MACON, Ga. – Bolstered by a winning streak to close the non-conference schedule, the Mercer men's basketball team jumped five spots in the latest Mid-Major Top-25, as released by the outlet on Monday.

The Bears collected 161 points in the poll, rising from last week's position of No. 25. The team's No. 20 spot is the highest ranking for the program since being slotted No. 19 during the 2012-13 season. That year, the Bears debuted at No. 24 in the preseason edition of the poll.

Mercer (10-4) is riding a season-high five-game winning streak after downing Jacksonville 86-49 on the road on Monday evening. The Bears currently check in at No. 63 in ESPN's Daily RPI rankings.

The Mid-Major Poll is made up of teams from the following conferences: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Great West, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast.

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