“This is so neat for the school and everything like that. I won’t play it down because it’s wonderful for people to have that kind of respect for our program. At the same time, we have the kind of kids who can take it in stride to be ranked among that company.”
This is the first time in Patriot League history that a conference team has earned a spot in either poll.
Meanwhile, no change in the top two sports in the Mid-Major Top 25. It's still Gonzaga at No. 1 with 30 of the 31 first place votes, followed by No. 2 Bucknell, which received the other No. 1 vote. George Mason moves up to No. 3, jumping from last week's No. 6 spot, past Northern Iowa (dropped from 3 to 4), Wichita State (down from 4 to 5) and Creighton, which dropped from No. 5 last week to 8. Lehigh 24th among others receiving votes with 4, down from 6 votes last week.