Whitworth 10th in Final D3hoops.com Men's Basketball Poll

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Whitworth is ranked 10th in the final D3hoops.com men's basketball poll of 2011-12.

The Pirates finished ranked in the top ten for the third season in a row.  The Bucs went 26-4 overall and won the Northwest Conference championship for the third straight season with a 15-1 record.

After winning a pair of games in the first two rounds of the national tournament, Whitworth advanced to the NCAA Division III Sectional Semifinals (round of 16) for the third straight year and fourth time in school history.

There were several individual honors in 2011-12: Felix Friedt and Idris Lasisi each earned All-Region and First Team All-NWC.  Wade Gebbers was a Second Team All-NWC choice while Jack Loofburrow received honorable mention honors.  Matt Logie was selected as the 2012 NWC Coach of the Year.

Friedt and fellow senior Michael Taylor conclude their four-year careers at Whitworth with a won-loss record of 103-15.

D3hoops.com men's Top 25, final

Through end of 2011-12 season:

# School (1st votes) Rec Pts Prev.
1 UW-Whitewater (25) 29-4 625 8
2 Cabrini 31-2 600 5
3 Illinois Wesleyan 23-8 551 --
4 MIT 29-2 543 3
5 Virginia Wesleyan 27-4 489 6
6 Hope 27-2 469 1
7 Franklin and Marshall 28-3 467 9
8 Amherst 26-3 458 2
9 Middlebury 26-4 431 4
10 Whitworth 26-4 406 7
11 Wittenberg 24-7 340 22
12 Wooster 26-5 319 15
13 Wheaton (Ill.) 23-7 261 24
14 Eastern Connecticut 24-6 234 21
15 Scranton 23-8 204 --
16 North Central (Ill.) 22-8 191 23
17 Oswego State 26-4 189 14
18 Mary Hardin-Baylor 25-3 173 10
19 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 25-3 157 11
20 Albertus Magnus 28-2 150 16
21 Birmingham-Southern 25-3 149 13
22 Washington U. 20-7 104 19
23 Staten Island 25-5 101 --
24 William Paterson 24-4 90 12
25 UW-River Falls 20-8 62 17

Dropped out: No. 18 Transylvania, No. 20 Bethany, No. 25 Christopher Newport

Others receiving votes: St. Thomas 59; Transylvania 45; UW-Stevens Point 41; Western Connecticut 40; Edgewood 24; Rhode Island College 23; Trinity (Texas) 19; Bethany 18; Hobart 16; Christopher Newport 14; New York University 13; Farmingdale State 10; Becker 9; St. Mary's (Md.) 9; Wabash 5; Lake Forest 4; WPI 3; Augustana 2; Carroll 2; Ohio Wesleyan 2; Hartwick 2; Castleton State 1; Rose-Hulman 1.

The D3hoops.com Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly.