Women's Basketball ranked No. 23 in D3Hoops.com Preseason poll

Women's Basketball ranked No. 23 in D3Hoops.com Preseason poll

By Caleb Scott

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ADA — The Ohio Northern women's basketball team is ranked No. 23 in the D3Hoops.com Preseason coaches poll, released Oct. 26.

The Polar Bears finished the 2015-16 season with a 23-5 overall record and won the Ohio Athletic Conference Regular Season title with a 17-1 record.

Tufts (Mass.) took the top spot with 597 votes and nine first place votes, Amherst (Mass.) is second with 580 points and three first place votes and Texas-Tyler rounded out the top three with 567 points and three first place votes.

Northern also made its second appearance in the NCAA III Tournament in three years a season ago.

The Polar Bears will kickoff the 2016-17 season at Case Western Reserve on Nov. 15 at 5:30 under 16th-year head coach Michele Durand.

    2015    
Rank Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Prev.
1. Tufts (Mass.) (9) 28-4 597 2
2. Amherst (Mass.) (3) 30-2 580 3
3. Texas-Tyler (3) 30-2 567 6
4. Thomas More (Ky.) (10) 33-0 561 1
5. Scranton (Pa.) 30-1 536 4
6. St. Thomas (Minn.) 26-4 466 9
7. Rochester (N.Y.) 23-6 398 11
8. George Fox (Ore.) 29-1 378 5
9. Washington (Mo.) 23-6 362 7
10. Wartburg (Iowa) 23-8 346 8
11. Albright (Pa.) 27-3 330 10
12. Wis.-River Falls 23-6 328 16
13. Hope (Mich.) 26-2 318 12
14. Wis.-Oshkosh 23-6 282 13
15. Christopher Newport (Va.) 24-5 273 18
16. Montclair State (N.J.) 22-7 224 25
17. Muhlenberg (Pa.) 25-3 194 19
18. Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) 21-7 185 15
19. Bowdoin (Maine) 22-7 184 21
20. Mary Washington (Va.) 24-5 146 23
21. Wheaton (Ill.) 22-6 108 24
22.

Wis.-Stevens Point

21-8 92 20
23. Ohio Northern 23-5 84 14
24. Stevens (N.J.) 23-7 73 NR
25. Claremont-Mudd Scripps (Cal.) 23-6 72 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Maryville (Tenn.) 70; Denison 69; Stockton 48; Illinois Wesleyan 46; Calvin 28; Trinity (Texas) 24; DePauw 24; Guilford 24; New York University 21; Marymount 18; University of New England 17; Lynchburg 12; St. Norbert 10; DeSales 7; St. Mary's (Minn.) 6; Whitman 6; Luther 3; UW-Whitewater 3; SUNY New Paltz 2; Puget Sound 1; Rose-Hulman 1; Rowan 1