Men's basketball moves up in this week's D3hoops.com poll

The Hamilton College men's basketball team is ranked 18th in this week's D3hoops.com Top 25 poll (Michael P. Doherty photo).
The Hamilton College men's basketball team is ranked 18th in this week's D3hoops.com Top 25 poll (Michael P. Doherty photo).

The Hamilton College men's basketball team shot up six spots to No. 18 in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll released on Monday, Jan. 8.

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The Continentals (12-0, 1-0 NESCAC) routed Wells College 97-61 at home on Friday and posted an emphatic 78-55 win at Trinity College in their conference opener on Sunday. Hamilton is one of only four undefeated teams remaining in Division III. The Continentals are ninth in the nation in scoring offense with 94.8 points per game.

A huge NESCAC contest is coming up this weekend as the Hamilton men will host No. 14 Wesleyan University at Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Friday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. Connecticut College travels to Clinton for another conference matchup on Saturday at 3 p.m.

The D3hoops.com poll is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, sports information directors and media members from across the country.