Mount Union's men's basketball team moved up two to No. 5 in the nation in this week's D3hoops.com Top-25 poll and earned a first-place vote.
This is the highest ranking for the Purple Raiders in the Top-25 poll since it began in 1999-2000.
Mount Union won the Ohio Athletics Conference tournament with wins over Otterbein in the quarterfinals 75-57, Heidelberg in the semifinals97-66 and John Carrol in the finals 85-74.
Mount Union will host the first and second rounds of the 2020 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship Friday and Saturday, March 6-7 at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance, Ohio.
Friday's first round matchups feature the host Purple Raiders against Cairn (Pa.) at 7:30 p.m. after a game between York (Pa.) against St. John Fisher (N.Y.) at 5 p.m.
D3hoops.com men's Top 25, Week 13
Through games of Sunday, March 1, 2020:
|#||School (No. 1 votes)||W-L||Pts.||Prev.|
|2||St. John's (6)||25-2||598||3|
|5||Mount Union (1)||25-3||507||7|
|11||North Central (Ill.)||21-5||338||9|
|14||St. Joseph (Conn.)||26-2||281||17|
Dropped out: No. 21 Marietta, No. 24 RPI, No. 25 Babson
Others receiving votes: Centre 51; Marietta 46; Stevens 43; RPI 28; Christopher Newport 18; LeTourneau 16; Wooster 14; Augustana 12; Texas-Dallas 11; Whitman 10; Illinois Wesleyan 8; Babson 7; UW-Eau Claire 6; WPI 5; Ithaca 2; Pomona-Pitzer 2; TCNJ 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.