Massachusetts College Basketball: Men’s Top-5 Poll Updated

Can Larry Anderson's MIT men's basketball team keep their perfect record intact on Saturday against WPI? (Photo Credit: ESPN)


1.) MIT (Last Week/No. 1) – The Engineers can pick up their 17th win of the season, as well as fifth conference victory on Saturday, when they welcome WPI to Rockwell Cage in Cambridge. MIT hasn’t played a game since last weekend when they defeated Babson College on the road, 72-63, so it’ll be interesting to see how Larry Anderson’s team responds from a week off of games.

2.) Amherst College (Last Week/No. 2) – Despite losing by one point to Wesleyan this past week, the Lord Jeffs will look to rebound on Friday and Saturday, as they travel to Maine to face Bowdoin College and Colby College. Also, Aaron Toomey was held to just 11 points and four rebounds against the Cardinals on Tuesday, which is rather unusual numbers for the sophomore guard, hint…hint!

3.) Williams College (Last Week/No. 4) – Similar to Amherst, Williams lost to Wesleyan this season, but is currently riding a two-game winning streak. The Ephs will enjoy two days of rest before welcoming Hamilton College to Williamstown on Sunday for an afternoon matinee, which should end with a win for the men dressed in purple and white.

4.) WPI (Last Week/No. 3) – Despite losing to Wheaton College at home last weekend, the Engineers responded this past week with a crucial conference win against Clark University. Saturday’s tilt against MIT could possibly determine the NEWMAC men’s basketball conference winner, as well as tournament host, too. Yet, both squads will meet again in February, so let’s not count our chickens before they hatch, right?

5.) Tufts University (Last Week/No. 5) – The Jumbos finally earned their first home victory of the season last Friday, as well as two additional win against Colby and Suffolk University. Tufts will begin a three-game road swing on Friday when they travel to Wesleyan, who recently handed Amherst their second loss of the season.

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