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GCU Club Men’s Basketball Purple slides to No. 14 in NCBBA Poll

March 27, 2018

Loss to Arizona State in NCBBA SoPac Regional Championship drops Lopes 3 spots

By: Jim Howell/GCU Club Sports Information Director

GCU Club Sports is proud to announce that the Grand Canyon University Club Men’s Basketball (Purple) team is ranked 14th in the latest National Club Basketball Association (NCBBA) Regular Season Poll.  While it’s a drop of three slots from the last poll, it’s still the ninth straight poll that GCU has been nationally ranked in their first year of NCBBA competition.

The slide in the rankings wasn’t unexpected.  After finally getting back into action for the first time in six weeks with a win last Saturday over California Polytechnic State University on Day 1 of the NCBBA SoPac Regional Tournament at Antelope Gym, the Lopes saw No. 7 Arizona State come from behind late to knock off GCU in the Sunday’s title game, 67-61.  The loss sent the Lopes home one win short of their first-ever berth in the NCBBA National Championships.  The Lopes finished the 2017-18 season with an impressive 11-3 overall record.

The entire NCBBA Rankings are listed below:

Rank Team Total Pts Prev Rank
1 Michigan 315 4
2 Harvard (MA) 310 5
3 East Carolina 298 7
4 Ohio State 289 1
5 Princeton (NJ) 265 10
6 SIU-Edwardsville (IL) 243 2
7 Arizona State 226 13
8 Syracuse (NY) 218 3
9 Indiana 213 16
10 Boston College 178 8
11 Ithaca (NY) 176 NR
12 St. John’s (NY) 172 6
13 Coastal Carolina 146 9
14 Grand Canyon (Purple) 131 11
15 South Carolina 116 20
16 Towson (MD) 111 17
17 Fairfield (CT) 84 12
18 Brown (RI) 53 14
19 Purdue (IA) 38 NR
20 West Virginia 31 NR