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October 15, 2007

USI ranked by Division II Bulletin
Eagles earn second preseason ranking

EVANSVILLE, Ind. The University of Southern Indiana men's basketball team received its second preseason ranking of the fall when the Division II Bulletin placed the Screaming Eagles in its Top 25 at number 10.

The Screaming Eagles, who were ranked seventh last week by the Sporting News 2007-08 College Basketball Magazine, have been ranked in the preseason each year since 1993-94 and have been a preseason fifth or better 11 times in the last 14 seasons.

The GLIAC's Grand Valley State University, the defending Great Lakes Regional champion, is third. The GLVC's Drury University is a preseason 19th, while Northern Kentucky University is listed in "Others to watch."

On the USI schedule, the Screaming Eagles will play Northwest Missouri State University, a preseason number four, and Southwest Minnesota State University, who was listed in the "Others to watch."

The Screaming Eagles tip-off the 2007-08 campaign with an exhibition game November 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Division II Bulletin Preseason Top 25
1. Winona State
2. Bentley
3. Grand Valley State
4. Northwest Missouri
5. Wingate
6. Humboldt State
7. Findlay
8. Barton
9. Augusta State
10. Southern Indiana
11. Alderson-Broaddus
12. Virginia Union
13. Alaska Anchorage
14. St. Rose
15. Montevallo
16. South Dakota
17. West Virginia State
18. Central Oklahoma
19. Drury
20. Metro State
21. California (Pa.)
22. Henderson State
23. West Texas A&M
24. Rollins
25. Emporia State

Others to watch: New York Tech, Mount Oive, Christian Brothers, Seattle Pacific, BYU Hawaii, Caldwell, Benedict, Northern Kentucky, Caldwell, Southwest Minnesota State.

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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