The Crimson has now received a vote in the AP Top 25 Poll in three straight seasons (Harvard Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's basketball team received national recognition Monday when it tallied a vote in the AP Top 25 poll. It is the third straight season and fourth in past six that the Crimson has received a vote in the poll.
The Crimson is off to the second-best start in program history at 13-3 this season after beginning 2009-10 with a 14-3 record. Harvard is currently riding a six-game winning streak and is a perfect 8-0 at home in 2010-11.
The men have wins against Big 12 member Colorado and ACC foe Boston College this season and have started 2-0 in Ivy League play heading into Friday's showdown with Columbia, also at 2-0 against Ancient Eight opponents.
Duquesne, Atlantic Sun leader Belmont and Penn State also received one vote in Monday's poll, while Baylor, Big South leader Coastal Carolina and Colonial Athletic Association first-place team VCU each received two votes to come in just above Harvard. Ohio State (20-0) held on to its AP No. 1 ranking for the second straight week.