Wednesday, January 4, 2012

MIT Hoops Highlighted in San Francisco Chronicle

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

"Academic Top Half-Dozen

Several schools rated high in U.S. News and World Report's 2012 rankings of American universities and liberal arts colleges also have outstanding basketball teams. Here's our all-academic basketball rankings:

1. Harvard (12-1) - No. 1-ranked university is No. 22 in AP poll.

2. Middlebury (9-0) - No. 5-ranked liberal arts college, located in Middlebury, Vt., is No. 1-ranked Division III team.

3. Williams (8-1) - No. 1 liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Mass., is No. 6 in Division III poll.

4. Amherst (10-1) - No. 2 liberal arts college, located in Amherst, Mass., is ranked No. 7 in Division III.

5. MIT (12-0) - No. 5-ranked university is No. 4 in Division III rankings.

6. Stanford (12-2) - No. 5-ranked university (tied with MIT) is 2-0 in Pac-12."

MIT Basketball Receives #1 Vote

MIT Basketball remained at the #4 spot in this week's Top 25 poll, but gained 14 points and received a #1 vote for the first time in program history.

Other northeast region schools in the Top 25 include Middlebury (#1), Amherst (#6), Williams (#7), and Rhode Island College (#24). NEWMAC rival WPI (#26) is just outside the Top 25.

#4 MIT takes on Springfield College tonight at 7pm EST.