For the first time in the history of the program, the Columbia College Cougar men’s basketball team is ranked No. 1 in the NAIA Top 25 Poll and continued their best start at 18-0 following Tuesday night’s 84-38 win over Hannibal-LaGrange. The Cougars are the only remaining undefeated team in the NAIA and are the first unanimous No. 1 selection of the 2012-13 season.

Columbia ranks first in NAIA Division I in scoring defense (56.70 papg) and third in scoring margin (+25.7 ppg). Led by Devin Griffin with a 14.0 scoring clip, the Cougars boast three players averaging double figures.