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MEN’S BASKETBALL EARNS FIRST RANKING

The Muhlenberg men’s basketball team, currently on a 10-game winning streak, shows up in the rankings for the first time this season.

The Mules (13-3) received honorable mention in the regional poll released by the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Committee. For each of the eight regions, teams are ranked 1-6, and then up to four others are listed alphabetically for honorable mention in the weekly poll.

Here are the Mid-Atlantic rankings for Jan. 22:

1t. Catholic (15-1)
1t. Elizabethtown (16-1)
3. Gettysburg (12-4)
4. Alvernia (13-2)
5. York (13-3)
6. Neumann (12-4)

Honorable mention:
Cabrini (10-7)
Franklin & Marshall (14-3)
Goucher (10-6)
Muhlenberg (13-3)

The Mules have defeated two other regionally ranked teams, Gettysburg and Richard Stockton (tied for sixth in the Atlantic).

Muhlenberg also dented the d3hoops.com poll for the first time ever, receiving four votes to tie for 40th. Among Centennial Conference schools, Franklin & Marshall is ranked 17th and Gettysburg 30th.

MULE WOMEN SLIP TO NO. 11

The Muhlenberg women’s basketball team slipped from eighth to 11th in the d3hoops.com national Division III poll after losing its first game of the season at Swarthmore on Saturday.

The Mules (13-1) are still one of only 11 teams in Division III with no more than one loss. Johns Hopkins, one of the others and Muhlenberg’s opponent next Saturday, is ranked 16th, while Swarthmore is 27th.

d3hoops.com Division III poll
Team W-L Pt Last
 1 Washington (Mo.) (22) 16-0 622  1
 2 Hope (3) 17-0 603  2
 3 King’s 15-0 568  4
 4 Bowdoin 12-0 527  5
 5 Hardin-Simmons 15-0 509  6
 6 Southern Maine 16-1 402 11
 7 Eastern Connecticut State 14-1 393 10
 8 Wilmington 15-1 379 15
 9 Emmanuel 13-1 366 12
10 New York University 14-2 354  3
11 Muhlenberg 13-1 317  8
12 St. Thomas 14-2 310 13
13 Wis.-Stevens Point 16-2 298  7
14 Messiah 14-2 292  9
15 DePauw 14-2 290 17
16 Johns Hopkins 15-1 271 18
17 Wis.-Eau Claire 15-2 216 20
18 St. Lawrence 13-2 204 19
19 St. Benedict 14-2 182 23
20 Wis.-Stout 13-4 155 rv
21 Scranton 13-3 146 21
22 George Fox 15-2 145 14
23 Salisbury 13-2 120 rv
24 Case Western 12-3 110 16
25 Pacific Lutheran 12-2 71 22
Others receiving votes: Carleton 61; Swarthmore 36; Simpson 35; Webster 31; Lake Forest 20; Capital 17; Bridgewater (Va.) 15; Bethany (W.Va.) 9; Wis.-Oshkosh 9; Bates 8; Springfield 7; Franklin 6; Lebanon Valley 6; Rochester 3; Wittenberg 3; Anderson 2; Lakeland 2; Middlebury 2; Chapman 1; Luther 1; Richard Stockton 1.

Questions or comments? Send mail to falk@muhlenberg.edu
Last updated January 22, 2002