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UMass Men’s Basketball Moves Up in AP Poll, Ranks in USA Today

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(WGGB) — New polls are out and the UMass men’s basketball team is making their first appearance this season in one poll, and moving up the ranks in another.

In the latest USA Today Coaches Poll released Monday, the Minutemen are ranked #22, and marks the first time the team has made that poll this season.

The Associated Press has also released their latest top 25 poll, and has UMass now ranked #21, up three spots from #24 the week before.

UMass is currently 6-0 on the season, and has yet to see any Atlantic 10 Conference play.

The team’s next game is Tuesday night on the road against Eastern Michigan.

Their next home game is Saturday at 1:30 p.m. against BYU at the MassMutual Center.

USA TODAY COACHES POLL:
1 – Michigan State
2 – Arizona
3 – Ohio State
4 – Kentucky
5 – Syracuse
6 – Louisville
7 – Kansas
8 – Duke
9 – Wisconsin
10 – Wichita State
11 – Oklahoma State
12 – Florida
13 – Oregon
14 – Connecticut
15 – Gonzaga
15 – Memphis
17 – UCLA
18 – Iowa State
19 – Villanova
20 – Baylor
21 – Michigan
22 – Massachusetts
23 – Indiana
24 – Iowa
25 – North Carolina

AP POLL:
1 – Michigan State
2 – Arizona
3 – Kentucky
4 – Syracuse
5 – Ohio State
6 – Kansas
7 – Louisville
8 – Wisconsin
9 – Oklahoma State
10 – Duke
11 – Wichita State
12 – Connecticut
13 – Oregon
14 – Villanova
15 – Florida
16 – Memphis
17 – Iowa State
18 – UCLA
19 – Gonzaga
20 – Baylor
21 – Massachusetts
22 – Michigan
23 – Iowa
24 – San Diego State
25 – Dayton

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