Colorado Mesa Drops To No. 7 In National Polls Afer Loss To Colorado Christian
GRAND JUNCTION, colo.-Colorado Mesa University (18-1, 14-1 RMAC) dropped three spots to No. 7 in the USA Today / WBCA Top 25 poll released Tuesday.
The Mavericks held its highest ranking in program history, No. 4 the previous two weeks, before suffering their first loss of the season last weekend at Colorado Christian (77-73). The lost snapped a record-setting 18-game win streak.
CMU remains the only Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference team to crack the Top 25 poll. The top three teams remain the same with Ashland University receiving 32-first place votes. Ashland University (22-0), No. 2 Bentley University (19-0) and No. 3 Clayton State (20-0) are the only three undefeated teams. Western Washington (17-2) claimed the No. 4 spot, followed by University South Carolina – Aiken (17-2) and Gannon University (20-2) No. 5 and No. 6 respectively.
CMU pushed its record to 18-0, 14-0 in RMAC action on Friday night defeating Colorado School of Mines in Golden, 64-51. Saturday the Cougars ended the Mavericks streak.
CMU's 18-0 start is the best in school history, breaking the previous season-opening mark of 11-0 in 1988-1999.
CMU is averaging 72.4 points per game and outscoring their opponent by a +19.0 scoring margin. Defensively the Mavericks are averaging a +9.1 rebounding margin.
Three Mavericks are averaging double digits; Kelsey Sigl (17.8 ppg), Sharaya Selsor (13.5) and Katrina Selsor (13.3).
CMU will host Black Hills State and Chadron State this Friday and Saturday in Brownson Arena. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday's game is designated 'Pink in the Paint' and the Mavs' annual Cancer Awareness night. Fans are encouraged to wear pink.