GREENCASTLE, Ind. — DePauw (5-0) picked up all eight first-place votes and jumped two spots to No. 1 in the USA Today Top 25 Coaches’ Poll, released on Tuesday.
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The Tigers totaled 200 points followed by Mount Union with 188 and Calvin with 180.
Previously top-ranked Wisconsin-Stevens Point fell three spots to No. 4 and previous-No. 2 George Fox fell 18 spots to No. 20.
DePauw is off to its first 5-0 start since the 2002-03 season after winning the weekend tournament at Illinois Wesleyan and knocking off a pair of top-10 teams along the way. The Tigers topped Washington (Mo.) 60-59 and the Titans 75-52.
This marks the Tigers’ first number-one ranking during the regular season in the WBCA ranking. DePauw garnered the top spot in 2007 after winning the Division III title. DePauw is also ranked first in the D3hoops.com Poll.