Ephs Ranked No. 11 in Country

Head Coach Mike Maker
Head Coach Mike Maker

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, 2010:

# Team W-L Pts. Last Week
1 Randolph-Macon (12) 10-0 597 4
2 UW-Stevens Point (9) 11-1 587 5
3 Washington U. (4) 9-1 577 1
4 UW-Whitewater 12-1 539 3
5 St. Thomas 8-1 518 2
6 Guilford 10-1 510 6
7 Middlebury 9-0 488 7
8 Brandeis 7-1 361 13
9 Amherst 7-1 356 11
10 Mississippi College 9-0 346 15
11 Williams 10-1 333 10
12 Virginia Wesleyan 10-1 309 18
13 Franklin and Marshall 8-2 259 17
14 Wheaton (Ill.) 8-3 259 8
15 MIT 11-1 236 21
16 St. Norbert 8-1 228 12
17 Chapman 11-2 195 19
18 Anderson 11-1 176 24
19 Wilmington 10-2 172 14
20 St. Mary's (Md.) 10-2 158 25
21 Medaille 12-0 123
22 Texas-Dallas 6-3 103 16
23 UW-La Crosse 11-2 103
24 Eastern Mennonite 9-1 102
25 Illinois Wesleyan 9-2 91

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