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Harvard basketball makes history

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Men’s basketball enters Top 25 in AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ polls

For the first time in program history, the Harvard men’s basketball team is ranked in the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ National polls. The Crimson appears at No. 25 in the country in the AP rankings and No. 24 in the coaches poll, released today.

The Crimson becomes the first Ivy League team to be ranked nationally in a major poll since Cornell was rated No. 22 in the ESPN/USA Today poll during the 2010 season. The last Ivy team to appear in the AP was the 1997-98 Princeton team that finished No. 8 in the rankings.

Harvard, which if off to an 8-0 start for the first time since the 1984-85 campaign, won the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament Nov. 26, defeating Utah, then-No. 20 Florida State and Central Florida along the way. The Crimson sits at 2-0 at home, 3-0 in road contests and 3-0 in neutral-site games. Harvard is one of 15 remaining undefeated teams in the country and owns a 19-game win streak, tied for the seventh longest in the nation.

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