January 25, 2011

Tornado Basketball moved up in newest NCCAA DI Burbridge Rating

GREENVILLE, S.C. - King College climbed a spot in this week's NCCAA Men's Basketball Division I Burbridge Rating, the national office announced.

The Tornado moved to the No. 9 spot, a position the team had two weeks ago. King advanced with a Burbridge of 6.875 up from the 6.86 rating a week earlier.

The top two teams remained the same with Indiana Wesleyan University at No. 1 with Dallas Baptist (Texas) University next. Campbellsville (Ky.) University was a spot better to No. 3 and Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) University made a two-spot climb to No. 4 which knocked Emmanuel (Ga.) University to No. 5.

King and Campbellsville were the top two teams from the Mid-East region with the next team being Victory (Tenn.) University at No. 17. Bluefield (Va.) College and Tennessee Temple University were close behind at No. 19 and No. 20, respectively.

The rating is based on wins and losses, opponents' winning percentage, location of game and opponents' national affiliation.

The Tornado will take a 10-11 record to Central State (Ohio) for a 4 p.m. contest Saturday.