Williamstown, MA - Williams men’s basketball moved up from no. 7 to no. 5 in the country this week on the heels of a perfect opening weekend to NESCAC play. The Ephs jumped over St. Thomas and UW-Whitewater to claim its highest ranking of the season.
NESCAC rivals Middlebury and Amherst are ranked no. 10 and no. 20, respectively. Middlebury’s ranking remains the same as last week, while Amherst dropped seven spots after falling to Babson last Monday, although the Jeffs were able to open NESCAC play with wins over Wesleyan and Conn. College.
Randolph Macon, which handed the Ephs their only loss of the season, fell from no. 1 to no. 3 after losing to Eastern Mennonite last week. Mennonite moved up from 18th to 7th in the wake of the 91-67 victory.
The Ephs will take on New Paltz State tonight (1/19) at 8 p.m. before continuing NESCAC play this weekend away at Wesleyan and Conn. College.
The entire Top 25 poll through games played Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010:
|1||UW-Stevens Point (25)||15-1||625||2|
|16||St. Mary's (Md.)||13-2||248||17|
|19||Franklin and Marshall||12-3||181||11|
Dropped out: No. 15 Wilmington, No. 24 UW-La Crosse.
Others receiving votes: Cabrini 32, Rochester 23, Wilmington 19, Carthage 9, Defiance 7, Gustavus Adolphus 7, Richard Stockton 7, UW-La Crosse 7, Lycoming 5, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 5, Maryville (Tenn.) 4, Wheaton (Ill.) 4, Wittenberg 3, Worcester Polytech 3, Manchester 2, Central 1.
Poll courtesy of D3Hoops.com