By Tim Glon
ADA — The Ohio Northern women's basketball team moved up one more spot to a season-high ranking of No. 8 in the seventh weekly D3hoops.com poll and up two slots to No. 10 in the USA Today Sports Coaches Poll.
The Polar Bears received 439 votes in the D3hoops.com poll, 27 more than the 412 they received in last week's poll.
DePauw (Ind.) stayed at the top of the poll with 623 points and 23 of the 25 first place votes, Calvin (Mich) is ranked second with 598 points and the two remaining first place votes and Hope (Mich.) is third with 525 points.
ONU was ranked No. 9 in last week's poll, was No. 12 in the fifth poll, was No. 15 in the fourth poll, was No. 17 in the third poll, was No. 20 in the second poll and was No. 24 in the first poll.
Northern has also moved up to a season high No. 10 in the USA Today Sports Coaches Poll with 122 points.
DePauw (Ind.) received all eight first place votes and remains in the top spot with 200 points, Calvin (Mich.) is second, followed by Amherst (Mass.), Tufts (Mass.) and Messiah (Pa.).
Ohio Northern has won 13 games in a row, has an overall record of 14-1 and is in first place in the Ohio Athletic Conference with an 8-0 mark.
The Polar Bears will be in action again on Wednesday when they play host to Wilmington in a 7:30 pm contest.
D3hoops.com Women's Poll - #7
Jan 15, 2013
||School (1st Pl. Votes)
|1.||DePauw (Ind.) (24)||15-0||623||1|
|2.||Calvin (Mich.) (1)||13-1||598||2|
|4.||St. Thomas (Minn.)||14-0||515||6|
|9.||Lewis & Clark (Ore.)||14-1||403||10|
|10.||Thomas More (Ky.)||14-1||401||11|
|11.||Montclair State (N.J.)||16-0||388||12|
|16.||Christopher Newport (Va.)||13-0||242||23|
|17.||Lebanon Valley (Pa.)||13-2||174||20|
|23.||George Fox (Ore.)||12-3||83||25|
Others Receiving Votes: Louisiana College 60; Baruch 33; FDU-Florham 30; Williams 29; UW-Superior 19; Whitman 17; Maryville (Tenn.) 14; Carthage 12; Howard Payne 11; Emory 9; Monmouth 7; Texas-Dallas 6; Bridgewater State 5; Rochester 4; Ithaca 4; Rhodes 3; New Paltz State 2; Loras 1.
USA Today Women's Poll- #7
Jan. 15, 2013
||School (1st Pl. Votes)
|1.||DePauw (Ind.) (8)||200||15-0||1|
|8.||Lewis & Clark (Ore.)
|9.||St. Thomas (Minn.)
|12.||Thomas More (Ky.)
|13.||Montclair State (N.J.)
|15.||Lebanon Valley (Pa.)
|23.||George Fox (Ore.)
|24.||Christopher Newport (Va.)
Others Recieving Votes: Moravian (Pa.) 16, SUNY New Paltz 7, Wheaton (Ill.) 5, Monmouth (Ill.) 4, Louisiana College 3, Carthage (Wis.) 2, Baruch (N.Y.) 1.