Women's Basketball ranked No. 15 in first weekly D3Hoops.com poll, No. 18 in second weekly WBCA poll

Women's Basketball ranked No. 15 in first weekly D3Hoops.com poll, No. 18 in second weekly WBCA poll

By Caleb Scott

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ADA — The Ohio Northern women's basketball team is ranked No. 15 in the first weekly D3Hoops.com coaches poll, and is ranked No. 18 in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association poll, both released Tuesday, Nov. 28.

After falling in its season-opener, the Polar Bears (3-1 overall) have won three straight.

Ohio Northern received 269 points in the D3Hoops.com poll.

Tufts (Mass.) claimed the top spot with 608 points and 12 first place votes, while Christopher Newport (Va.) came in at No. 2 with 591 points and six first place votes, and Amherst (Mass.) rounded out the top-3 with 586 points and seven first place votes.

In the WBCA poll, Northern received 62 points, while Amherst (Mass.) is ranked No. 1 with 198 points and six first place votes, Tufts (Mass.) is No. 2 with 194 points and the final two first place votes and Christopher Newport (Va.) rounded out the top-3 with 184 points.

The Polar Bears will open the home portion of their 2017-18 schedule on Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm as they welcome Case Western Reserve to the ONU Sports Center.

D3Hoops.com Poll - Week 1

Nov. 28, 2017

Rank School (First Place Votes) Record Pts. Prev.
1. Tufts (Mass.) (12) 4-0 608 1
2. Christopher Newport (Va.) (6) 4-0 591 2
3. Amherst (Mass.) (7) 3-0 586 3
4. Wartburg (Iowa) 3-0 519 8
5. Wis.-Oshkosh 5-0 478 11
6. Trine (Ind.) 5-0 472 9
7. Hope (Mich.) 3-0 400 13
8. Whitman (Wash.) 4-1 396 6
9. Rochester (N.Y.) 3-0 372 21
10. Thomas More (Ky.) 3-1 361 5
11. St. Thomas (Minn.) 2-1 350 4
12. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) 2-0 319 16
13. Washington (Mo.) 3-1 301 10
14. Wis.-Whitewater 3-0 283 20
15. Ohio Northern 3-1 269 7
16. Scranton (Pa.) 3-0 268 19
17. Bowdoin (Maine) 4-0 259
18. DePauw (Ind.) 4-1 233 15
19. Puget Sound (Wash.) 3-1 208 17
20. Trinity (Tex.) 3-1 165 12
21. Messiah (Pa.) 4-0 113
22. Muhlenberg (Pa.) 4-0 108
23. Marymount (Va.) 2-1 91 14
24. Wheaton (Ill.) 3-0 64
25. Marietta 4-0 51

Others receiving votes: Mass-Dartmouth 38; Bethel 36; Illinois Wesleyan 20; Montclair State 18; George Fox 15; Carthage 13; Williams 13; Ithaca 12; Randolph-Macon 12; Chicago 10; North Park 10; SUNY Geneseo 10; Bluffton 8; Moravian 8; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 7; SUNY Oneonta 5; Carnegie Mellon 4; Wisconsin Lutheran 4; Connecticut College 3; St. Benedict 3; Washington and Jefferson 3; Albright 2; Juniata 2; Rose-Hulman 2; UW-Stevens Point 2

WBCA Poll - Week 2

Nov. 28, 2017

Rank School (First Place Votes) Record Pts. Prev.
1. Amherst (Mass.) (6) 3-0 198 1
2. Tufts (Mass.) (2) 4-0 194 2
3. Christopher Newport (Va.) 4-0 184 3
4. Hope (Mich.) 3-0 170 4
5. Wis.-Oshkosh 5-0 165 5
6. Trine (Ind.) 5-0 140 8
7. St. Thomas (Minn.) 2-1 138 7
8. Scranton (Pa.) 3-0 134 10
9. Whitman (Wash.) 4-1 129 9
10. Bowdoin (Maine) 4-0 123 13
11. Rochester (N.Y.) 3-0 122 11
12. Trinity (Tex.) 3-1 108 14
13. Thomas More (Ky.) 3-1 104 16
14. Wartburg (Iowa) 3-0 97 14
15. DePauw (Ind.) 4-1 93 6
16. Washington (Mo.) 3-1 83 19
17. Messiah (Pa.) 4-0 66 21
18. Ohio Northern 3-1 62 17
19. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) 2-0 46 22
20. Puget Sound (Wash.) 3-1 45 20
21. George Fox (Ore.) 2-2 38 12
22. Wis.-Whitewater 3-0 35 25
23. Wheaton (Ill.) 3-0 24 24
t24. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Cal.) 3-1 23 NR
t24. Ithaca (N.Y.) 3-1 23 18

Others receiving votes: Muhlenberg (4-0) 16; Montclair State (3-1) 10; Massachusetts-Dartmouth (2-1) 7; Washington and Lee (4-0) 6; Gettysburg (3-0) 5; Texas-Tyler (1-2) 4; Rochester Institute (3-0) 3; Bluffton (3-1) 2; Connecticut College (3-1) 2; Stockton (4-0) 1