SMC takes top spot in men’s hoops poll

After a pair of impressive wins over Gonzaga and Portland last week that ran its impressive overall record to 17-2, the Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team captured the top spot in this week’s Mid-Major Top 25 poll by CollegeInsider.com.

1. Saint Mary’s (21) 17-2 764 2 West Coast
2. Valparaiso (4) 17-4 715 1 Horizon
3. Wichita State (4) 14-5 704 5 Missouri Valley
4. Little Rock (2) 17-2 690 3 Sun Belt
5. Gonzaga 15-5 669 4 West Coast
6. Chattanooga 17-3 580 8 Southern
7. Evansville 17-4 549 6 Missouri Valley
8. Southern Illinois 18-3 492 11 Missouri Valley
9. Monmouth 15-5 486 7 Metro Atlantic
10. Grand Canyon 18-2 479 10 Western Athletic

The CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Poll is made up of teams from the following conferences: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast, Western Athletic.

First place Saint Mary’s returns to action on Saturday at Pacific.  The 8 p.m. tipoff will be televised live on CSN California and streamed live on SMCGaels.com.

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About Richard Kilwien

Associate AD at the University of Texas at Arlington
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