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Raiders receive votes in AP Top 25 poll two weeks in a row

The Wright State Men’s Basketball team has received votes in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for two weeks in a row. 

What is the poll?

Every week, the Associated Press releases a poll naming the top 25 college basketball teams in the country.

A new and updated list is released every week during the college basketball season and a final poll is released after the field for the NCAA tournament is selected. 

Selected AP members who are either sports writers, sports broadcasters or have wide knowledge of the sports teams are the ones who vote on the poll. 

Each state has its own voter and voters are rotated every year. 


Currently, Baylor University holds the no. 1 spot and the University of Dayton isn’t far behind at no. 5. 

Other colleges receiving votes include Michigan State with 87 and Cincinnati with 14, along with many others. 

Although Wright State only received one vote, it is the first time in program history that they have received any votes at all from the AP Top 25 poll. 

Wright State has now received a vote in both week 15 and week 16 of the poll.

A record season

Nearing the end of their season, the Raiders currently sit at a record of 24-6 overall and 14-3 in Horizon League play.

They are also undefeated at home in league play and hold the first place spot in the Horizon League.

With their win on senior day, the team also received a double-bye into the semifinals of the Horizon League Championship. 

Wright State is one of the 11 remaining teams in the country with 21 or more victories and the only D1 team in the country in top 10 for both scoring and rebounding. 

This year, the league championships will be held in Indianapolis and the Raiders will be playing on March 2 and 3.

Makenzie Hoeferlin