For the first time in program history, the Harvard Crimson men's basketball team is ranked in the top 25 college basketball rankings. Harvard appeared in the polls Monday for the first time, voted No. 25 in the AP Top 25 and No. 24 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll.
UConn is also ranked in the polls, coming in at No. 9 in both of the major rankings. The two teams meet Thursday night at Connecticut.
Harvard has won its first eight games for the first time since the 1984-85 campaign, including wins against Utah and Florida State. The Crimson Tide became the first Ivy League team to crack the national rankings since Cornell was ranked No. 22 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll during the 2010 season. Cornell went to the Sweet 16 that year.