Western men cracks Top 25 in the D3hoops.com latest poll

official release from Pat Coleman - D3hoops.com

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Jan. 10) --Whitworth moved into the Top 10, while Western Connecticut, WPI and Illinois Wesleyan joined the poll in the latest D3hoops.com Top 25 ranking of NCAA Division III men's basketball teams.
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Through games of Sunday, Jan. 8:


#

School (1st votes)

Rec

Pts

Prev.

1

Middlebury (23)

12-0

623

1

2

Virginia Wesleyan (1)

11-1

584

2

3

MIT (1)

14-0

563

4

4

Emory

12-0

546

5

5

Amherst

12-1

527

6

6

Augustana

11-2

460

3

7

Franklin and Marshall

13-0

450

8

8

Mary Hardin-Baylor

12-0

434

9

9

UW-Whitewater

13-1

420

10

10

Whitworth

11-2

368

11

11

Hope

12-1

363

12

12

Williams

12-2

354

7

13

Cabrini

11-1

296

14

14

Wabash

12-1

271

17

15

UW-Stevens Point

11-3

249

13

16

Wooster

11-2

239

15

17

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

12-0

201

19

18

Puget Sound

11-2

167

16

19

Birmingham-Southern

12-1

150

22

20

Rhode Island College

11-1

141

24

21

Buffalo State

10-2

110

21

22

Oswego State

9-2

102

20

23

Western Connecticut

12-1

86

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24

WPI

11-2

61

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25

Illinois Wesleyan

11-2

56

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Dropped out: No. 18 St. Thomas, No. 23 Wheaton (Ill.), No. 25 Transylvania.
Others receiving votes: St. Thomas 51; Wittenberg 28; William Paterson 26; Ohio Wesleyan 19; Hardin-Simmons 19; Bethany 19; Wheaton (Ill.) 18; St. Mary's (Md.) 17; Grinnell 17; Washington U. 14; Rochester 13; Marietta 10; John Carroll 10; Eastern Connecticut 8; Transylvania 7; Lake Forest 7; Hartwick 5; Farmingdale State 5; Christopher Newport 5; New Jersey City 3; Hampden-Sydney 2; Randolph-Macon 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.