Grizzlies ranked 14th in this week's Mid-Major Top 25 poll
Junior forward Spencer Coleman


Junior forward Spencer Coleman

Feb. 25, 2013

The University of Montana Grizzly basketball team is ranked 14th in the CollegeInsider.com's Mid-Major Top 25 Poll, which was announced today (Monday, Feb. 25).

Montana dropped just one notch, as the Grizzlies were ranked 13th CollegeInsider.com's Feb. 18th poll.

The Grizzlies are currently 19-6 overall and lead the Big Sky Conference with a 15-1 league record. Montana received earned 340 points this week, after earning 383 a week ago.

Montana is coming off a 93-87 overtime loss at Davidson in a Ramada BracketBusters game played in North Carolina last Saturday. The Grizzlies have won 15 of their last 17 games.

The Gonzaga Bulldogs (27-2) continue to be the leader in the Mid-Major poll, and once again received all 31 first place votes in this week's voting. The rest of the top five teams stayed the same. Middle Tennessee State (25-4) remained in second, Wichita State (24-5) is in third, Saint Mary's (24-5) stayed in fourth, and Akron (22-4) is still in fifth.

Davidson (21-7), the team recently defeated Montana, stayed at 10th in the Mid-Major poll. Two other teams that defeated UM earlier in the season, BYU (20-9), and South Dakota State (21-9), are ranked 15th and 20th in the poll, respectively. The Big Sky's Weber State, now 20-5, jumped up to 18th (from 22nd) in the poll.

MID-MAJOR TOP 25 (Feb. 25, 2013)

Rank-School, Rec., Points

1. Gonzaga (31), 27-2, 775

2. Middle Tennessee, 25-4, 729

3. Wichita State, 24-5, 690

4. St. Mary's, 24-5, 686

5. Akron, 22-4, 653

6. Belmont, 22-6, 609

7. Louisiana Tech, 24-3, 588

8. S. F. Austin, 23-3, 522

9. Bucknell, 23-5, 520

10. Davidson, 21-7, 490

11. Creighton, 21-6, 486

12. Valparaiso, 22-7, 447

13. Murray State, 20-7, 342

14. Montana, 19-6, 340

15. BYU, 20-9, 320

16. Denver, 18-8, 271

17. Ohio, 20-7, 270

18. Weber State, 20-5, 251

19. Stony Brook, 21-6, 149

20. South Dakota St., 21-9, 136

21. W. Illinois, 19-7, 118

22. Detroit, 18-10, 117

 

 

23. Lehigh, 18-8, 113

24. Harvard, 17-7, 75

25. Norfolk State, 18-10, 60

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Indiana State 47, Eastern Kentucky 46, New Mexico State 44, North Dakota State 26, Utah State 25, Robert Morris 15, Long Beach State 14, Niagara 14, Northwestern State 13, Northeastern 11, North Carolina Central 9, Mercer 8, Northern Iowa 7, Southern 7, Western Michigan 7, Bryant 6, College of Charleston 4, Santa Clara 4, Elon 3, Vermont 2, Albany 1, Army 1, Gardner-Webb 1, Jacksonville State 1, Lafayette 1, Loyola MD 1.

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