Yeshiva U men’s basketball earns first national US ranking
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Yeshiva U men’s basketball earns first national US ranking

Maccabees rank 24th in Division III thanks to 14-1 overall record

Basketball players in Yeshiva University Maccabees team celebrate their winning their first-ever Skyline Conference Championship on February 25, 2018. (Screen capture: YouTube)
Basketball players in Yeshiva University Maccabees team celebrate their winning their first-ever Skyline Conference Championship on February 25, 2018. (Screen capture: YouTube)

JTA — The Yeshiva University’s men’s basketball team has been ranked in the US’s Division III Top 25 for the first time.

In the D3hoops.com’s poll, released Monday, the Maccabees are ranked No. 24, one spot ahead of Brandeis, a Jewish-sponsored, nonsectarian research university. Swarthmore is ranked No. 1.

The Maccabees have a 14-1 record overall and are in first place in the Skyline League with a 7-0 mark.

The Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, sports information directors, and reporters from across the country.

In 2018, Yeshiva qualified for the NCAA Division III basketball tournament for the first time, but was eliminated in the first round.

Division III institutions do not offer scholarships to their student-athletes.

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