The Raider men’s basketball team finished one of the best seasons in school history with a top 25 finish in the final mid major poll of the year. The Raiders finished the year ranked 22 in the poll.
The mid major poll only includes schools that are not in a power five conference, the American conference, the Mountain West conference, the Atlantic 10 conference, or the Big East conference. Essentially, it is for schools that are in conferences with less historical basketball prestige.
This news puts the icing on the cake for what has been a fantastic season under second year head coach Scott Nagy. WSU went 25-10 overall, including impressive records against conference opponents (14-4) and on their home court (14-2). The season included a Horizon League championship and a trip to the NCAA tournament for the third time in WSU’s division one history, and the first since 2007.
The Raiders were the only Horizon League team in the final top 25 poll, with rival NKU finishing just outside the 25 spot. Loyola-Chicago, who made the magical run to the final four, finished in the number one spot.