D3hoops tabs men's basketball with top five ranking

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HANOVER, Ind. – D3hoops.com announced its Week Two National Top 25 late Monday evening with the Hanover men's basketball team coming in at No. 5.

The Panthers are earning their 71st national ranking from D3hoops since the poll's inception during the 1999-2000 season. The Blue and Red had appeared in the ranking each of the poll's first seven years before returning in 2010-11 and each of the last two seasons.

Hanover, who is off to a 5-1 start this season, is garnering top 25 recognition from D3hoops for the seventh consecutive poll. The team has been tabbed a top 10 pick in each of the last three announcements as well, including a No. 4 ranking in the 2017-18 preseason poll, which marked the program's second highest position ever.

The Panthers are coming off a 2-0 week, which started by defeating then No. 16 Ohio Wesleyan last Wednesday, 84-83, before adding a 75-68 triumph at Franklin in the conference opener this past Saturday.

Ohio Wesleyan is ranked 19th in the Week Two edition, and Marietta (Ohio), one of HC's opponents prior to the New Year is positioned at No. 13.

Hanover will continue conference play this week, starting with a 7:30 p.m. tip at Transylvania Wednesday, Dec. 6.  

For complete coverage of the D3hoops Week Two Top 25, visit the link above.

Contact: Tyler Jester