Bulldogs No. 20 in NAIA Division II Coaches’ Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Union College men’s basketball team moved up three spots in this week’s NAIA Division II Coaches’ Poll, as the Bulldogs come in at 20th in this week’s rankings.

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and independents.

Union was joined by two other schools (No. 16 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) and No. 18 Northwestern Ohio) that rose three spots in the poll, tying the biggest jump of the week by any school in the ranking.

The Bulldogs, 22-4 overall and 13-1 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference, continue to ride a long winning streak, extending it out to 13 games on Monday night in a 93-62 triumph over Ohio Christian. The 13-game winning streak matches the longest in school history, which was set by the 2013-14 Union squad.

As a team, Union is one of the strongest defensive teams in all of NAIA Division II. The Bulldogs continue to lead the country in steals per game (11.8), total steals (307), while being fourth in field goal percentage defense (39.4) and fifth in blocks (129). Union also leads the country in scoring margin, coming in at 21.5 points per game.

For the full poll, click here.