By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation
Middlebury College remained our TOP team in our seventh New England D-III Men’s Basketball Top 10 Poll after a 2-1 week for the Panthers, which saw the Blue and White beat Hamilton College and Plattsburgh State.
Yes, the Panthers did lose their conference opener to Amherst College, but they were able to turn around one day later and score a one-point win over Hamilton. Both Amherst and Hamilton remained on our weekly poll this week, checking in eighth and ninth, respectively.
Colby College stretched its winning streak to 13-straight, thanks to back-to-back conference wins last weekend over Connecticut College and Trinity College. The Mules visit Middlebury on Friday, January 17th in what should be a very exciting (and interesting) contest.
Babson College remained our third team, despite falling to fourth-ranked Springfield College in their conference opener. The Beavers rebounded with an impressive win on the road against WPI.
Finally, Brandeis University returned to the poll following a 76-71 win over New York University. The Judges, who have won four straight, will look to continue their recent momentum this weekend against both Rochester and Emory.
New England D-III Basketball Men’s Top 10 Week Seven Poll| Monday, January 13th, 2020
|1. Middlebury College||14-1, 1-1 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 1|
|2. Colby College||13-0, 2-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 2|
|3. Babson College||11-2, 1-1 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 3|
|4. Springfield College||11-2, 2-0 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 8|
|5. Albertus Magnus||11-1, 0-0 GNAC||Last Week: No. 4|
|6. Tufts University||11-2, 1-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 6|
|7. WPI||10-3, 1-1 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 5|
|8. Amherst College||10-4, 1-1 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 7|
|9. Hamilton College||11-3, 1-1 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 9|
|10. Brandeis University||9-3, 1-0 UAA||Last Week: Not Ranked|
ON THE RISE: Endicott College, Nichols College, Rhode Island College, and Western Connecticut