Williamstown, MA - Williams men's basketball dropped one spot in the national D3Hoops.com rankings to No. 11 following its loss to Randolph Macon last Wednesday; last night's victory not considered in the poll. Macon moved up from No. 4 to No. 1 after the top three teams lost last week.
The Ephs are one of three ranked teams from the NESCAC; archival Amherst is ranked No. 9, and Middlebury is ranked No. 7. Williams will take on Amherst this Saturday at 4 p.m. in Chandler gymnasium in a game that will not count toward the conference standings. A 2 p.m. women's game between Williams and Amherst precedes the men's game. After 1,562 people enter Chandler Gym the doors will be closed; those that plan to attend should come as early as possible, as the Amherst women are ranked No. 2 in the country and the gym will surely fill quickly.
The entire Top 25 poll through games played Sunday, Jan. 3,
|2||UW-Stevens Point (9)||11-1||587||5|
|3||Washington U. (4)||9-1||577||1|
|13||Franklin and Marshall||8-2||259||17|
|20||St. Mary's (Md.)||10-2||158||25|
Dropped out: No. 9 John Carroll, No. 20 Augustana, No. 22 Mass-Dartmouth, No. 23 Carthage.
Others receiving votes: Wooster 59, Worcester Polytech 53, Richard Stockton 48, John Carroll 35, Western Connecticut 35, York (Pa.) 31, Augustana 27, Hope 22, Elms 21, Carthage 18, Whitworth 14, DeSales 9, Defiance 7, McMurry 7, William Paterson 5, Rochester 3, Plattsburgh State 2, UW-Platteville 2, Cabrini 1.
Poll courtesy of D3hoops.com