The Associated Press poll still has the men’s basketball team on the outside looking in.
After defeating Hofstra Saturday to improve their record to 11-1, GW moved up one spot to No. 28 in the country Monday, receiving 37 points in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. But that’s still fewer votes – and leaves them farther outside the top 25 – than last week.
GW sits in between a pair of Big 12 schools in the University of Texas (10-2) and the University of Oklahoma (11-1)
But it’s unlikely the win against the Pride truly helped the Colonials rise in the rankings. While GW needed the win to stay in contention, the move was most likely due to the inactivity of the Sooners (who did not play a game this week).
GW now has a Tuesday road matchup against Kansas State (9-3), who received three points in this week’s poll, and a Friday home match against the University of Georgia (6-5). Wins against both teams would make it hard to deny GW from being a top 25 team come next Monday.
The Colonials will face the Kansas State Wildcats on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Fred Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.
This post was updated Dec. 30 at 4:27 p.m. to reflect the following correction:
The Hatchet incorrectly reported that GW received 37 votes in the AP poll, but the Colonials actually received 37 points. For example, teams receive 25 points for a first place vote, and one point for a 25th place vote.