November 4, 2005

Pacific, Fullerton Crack Website's Top 25 List

Nov. 4, 2005

Fullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton is ranked No. 16 nationally and point guard Bobby Brown is on the pre-season Mid-Major All-American squad compiled by collegeinsider.com. In its seventh year, the publication focuses on the conferences without major football programs.

Also from the Big West Conference, Pacific is rated No. 14 and forward Christian Maraker joins Brown on the All-American team.

1. Gonzaga (30) 26-5 774 1

2. Old Dominion 28-6 679 7

3. Northern Iowa 21-11 638 17

4. Creighton 23-11 626 11

5. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1) 26-6 608 2

6. Oral Roberts 25-8 535 13

7. Davidson 23-9 518 10

8. Bucknell 23-10 479 18

9. Southern Illinois 27-8 464 4

10. Ohio 21-11 449 19

11. Winthrop 27-6 383 9

12. Western Kentucky 22-9 347 20

13. St. Mary's 25-9 344 6

14. Pacific 27-4 306 3

15. Detroit 14-16 233 NR

16. Cal State Fullerton 21-11 212 NR \

17. Pennsylvania 20-9 203 NR

18. Akron 19-10 179 NR

19. Manhattan 15-14 167 NR

20. Hofstra 21-9 151 NR

21. Murray State 17-11 124 NR

22. George Mason 16-13 106 NR

23. Ball State 15-13 96 NR

24. Chattanooga 20-11 81 NR

25. Northwestern State 21-12 73 NR

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Iona 69, VCU 65, Kent State 62, Denver 59, Eastern Kentucky 58, Florida International 55, Holy Cross 52, Western Michigan 51, College of Charleston 46, Missouri State 45, Montana State 45, Miami 44, San Diego 42, Wichita State 42, Northern Illinois 39, Gardner Webb 37, Louisiana-Lafayette 33, Lamar 29, Toledo 29, Appalachian State 27, Alabama A&M 24, Boston University 24, Buffalo 24, Loyola Marymount 24, Montana 22, Albany 21, Wright State 21, Valparaiso 17, Northeastern 16, Fairleigh Dickinson 16, Arkansas-Little Rock 16, South Carolina State 15, UNC Wilmington 13, Cal State Northridge 12, Delaware State 12, Vermont 12, UNC-Greensboro 10, Portland 10, Princeton 9, Southeastern Louisiana 8, Belmont 7, East Tennessee State 6, Hampton 5, Austin Peay 4, Middle Tennessee 4, Texas A&M Corpus Christi 4, UC Santa Barbara 4, Illinois-Chicago 3, American 2, Oakland 2, Pepperdine 2, Colgate 1, Drexel 1, Idaho State 1.

VOTING PANEL: Mike Adras (Northern Arizona), Randy Bennett (St. Mary's), Tim Buckley (Ball State), Rick Byrd (Belmont), Dave Calloway (Monmouth), Rob Judson (Northern Illinois), Ralph Willard (Holy Cross), Will Brown (Albany), Bruiser Flint (Drexel), James Fox (Davidson), James Wilhelmi (Howard), Porter Moser (Illinois State), Steve Hawkins (Western Michigan), Brad Holland (San Diego), Danny Kaspar (Stephen F. Austin), Jim Larranaga (George Mason), Kyle Macy (Morehead State), Bob Marlin (Sam Houston State), Greg McDermott (Northern Iowa), Steve Merfeld (Evansville), Bobby Braswell (Cal State Northridge), Kermit Davis (Middle Tennessee), Jimmy Patsos (Loyola MD), Tod Kowalczyk (UW-Green Bay), Gregg Marshall (Winthrop), Sam Scuilli (Santa Clara), John Shulman (Chattanooga), Vann Pettaway (Alabama A&M), Scott Sutton (Oral Roberts), Bob Thomason (Pacific), Joe Jones (Columbia).

NOTE: The Mid-Major Poll is made up of teams from the following conferences: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Continent, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Sun Belt, West Coast.

Oral Roberts head coach Scott Sutton is the chairman of the Top 25 voting panel for the 2005-06 season.

http://www.collegeinsider.com/mmpoll/

Pre-Season All-American Team

Juan Barea 6-0 Senior Northeastern

Bobby Brown 6-2 Junior Cal State Fullerton

Brandon Cotton 6-0 Junior Detroit

Alan Daniels 6-6 Senior Lamar

Nate Funk 6-3 Senior Creighton

Nick George 6-6 Senior VCU

Caleb Green 6-8 Junior Oral Roberts

Yassin Idbihi 6-10 Junior Buffalo

Ibrahim Jaaber 6-2 Junior Penn

Ben Jacobson 6-3 Senior Northern Iowa

Daniel Kickert 6-10 Senior St. Mary's

Alex Loughton 6-9 Senior Old Dominion

Christian Maraker 6-9 Senior Pacific

Torrell Martin 6-5 Junior Winthrop

Bo McCalebb 6-0 Junior New Orleans

Chris McNaughton 6-11 Junior Bucknell

Elton Nesbitt 5-9 Senior Georgia Southern

Yemi Nicholson 6-11 Senior Denver

Timmy Smith 5-9 Senior East Tennessee State

Marcellus Sommerville 6-7 Senior Bradley

Loren Stokes 6-3 Junior Hofstra

Obie Trotter 6-1 Senior Alabama A&M

Joah Tucker 6-5 Senior Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Ken Tutt 6-1 Junior Oral Roberts

Brendan Winters 6-5 Senior Davidson

http://www.collegeinsider.com/awards/0506_mmaa.html