W&M Men’s Hoops Receiving National Votes

December 29th, 2009 by Kim Lenz

wmlogoThe William and Mary men’s basketball team continues to gain votes in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Top 25 polls. The Tribe received 13 votes in the coaches poll released Monday, while garnering five in the AP rankings. It marks the fourth straight week in which the Tribe received votes in both major national polls. The Tribe last received votes in the national rankings during the 1977-78 season.

The Green and Gold was one of 27 teams receiving votes in the Associated Press poll and one of 28 in the ESPN/USA Today rankings. The Tribe garnered the 10th most votes in the ‘also receiving votes’ category of the coaches rankings, which put the Tribe 35th nationally. Click here to see the national polls.

The Tribe moved up in both the CollegeHoops.net Power Top 50 and non-BCS Top 25 polls that were released on Sunday. The Tribe jumped five spots to No. 42 in the national Power Top 50, while moving up one spot to No. 10 in the non-BCS rankings. Click here to view CollegeHoops.net Power Top 50 and here for the non-BCS Top 25.

W&M is riding an eight-game winning streak in improving to 8-2 on the season with a 70-68 win at Radford. The Tribe tied the second-longest winning streak in school history. The College won eight of its first 10 games for just the fifth time in school history. The Green and Gold’s RPI is currently seventh in both the CollegeRPI.com and CBSSportsline.com indexes. W&M owns a pair of RPI top 25 wins against No. 11 VCU and No. 21 Richmond as well as the program’s first win at an ACC foe since the 1977-78 season with the triumph over Wake Forest.

The College returns to action when it travels to ACC foe Maryland this Wednesday. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m. The contest will be televised on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. The game can be heard live on 92.3FM The Tide and 107.9 BACHfm, with Jay Colley, Bill McDonald and Charlie Woollum on the call.

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