The University of Mary Washington men's basketball team, riding an eight-game win streak and 10-1 on the season, joined the national top 25 ranking in the D3Hoops.com poll, released this evening. UMW checks in at 17th in the nation, their highest national ranking since being ranked 17th in 2003.
The Eagles jumped into the rankings after receiving votes in the last poll of December 15. Since that time, UMW has defeated #10 Virginia Wesleyan, Randolph, and York College. The Eagles are one of four Capital Athletic Conference teams to gain a rank, as Christopher Newport ranks 14th, Wesley 16th, the Eagles 17th, and St. Mary's 21st.
D3hoops.com men's Top 25, Week 5
Through games of Sunday, Jan. 5:
|#||School (1st votes)||Rec||Pts||Prev.|
|1||UW-Stevens Point (23)||12-0||623||1|
|21||St. Mary's (Md.)||8-3||90||23|
Dropped out: No. 16 Calvin; No. 17 Guilford; No. 19 Middlebury; No. 22 Eastern Connecticut; No. 24 Wheaton (Ill.); No. 25 Colorado College.
Others receiving votes: Albertus Magnus 57; Calvin 53; Wheaton (Ill.) 37; Oglethorpe 35; Whitworth 34; Brockport State 31; Middlebury 30; Colorado College 22; Springfield 21; Dickinson 16; Birmingham-Southern 14; MIT 14; Staten Island 12; Emory 12; DePauw 10; Texas-Dallas 10; William Paterson 10; Stevenson 10; Dubuque 8; Eastern Connecticut 1; St. Vincent 1; Guilford 1.
The D3hoops.com Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly.