WINONA LAKE, IN – The Grace College men’s basketball team was ranked No. 2 in the country by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) in the first ranking of the 2005-06 season released Tuesday.
The NCCAA uses the Burbridge System to rank its members, a power poll which takes into account wins and losses and strength of schedule.
Grace leads a talented Midwest Region and trails only Southern Wesleyan University for the top spot. Midwest Region schools Indiana Wesleyan, Cedarville and Spring Arbor ranked third, fourth and fifth in the country respectively.
Mid-America Nazarene, a team which Grace meets at the Clarke College Tournament in its next game, ranks No. 14 and Bethel College ranks No. 19.
The Lancers are 9-5 on the year and are coming off of an overtime victory against NAIA Division II No. 16 Cornerstone. Grace will play Mid-American Nazarene on December 28 in the first of three games at the Clarke College Tournament in Dubuque, IA.
NCCAA Top 10
December 13, 2005
1 – Southern Wesleyan
2 – Grace
3 – Indiana Wesleyan
4 – Cedarville
5 – Spring Arbor
6 – Oakland City
7 – Nyack
8 – Central Baptist
9 – Northwestern (MN)
10 – Mt. Vernon Nazarene
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