Tuesday, November 20, 2007

From the Davidson Official website

Davidson Climbs into Top 25 for First Time in 37 Years

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- After Davidson’s impressive showing against top-ranked North Carolina last week at Bobcats Arena, the Wildcats are ranked 25th in this week’s ESPN / USA Today Coaches Top 25 as released Monday afternoon. Ranked for the first time since the 1969-70 season, Davidson received 59 points in the most recent poll, moving up two spots from last week’s rankings.

The only team in this week’s Top 25 with a setback, the Wildcats (1-1) opened the 2007-08 campaign with a 120-56 victory over Emory, before falling to the top-ranked Tar Heels, Nov. 14.

Against North Carolina, Davidson led by as many as seven in the opening period and by three (59-56) with just over six minutes to play, but the Tar Heels went on a late run to escape with a 72-68 victory.

The Wildcats spent the entire 1969-70 season ranked, climbing to as high as fourth the second and third week’s of the slate before finishing at 15th.

Davidson becomes the first Southern Conference school to be ranked in the national polls since College of Charleston grabbed the 25th spot Dec. 10, 2002.

Following a week away from the hardwood, the nationally-ranked Wildcats return to action Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Western Michigan in a 7 p.m. tip.

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