Cornell Cracks Top-25

By wbng sports

July 22, 2010 Updated Feb 1, 2010 at 11:41 PM EST

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton)

For going on three years, we've been telling you just how good this Cornell basketball team really is.

Maybe now everyone will pay attention.

Because if things continue this way, the Big Red won't be underdogs when they play in the NCAA tournament this season.

For the first time in program history the Big Red are ranked in the top 25 of the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll.
It's the first time any Ivy team has been ranked in the poll since Princeton in 1998.
It comes after a huge weekend where Cornell swept 2 league games by a combined 70 points, including a blowout of top league rival Harvard.
And while it's a great accomplishment, it doesn't mean a whole lot...at least to the team.

They say it's still business as usual in practice.

Cornell is also 27th in the AP poll...they were last ranked in that list in 1951 when the went as high as #14.
The Big Red will defend their ranking at home this weekend against Yale and Brown Friday and Saturday nights.

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