Men's Basketball: Purple Raiders Move Up To No. 7 in D3Hoops.com Top-25 Poll

Photo By: Emily Swisher
Photo By: Emily Swisher

Mount Union's men's basketball team moved up two to No. 7 in the nation in this week's D3hoops.com Top-25 poll.

This ties the highest ranking for the Purple Raiders in the Top-25 poll since it began in 1999-2000.

Mount Union picked up two wins over Baldwin Wallace 83-73 and Capital 82-67 to bring their record to 22-3 overall and finished off its best regular season in school history.

The Raiders enter this week's OAC Tournament as the top seed and will host No. 8 seed Otterbein Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex. 

D3hoops.com men's Top 25, Week 12

Through games of Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020:

# School (No. 1 votes) W-L Prev.
1 Swarthmore (24) 25-0 1
2 St. Thomas 23-2 3
3 St. John's 23-2 4
4 Wittenberg 24-1 5
5 Randolph-Macon 23-2 2
6 UW-Platteville (1) 22-3 7
7 Mount Union 22-3 9
8 Johns Hopkins 22-3 10
9 North Central (Ill.) 21-4 11
10 Nebraska Wesleyan 22-3 6
11 Colby 23-2 12
12 Emory 20-4 8
13 Washington U. 20-4 13
14 Springfield 22-3 15
15 Yeshiva 24-1 17
16 Virginia Wesleyan 21-4 18
17 St. Joseph (Conn.) 23-2 19
18 St. Norbert 22-3 20
19 Middlebury 20-5 14
20 UW-La Crosse 20-5 24
21 Marietta 20-5 16
22 Elmhurst 20-5 23
23 Brockport 22-3 25
24 RPI 22-3 --
25 Babson 20-5 22

Dropped out: No. 21 WPI.

Others receiving votes: Tufts 35; Centre 32; Christopher Newport 25; Texas-Dallas 23; Augustana 21; UW-Oshkosh 20; York (Pa.) 16; Stevens 10; Albion 6; WPI 4; Washington & Lee 3; Amherst 2; Albertus Magnus 1; Hobart 1; Linfield 1; Whitworth 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.