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A new edition of the National Tenpins Coaches Association Top 20 Poll is out, and, once again, all seven Northeast Conference bowling members are ranked amongst America’s Elite.
There have been three polls of the NTCA membership this season, and all seven NEC teams were ranked in all three.
Fairleigh Dickinson, which has resided in the NTCA Top 10 for its entire NEC tenure, owns the highest ranking of the NEC’s Super 7. The Knights jumped up one spot from their previous ranking and sit in the No. 3 position.
Saint Francis U, which rose one place to No. 10, gives the Northeast Conference a second top-10 resident.
Kutztown dropped two spots down to No. 11 in the nation, while Sacred Heart held steady at No. 12.
St. Francis Brooklyn enjoyed the greatest surge of any NEC team this time around. The Terriers, who opened the season’s second half with 12 consecutive victories, jumped from No.17 up into the No.13 spot.
Meanwhile, LIU Brooklyn also leapt four slots up to No.16.
Adelphi, which had been as high as No. 11, finds itself hanging on at No. 20.
All seven NEC teams will convene for the third, and final, conference meet of the regular season on March 1-2 in Mineola, NY.
The top-6 teams in NEC regular season standings at the conclusion of the meet will advance into the NEC championship bracket.
The NEC Championship will unfold on March 22-23 at Holiday Bowl in Altoona, PA.
NEC STANDINGS (thru 2 conference meets): 1) Fairleigh Dickinson (12-5) … 2) Saint Francis U (11-5) … 3) Kutztown (9-7) … 4) St. Francis Brooklyn (8-8) … 5) Sacred Heart (6-10) … 6) LIU Brooklyn (6-11) … 7) Adelphi (5-11)
Meet an All-American
After earning NTCA All-America honors as a sophomore, FDU anchor bowler Liat Vizenfeld has produced even more impressive results during her junior campaign. The six-time NEC Bowler of the Week was the featured guest during an early February edition of the NEC’s GEICO Google Hangout series.