2018-19 Basketball

Morehouse receives highest ranking ever

Maroon Tigers shoot up four spots this week.

Courtesy: Morehouse Athletics

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Morehouse College basketball team moved up four spots in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Top 25 and now sit at No. 3 in the national rankings.

MHC was ranked 7th last week and had a record of 13-1 overall before the polls were released. Morehouse garnered 358 points in the NABC Poll this week, and are the only team from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) that is ranked. The No. 3 ranking is the highest ever ranking by a Maroon Tiger team in the NABC Coaches Poll.

The top two spots of the poll remain the same with Bellarmine (Ky.) at No. 1 followed by Northwest Missouri State. St. Edwards (Tx.) and Indiana (Pa.) round out the top 5.

The Maroon Tigers have gotten off to a good start in 2019 with a home victory over Spring Hill College and road wins against LeMoyne-Owen College, Lane College, and Paine College.

Morehouse returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 19th, as they host the Wildcats of Fort Valley State University for MLK Weekend. The tip is set for 3 p.m. ET

 Through Games JAN. 13, 2019

1Bellarmine (16)14-04001
2Northwest Missouri State16-03841
4St. Edward’s (Tx)15-135011
5Indiana (Pa)14-13273
6Nova Southeastern13-13134
7USC Aiken13-12975
9West Liberty11-226712
10Queens (NC)15-223513
11Point Loma13-221716
13UC San Diego14-316818
14St. Thomas Aquinas13-215919
15Saint Anselm12-21559
16West Texas A&M16-31508
20Texas A&M-Commerce13-210224
21Valdosta State13-38414
22Florida Southern12-37222
23Saint Martin’s12-253NR
25Southern Nazarene13-33415

Others receiving votes: Shippensburg (Pa.) 22, Southern Arkansas 19, Northwest Nazarene (Idaho) 13, UNC Pembroke 12, Colorado School of Mines 11, Belmont Abbey (N.C.) 9, Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) 9, Lincoln (Mo.) 9, Missouri Southern 8, Northern State (S.D.) 8, Tarleton State (Texas) 8, Eckerd (Fla.) 4, Western Oregon 3, Cal State East Bay 2, Fairmont State (W.Va.) 2, Seattle Pacific (Wash.) 2, Davenport (Mich.) 1.

Dropped out: Tarleton State (23), UNC Pembroke (25)



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