By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation
Last season, the Colby College men’s basketball team won 17 games but saw their conference championship hopes dashed in the opening round of the 2019 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Tournament against Hamilton College.
This season, the Mules have also won 17 games, but have yet to drop a single contest, which is why they once again appear in the top spot in this week’s New England D-III Men’s Basketball Poll.
Colby, which entered the past week with a 15-0 mark, tacked on two additional wins over Bowdoin College (81-67) and Husson University (97-70). They will attempt to pick up two more wins this week when they visit Bates College on Friday, January 31st followed by Tufts University on Saturday, February 1st.
Both Colby and Tufts remain the two NESCAC squads without a single setback in conference play so whoever wins this particular contest will most likely be in the driver seat heading into the final few weeks of the regular season.
Springfield College moved-up one spot after scoring wins last week against Coast Guard Academy (94-82) and MIT (72-60). The Pride host sixth-ranked WPI on Wednesday with first place in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) on the line.
Finally, the Endicott College men’s basketball team checked-in tenth overall – the Gulls enter the new week with a 14-4 record, including 8-1 mark in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play. The Gulls netted a season-high 110 points this past weekend against Western New England and will attempt to continue their winning ways this week with important match-ups against Gordon College and Nichols College.
New England D-III Basketball Men’s Top 10 Week Nine Poll| Monday, January 27th, 2020
|1. Colby College||17-0, 5-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 1|
|2. Middlebury College||17-2, 3-2 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 2|
|3. Springfield College||14-3, 5-1 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 4|
|4. Tufts University||14-3, 4-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 5|
|5. Brandeis University||12-4, 4-1 UAA||Last Week: No. 3|
|6. WPI||14-3, 5-1 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 6|
|7. Babson College||14-3, 4-2 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 7|
|8. St. Joseph’s (Conn.)||15-2, 3-0 GNAC||Last Week: No. 9|
|9. Albertus Magnus||14-2, 3-0 GNAC||Last Week: No. 8|
|10. Endicott College||14-4, 8-1 CCC||Last Week: Not Ranked|
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