Men's Basketball Receives Votes in Associated Press Top 25
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont men's basketball is among those receiving votes in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the week of Feb. 14.
The Bruins once again received five votes in this week's AP Top 25 poll, equaling the program-best total from one week ago.
This marks the fifth consecutive week Belmont has received votes in either the Associated Press or ESPN/USA Today coaches' national polls. Belmont joins St. Mary's (CA) and Coastal Carolina as one of only three mid-major programs in the country to receive national poll votes each of the past five weeks.
Belmont is among 15 programs receiving votes outside the Top 25 in the Associated Press poll. Joining the Bruins with five AP votes this week are Baylor and Colorado State.
It is believed the last time an Atlantic Sun program received Top 25 votes this late in the season was 1996-97, when College of Charleston was ranked the final five weeks of the season, in the then-Trans America Athletic Conference (TAAC).
Kansas ranks first in both the ESPN/USA Today Coaches and Associated Press Top 25 men's basketball polls.
The Bruins defeated Campbell this past week for their 13th victory away from home this season.
Belmont (23-4, 15-1 Atlantic Sun) returns to action Thursday, Feb. 17 versus East Tennessee State. Tip-off is set for 7pm CT from the Curb Event Center.