The St. Mary’s Gaels are ranked N0. 23 in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll, released on Monday.
They are one of only three unranked teams to crack the top 25, and are trending three spots up this week.
The Gaels have an overall record of 24-5 and have won 12 of their last 13 games. Two of their losses this season have been against fifth-ranked Gonzaga.
In terms of strength of schedule, the Gaels rank 39th in the nation in BPI and 43rd in RPI.
Despite being unranked, St. Mary’s received 24 votes in the AP Poll that produces the rankings.
The Gaels play at Pepperdine on Wednesday before wrapping up their season on Saturday against Santa Clara.
Unless something goes drastically wrong, expect the St. Mary’s Gaels to earn a bid to play in the NCAA Tournament in March.