MASON CITY - The NIACC men's basketball team moved up to No. 14 in the NJCAA Division II poll released Tuesday.
NIACC (9-2 overall, 1-0 ICCAC) was No. 19 in the Dec. 11 poll.
South Suburban (Ill.) is ranked No. 1 and Highland (Kan.) is ranked No. 2. Kirkwood is ranked No. 7 and DMACC and Iowa Lakes are tied at No. 19.
NIACC opened ICCAC play Dec. 8 with a 104-81 win at then No. 2 Southwestern for its eighth straight victory.
NIACC also owns a win over No. 17 DCTC (101-65) on Nov. 28 in Rosemount, Minn.
The No. 14 ranking is the highest a NIACC men's team has been ranked since the Trojans were No. 3 in the Dec. 3, 2012 poll.
NIACC, which has scored at least 100 points in five straight games, returns to action on Jan. 9 at home against Iowa Central in an ICCAC contest.
NJCAA Division II poll (Dec. 18, 2018)
South Suburban, Highland (Kan.), Parkland, Schoolcraft, Mott, Delta, Kirkwood, Erie, Potomac State, Beaver County, Johnson County, Pima, St. Clair County, NIACC, Fredrick, Catawba Valley, DCTC, Lakeland, DMACC, Iowa Lakes.
NIACC's 2018-19 season (9-2 overall)
DCTC 91, NIACC 80
NIACC 97, Bay College 77
Iowa Western 100, NIACC 76
NIACC 78, Marshalltown CC 73
NIACC 99, RCTC 67
NIACC 94, Southeastern CC 86
NIACC 109, Wartburg College JV 77
NIACC 101, DCTC 65
NIACC 105, Northeast CC 71
NIACC 108, Luther College JV 70
NIACC 104, Southwestern 81
IN THE POLLS
(NIACC's recent history in the NJCAA Division II polls)
Nov. 13 - 11th
Nov. 20 - 5th
Nov. 27 - 3rd
Dec. 4 - 3rd
Dec. 3 - 16th
Dec. 11 - 19th
Dec. 18 - 14th