Men's Basketball Ranked 25th In Mid-Major Poll

ALBANY, N.Y. - For the second time in program history, UAlbany men's basketball cracked the College Insider Top-25 Mid-Major poll on Monday, Dec. 3. The Great Danes are currently ranked 25th with 61 votes in the poll. To view the mid-major poll in its entirety click here. The last time UAlbany was placed in the mid-major top-25 was on Nov. 8, 2006, following its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

UAlbany is off to its best start in Division I with a 6-2 record through the first eight games. The Great Danes started off with a win over the A-10's Duquesne in the season opener 69-66. Then UAlbany rattled off its best non-conference win ever over the Pac-12's Washington in Seattle, 63-62.

The Great Danes are on a three-game winning streak, having recently defeated their crosstown rivals, Siena, in the Albany Cup by a decisive 13 points, 69-56. Senior guards Mike Black and Jacob Iati have been the focal point on the offensive end, averaging 16.9 and 14.8 points per game, respectively.

UAlbany looks ahead to St. Francis on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the SEFCU Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.