By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation
Happy New Year!
It’s time to unveil our initial New England D-III men’s basketball Top 10 Poll for 2020, which finds Middlebury College in the top spot – the Panthers were our top team at the end of the first semester – followed by Colby College (second) and Babson College (third).
The Panthers commenced 2020 with back-to-back wins over Colby-Sawyer and eighth-ranked Springfield College. This week, the Blue and White will visit seventh-ranked Amherst College on Friday, January 10th followed by ninth-ranked Hamilton College on Saturday, January 11th.
Colby has won a pair of games this month, including a 108-62 win over Bowdoin College on Sunday. The Mules will look to continue their recent momentum later this week against Connecticut College and Trinity College.
Babson begins conference play on Wednesday, January 8th when they host Springfield before making the trek to Worcester on Saturday for another important league meeting with WPI.
New England D-III Basketball Men’s Top 10 Week Six Poll| Monday, January 6th, 2020
|1. Middlebury College||12-0, 0-0 NESCAC||Previously: No. 1|
|2. Colby College||11-0, 0-0 NESCAC||Previously: No. 3|
|3. Babson College||10-1, 0-0 NEWMAC||Previously: No. 2|
|4. Albertus Magnus||11-1, 0-0 GNAC||Previously: No. 7|
|5. WPI||9-2, 0-0 NEWMAC||Previously: No. 9|
|6. Tufts University||10-2, 0-0 NESCAC||Previously: No. 10|
|7. Amherst College||9-2, 0-0 NESCAC||Previously: No. 6|
|8. Springfield College||9-2, 0-0 NEWMAC||Previously: No. 4|
|9. Hamilton College||9-2, 0-0 NESCAC||Previously: No. 5|
|10. Rhode Island College||10-2, 3-0 LEC||Previously: Not Ranked|
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