The SBU Bearcats moved up to #2 in the latest NABC/Division II Top 25 poll. It matches their highest ranking in program history, which last occurred in February 1991. Missouri Southern comes in at #12 and Central Missouri just missed the Top 25.
The Bearcats with coach Jeff Guiot had three wins last week, including two dominant performances over then #10 Missouri Southern (105-65) and at Emporia State (104-69). They also defeated Truman State in Bolivar 70-57.
The 1990-91 SBU Bearcats were ranked number two for three weeks in February 1991. That team, under coach Jerry Kirksey, would advance to the Elite Eight in Springfield, Mass., before falling to California State-Bakersfield. The Bearcats would end that season ranked #5.