega Tornadoes (28-6, 9-2) lost to Evangel (MO) Crusaders 88-71 in the NAIA Division I Tournament, after finishing first in the Western Division of the GCAC in the regular season and winning the GCAC Tournament championship at Xavier’s Convocation Center in New Orleans the Tornadoes’ season is complete.

No. 3 Tuskegee Golden Tigers (20-11, 12-5) defeated the Florida Southern Mocs 98-95, defeated the North Alabama Lions 93-87, and defeated the Delta State Statesmen 80-59 NCAA Division II Tournament and will face the Metropolitan State Roadrunners in NCAA Division II Elite Eight under coach Leon Douglas’s leadership in the Ford Center in Evansville, IN, after finishing first in the West Division of the SIAC in the regular season and winning the SIAC Tournament finals at the Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham, Ala.

No. 4 Livingstone Blue Bears (21-7, 11-5) lost to the East Stroudsburg Warriors 99-98 in NCAA Division II Tournament, after finishing first in the Southern Division of the CIAA in the regular season and winning their first every CIAA Tournament championship at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC, the Blue Bears’ season is complete.

No. 5 Lincoln (PA) Lions (18-9, 10-6) defeated the Dominican Chargers 71-68 and defeated the Caldwell Cougars 65-49 in the ECAC Tournament Championship Game, after finishing tied for second in the Northern Division of the CIAA in the regular season and losing in the CIAA Tournament quarterfinals at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., the Lions’ season is complete.

No. 6 Xavier Gold Rush (23-9, 10-2) after finishing first in the Western Division of the GCAC in the regular season and losing in the GCAC Tournament semifinals at Xavier’s Convocation Center in New Orleans the Gold Rush’s season is complete.

No. 7 Philander Smith Panthers (20-11, 7-5) lost to William Carey (MS) Crusaders 109-93 in the NAIA Division I Tournament after finishing second in the Western Division of the GCAC in the regular season and losing in the GCAC Tournament finals at Xavier’s Convocation Center in New Orleans, the Panthers’ season is complete.

No. 8 Fort Valley State Wildcats (21-9, 15-3) were not selected to participate in a national post season tournament, after finishing first in the East Division of the SIAC in the regular season and losing in the SIAC Tournament finals at the Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham, Ala., the Wildcats’ season is complete.

No. 9 Winston-Salem State Rams (18-11, 11-5) were not selected to participate in a national post season tournament, after finishing second in the Southern Division of the CIAA in the regular season and losing in the CIAA Tournament finals at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., the Rams’ season is complete.

No. 10 Fayetteville State Broncos (19-10, 10-6) were not selected to participate in a national post season tournament, after finishing third in the Southern Division of the CIAA in the regular season and losing in the CIAA Tournament semifinals at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., the Broncos season is complete.

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The Dr. Cavil’s HBCU 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.

Wiley Wildcats (5) (30-4, 16-2)

  62

 2

2.

Virginia State Trojans (2) (25-4, 15-1)

  57

 1

3.

Xavier Gold Nuggets (24-10, 10-2)

  50

 3

4.

Talladega Tornadoes (26-5, 10-1)

  25

 4

5.

Albany State Golden Rams (22-7, 14-3)

  24

 5

6.

Shaw Bears (21-9, 12-4)

  21

 6

7.

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

  15

 7

8.

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

  11

 8

9.

Benedict Tigers (20-10, 11-5)

  10

 9

10.

District of Columbia Firebirds (21-8, 15-5)

 6

   10

DROPPED OUT:                                 N/A

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 16 – 22, 2014) and Next Game(s): (March 23 – 29, 2014)

No. 1 #-Wiley Wildcats (30-4, 16-2) defeated the Mobile (AL) Rams 74-72, defeats the Shawnee State Bears 81-70, and defeated the Westminster (UT) 75-58 in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division I Tournament and will face the Freed-Hardeman (TN) Lions in the NAIA Fab Four under coach Courtney Garrett-Pruitt’s leadership, at the Frankfort Civic Center in Frankfort, KY, after finishing tied for first in the RRAC regular season and losing in the RRAC Tournament semifinals at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas.

No. 2 Virginia State Trojans (25-4, 15-1) lost to the Bloomsburg Huskies 75-57 in NCAA Division II Tournament, after finishing first in the Northern Division of the CIAA in the regular season and losing in the CIAA Tournament semifinals at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., the Trojans’ season is complete.

No. 3 Xavier Gold Nuggets (23-9, 10-2) defeated the Westmont (CA) Warriors 66-53 and then lost to the Campbellsville (KY) Tigers 59-55 in NAIA Division I Tournament second round, after finishing first in the Western Division of the GCAC in the regular season and winning the GCAC Tournament championship at Xavier’s Convocation Center in New Orleans, the Gold Nuggets’ season is complete.

No. 4 Talladega Tornadoes (26-4, 10-1) lost to the Our Lady of the Lake (TX) Saints 97-94 in NAIA Division I Tournament first round, after finishing first in the Eastern Division of the GCAC in the regular season and losing in the GCAC Tournament finals at Xavier’s Convocation Center in New Orleans, the Tornadoes’ season is complete.

No. 5 Albany State Golden Rams (21-6, 14-3) defeated the Delta State Lady Statesmen 49-45, but then lost to the Nova Southeastern Lady Sharks (96-69) in NCAA Division II Tournament, after finishing first in the East Division of the SIAC in the regular season and losing in the SIAC Tournament finals at the Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham, Ala. the Golden Rams season is complete.

No. 6 Shaw Bears (21-9, 12-4) lost to the Glenville State Pioneers 76-70 in NCAA Division II Tournament, after finishing tied for first in the Southern Division of the CIAA in regular season and winning their fourth straight CIAA Tournament championship at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., the Bears’ season is complete.

No. 7 Clark-Atlanta Panthers (20-9, 11-5) were not selected to participate in a national post season tournament, after finishing tied for second in the East Division of the SIAC in the regular season and losing in the SIAC Tournament semifinals at the Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham, Ala., the Panthers’ season is complete.

No. 8 Fayetteville State Broncos (21-7, 12-4) were not selected to participate in a national post season tournament, after finishing tied for first in the Southern Division of the CIAA in the regular season and losing in the CIAA Tournament finals at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., the Broncos’ season is complete.

No. 9 Benedict Tigers (20-9, 11-5) lost to the Nova Southeastern Lady Sharks 75-61 in NCAA Division II Tournament opening round, after finishing tied for second in the East Division of the SIAC in the regular season and winning the SIAC Tournament championship at the Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham, Ala., the Tigers’ season is complete.

No. 10 District of Columbia Firebirds (21-8, 15-5) lost to the Stonehill Skyhawks 79-61 in NCAA Division II Tournament opening round, after defeating LIU Post Blackbirds 67-57 in ECC Tournament Championship Game as an independent program, the Firebirds season is complete.



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