Women's Basketball moves up to No. 8 in seventh weekly D3Hoops.com poll; No. 10 in USA Today Sports Coaches Poll

Women's Basketball moves up to No. 8 in seventh weekly D3Hoops.com poll; No. 10 in USA Today Sports Coaches Poll

By Tim Glon

| D3hoops.com Poll | USA Today Sports Coaches Poll |

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

Rank 
School (1st Pl. Votes) 
Record Pts. Prev.
1. DePauw (Ind.) (24) 15-0 623 1
2. Calvin (Mich.) (1) 13-1 598 2
3.  Hope (Mich.) 14-1 525 5
4. St. Thomas (Minn.) 14-0 515 6
5. Messiah (Pa.) 14-1 490 7
6. Tufts (Mass.) 15-0 480 8
7. Washington (Mo.) 12-2 447 3
8. Ohio Northern 14-1 439 9
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
12. Amherst (Mass.) 11-2 367 4
13. Southern Maine 15-0 342 13
14. Simpson (Iowa) 13-1 318 14
15. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 13-3 247 16
16. Christopher Newport (Va.) 13-0 242 23
17. Lebanon Valley (Pa.) 13-2 174 20
18. Catholic (D.C.) 14-1 167 17
19. Cornell (Iowa) 14-0 143 21
20. Babson (Mass.) 13-1 119 22
21. Ferrum (Va.) 12-0 118 NR
22. Moravian (Pa.)
14-1 99 NR
23. George Fox (Ore.) 12-3 83 25
24. Wisconsin-Whitewater 12-4 67 15
25. Mount Union 12-3 64 24

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

Rank 
School (1st Pl. Votes) 
Pts. 
Record Prev.
1. DePauw (Ind.) (8) 200 15-0 1
2. Calvin (Mich.)
192 13-1 2
3.  Amherst (Mass.)
184 15-0 5
4. Tufts (Mass.)
168 16-0 8
5. Messiah (Pa.)
159 14-1 7
6. Hope (Mich.)
156 14-1 6
7. Washington (Mo.)
146 12-2 4
8. Lewis & Clark (Ore.)
145 14-1 9
9. St. Thomas (Minn.)
132 11-2 3
10. Ohio Northern
122 14-1 12
11. Simpson (Ia.)
121 13-1 11
12. Thomas More (Ky.)
117 14-1 10
13. Montclair State (N.J.)
99 16-0 16
14. Wisconsin-Stevens Point
88 13-3 15
15. Lebanon Valley (Pa.)
74 13-2 18
16. Southern Maine
73 15-0 22
17. Cornell (Iowa)
65 14-0 23
18. Babson (Mass.)
64 13-1 21
19. Catholic (D.C.)
60 14-1 13
20. Emory (Ga.)
56 12-2 17
21. Mount Union
36 12-3 20
22. Ferrum (Va.)
31 12-0 NR
23. George Fox (Ore.)
30 12-3 25
24. Christopher Newport (Va.)
22 13-0 NR
24.
Wisconsin-Whitewater
22 12-4 14

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.