SPOKANE, Wash. – The Whitworth University men’s basketball team has been on a roll over the last five weeks and that has turned into a return to the top 25 of the D3hoops.com poll.
The Pirates are ranked 21st in today’s edition of the poll. The Bucs were ranked 16th on November 26th, but dropped out of the top 25 the following week after picking up their second loss of the season.
Whitworth has now won 10 of its last 11 contests to improve to 15-4 overall and 9-1 in the Northwest Conference. After spending the last eight polls listed with “others receiving votes”, the Bucs have jumped back into the national ranking.
Prior to the December 1st version of the D3hoops.com national rankings, the Pirates were ranked for 52 consecutive polls dating back to the 2009-10 season.
Whitworth will put the #21 rating to the test this coming weekend with a pair of tough NWC games at Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran.