For the first time since early in the 2010-11 season, Wisconsin-Stevens Point is ranked No. 1 in the country, as the Pointers ascended to the top spot in the D3hoops.com Top 25 this week.UW-Stevens Point (5-0, 1-0 WIAC) was last ranked No. 1 after the first week of the 2010-11 season, following its national championship season of 2009-10. Amherst fell from the top spot after losing to Emerson on Saturday. The Pointers won their conference opener 74-55 at UW-Eau Claire on Wednesday in their lone game of the week.
The Pointers received 16 of 25 first-place votes, while second-ranked Wooster (eight) and fourth-ranked Cabrini (one) also received votes in the top spot. UWSP has 611 points, nine ahead of Wooster.
UW-Stevens Point will have a tough test right out of the gate, as No. 8 Wisconsin-Whitewater visits Bennett Court at Quandt Fieldhouse on Wednesday night in a top-10 showdown.