Jan. 8, 2003

REGIONAL RANKINGS RELEASED

Norse men ranked No. 3; NKU women ranked No. 5

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball team is ranked No. 3 in the latest NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region poll.

The NKU women’s basketball team is ranked No. 5 in the latest NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region poll.

The top eight teams in the polls will qualify for the NCAA Division II Tournament in March.

NCAA II GREAT LAKES REGION

MEN’S RANKINGS

(records as of Jan. 5)

1. Michigan Tech (12-1)

2. Lewis (11-1)

3. Northern Kentucky (11-2)

4. Ashland (11-2)

5. Kentucky Wesleyan (10-2)

6. Findlay (10-2)

7. Southern Indiana (8-4)

8. Indianapolis (8-4)

9. Gannon (11-4)

10. Northern Michigan (7-5)


NCAA II GREAT LAKES REGION

WOMEN’S RANKINGS

(records as of Jan. 5)

1. Hillsdale (10-1)

2. Bellarmine (10-2)

3. Grand Valley State (14-1)

4. Indianapolis (10-1)

5. Northern Kentucky (8-3)

6. Quincy (9-3)

7. Michigan Tech (8-4)

8. Lake Superior State (8-3)

9. Lewis (7-5)

10. Northern Michigan (6-4)