Toledo, OH – After a two-week absence, the Toledo Rockets are back in the Top 25. Following a 44-28 victory over Bowling Green on Nov. 17, the Rockets moved up to No.24 in the latest Associated Press media poll with 123 points, one spot ahead of Temple and one behind Mississippi State. Toledo also received 69 points in the latest USA Today coaches poll, good for an unofficial ranking of 27th.
The Rockets were ranked in the Top 25 for five weeks this season from Oct. 4-Nov.1, rising as high as No. 19 in the AP poll and No. 20 in the coaches poll before a loss to Northern Illinois on Nov. 3 knocked them out of the Top 25.
Toledo (9-1, 6-1 MAC) hosts Western Michigan (6-5, 5-2 MAC) on Friday with a chance to earn at least a share of the MAC West Division crown.