By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation
The Colby College men’s basketball team extended its current winning streak to 15 games this past weekend by defeating both Middlebury College and Williams College on the road.
Colby, which improves to 4-0 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play, has been an impressive story this season – can they continue their momentum later this week against Husson University on Tuesday, January 21st and Bowdoin College on Saturday, January 25th? We’ll have to wait and see.
Brandeis University was this week’s biggest mover, checking in third overall after securing the tenth position one week ago. The Judges scored an exciting 75-73 win yesterday over Emory University, handing the Eagles their second setback of the 2019-20 season, along with their initial loss against a member of the University Athletic Association (UAA).
The Judges are currently tied for first in the UAA with Washington University – the two teams will meet on Friday, January 24th in a VERY important match-up.
Tufts University moved into the fifth position after rebounding from an early week loss to Suffolk University with back-to-back wins over Amherst College (No. 10) and Hamilton College.
Finally, the Blues Jays of St. Joseph’s (Conn.) joined our poll at the ninth position – the Blue and Gold have not lost a game since falling to the Jumbos last November.
New England D-III Basketball Men’s Top 10 Week Eight Poll| Monday, January 20th, 2020
|1. Colby College||15-0, 4-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 2|
|2. Middlebury College||16-2, 2-2 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 1|
|3. Brandeis University||11-3, 3-0 UAA||Last Week: No. 10|
|4. Springfield College||12-3, 3-1 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 4|
|5. Tufts University||13-3, 3-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 6|
|6. WPI||12-3, 3-1 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 7|
|7. Babson College||12-3, 2-2 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 3|
|8. Albertus Magnus||12-2, 1-0 GNAC||Last Week: No. 5|
|9. St. Joseph’s (Conn.)||13-2, 1-0 GNAC||Last Week: Not Ranked|
|10. Amherst College||11-5, 2-2 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 8|
ON THE RISE: Emerson College, Endicott College, Hamilton College, Nichols College, Rhode Island College, UMass Boston, Wesleyan University, and Western New England