OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - For the first time in three seasons, the Ole Miss men's basketball team is ranked in the Top 25. The Rebels entered the AP Top 25 as well as the top 25 of the Coaches' Poll on Monday, two days after improving to (4-0) in SEC play with a home win over Arkansas.
"For us, I'm proud our team continues to find a way to win, we've still got a lot of things which we can improve upon," head coach Andy Kennedy said after Saturday's win. "My hope is that it will continue and my hope is that our guys will continue to embrace the grind, cause that's what it is, we're two weeks into a nine-week grind, and we've got seven more, and we've gotta be ready for those."
Ole Miss is ranked No. 23 in the AP Poll and No. 24 in the Coaches' Poll. Other SEC teams in the AP's Top 25 are Florida at No. 8 and Missouri at No. 22.
No other SEC team received votes in this week's poll.
COMPLETE AP TOP 25 RANKINGS
18North Carolina State
Others receiving votes: Marquette 92, Wisconsin 55, UCLA 41, UNLV 32, Wyoming 28, San Diego State 26, Colorado State 7, Memphis 6, Georgetown 4, Iowa State 3, North Carolina 3, Louisiana Tech 2, Pittsburgh 1, Bucknell 1.