Toledo (8-3) appears at No. 10 in this week’s espnW’s Mid-Major Rankings released Wednesday evening, according to Graham Hays.
The Rockets are one of four Mid-American Conference schools to show up in this week’s poll, along with No. 2 Central Michigan (8-2), No. 5 Ohio (10-0) and No. 6 Buffalo (8-3).UT also finds itself at No. 24 in the collegeinsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll.
Toledo has begun the season winning at least eight of its first 11 games for the third-straight year and 15th time in program history. UT recorded its eighth non-conference win with a 77-60 home triumph against Detroit Mercy Dec. 21, tied for sixth most in school annals before league play starts. The program record is 12 victories prior to the start of MAC play in 2012-13, followed by 10 wins in 2009-10 and nine in 1989-90 and 2016-17.
The Rockets return to action Sunday, Dec. 30, when they host NCAA Division II member Tiffin (2-8) in an exhibition game. The opening tip against the Dragons is slated for 2 p.m. in Savage Arena.
The exhibition matchup is free to attend, and the Grogan Room will be open to all fans.