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Belmont Reaches New Heights in National Online Polls

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont men's basketball is ranked No. 3 in the CollegeInsider.com Mid Major Top 25 Poll for the week of Feb. 21.

This marks the third consecutive week the Bruins have registered a new program standard in the poll, after ranking No. 8 Feb. 7 and No. 6 last week. They become the first A-Sun squad to crack the top five since Troy appeared in fifth in the March 1, 2004 poll.

Belmont has received votes in the CollegeInsider.com Mid Major Top 25 Poll for the majority of the season, and has been ranked for nine consecutive weeks.

Moreover, the Bruins are also third in the Basketball State 'Small Conference' Top 25 rankings for Feb. 22. The Basketball State 'Small Conference' Top 25 rankings – overseen by respected college basketball journalist Kyle Whelliston – include all mid-major conferences, plus the Atlantic-10 and Conference USA.

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