Mount Union's men's basketball team is ranked No. 20 in the nation in this week's D3hoops.com Top-25 poll.
The Purple Raiders are 14-3 overall and tied for first place in the Ohio Athletic Conference. The three losses are all on the road by a combined six points and Mount Union has a pair of wins against nationally ranked teams with an 81-67 victory at then No. 16 Wooster along with a 107-70 win over then No. 6 ranked Marietta last week.
It is the first time Mount Union is in the poll since being No. 7 in the 2015-16 preseason poll.
The Raiders host John Carroll in an OAC game Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in Alliance.
D3hoops.com men's Top 25, Week 8
Through games of Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020:
|#||School (No. 1 votes)||W-L||Pts.||Prev.|
|13||North Central (Ill.)||15-3||297||16|
Dropped out: No. 19 St. Norbert, No. 20 Whitworth.
Others receiving votes: Springfield 47; WPI 42; Whitworth 35; Whitman 33; St. Norbert 33; East Texas Baptist 25; Albion 21; Christopher Newport 17; UW-Oshkosh 13; Benedictine 13; Augustana 9; RPI 8; Rochester 7; Augsburg 3; Pomona-Pitzer 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. Points are awarded on a 25-24-23-22-etc. basis.