By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation
Babson College becomes our biggest mover this week, checking in second overall following a trio of impressive wins last week against Amherst College (No. 6), Salem State, and Tufts University (No. 10).
The Beavers, who captured this past weekend’s New England Big 4 Challenge, matched their program’s best start to a season with their ninth consecutive victory.
Babson is off until the end of the month when they face Eastern Connecticut in the Trinity Holiday Invitational.
Colby College also moved-up this week, checking-in third overall following their ninth-straight win this past weekend against Colby-Sawyer. The Mules are one of two undefeated teams in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and will certainly be a team to watch once the calendar turns to 2020.
Finally, we welcomed Albertus Magnus to this week’s poll – the Falcons have won eight-straight contests after starting their current campaign with an opening day loss to the University of Lynchburg.
The Falcons visit St. Lawrence University on Saturday before enjoying a few weeks off for the holidays.
New England D-III Basketball Men’s Top 10 Week Five Poll| Monday, December 9th, 2019
|1. Middlebury College||9-0, 0-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 1|
|2. Babson College||9-0, 0-0 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 8|
|3. Colby College||9-0, 0-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 5|
|4. Springfield College||7-0, 0-0 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 7|
|5. Hamilton College||8-1, 0-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 2|
|6. Amherst College||4-2, 0-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 6|
|7. Albertus Magnus||8-1, 0-0 GNAC||Last Week: Not Ranked|
|8. Nichols College||6-1, 1-0 CCC||Last Week: No. 3|
|9. WPI||8-2, 0-0 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 9|
|10. Tufts University||6-2, 0-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 4|
ON THE RISE: Brandeis University, Emmanuel College, Rhode Island College, and UMass Dartmouth