Women's Basketball moves up to No. 6 in D3hoops.com com poll; No. 7 in USA Today Sports Coaches poll

Women's Basketball moves up to No. 6 in D3hoops.com com poll; No. 7 in USA Today Sports Coaches poll

By: Andrew Korba

| D3hoops.com Poll | USA Today Sports Poll |

ADA — The Ohio Northern women's basketball team moved up to a season high ranking of No. 6 in the ninth weekly D3hoops.com poll and a season best No. 7 in the USA Today Sports Division III Top 25 Coaches poll.

The Polar Bears received 475 votes in the D3hoops.com poll, which was 34 more than they received in last weeks 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 593 points and the two remaining first place votes and Hope (Mich.) is third with 548 points.

ONU was ranked No. 8 in the previous two polls, No. 9 in the sixth 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.

In the USA Today Sports poll, Northern received 146 points, which was 16 more points than last week.

Depauw (Ind.) remained No. 1 with 200 points followed by Calvin (Mich.), Amherst (Mass.), Tufts (Mass.) and Hope (Mich.)

Ohio Northern has won a school record 17 games in a row, has an overall record of 18-1 and is in first place in the Ohio Athletic Conference with an 12-0 mark.

The Polar Bears will be in action again on Wednesday when they welcome Otterbein to the ONU Sports Center at 7:30 pm.

D3hoops.com Women's Poll - #9

Jan 28, 2013

Rank 
School (1st Pl. Votes) 
Record Pts. Prev.
1. DePauw (Ind.) (23) 19-0 623 1
2. Calvin (Mich.) (2) 17-1 593 2
3.  Hope (Mich.) 18-1 548 3
4. Amherst (Mass.)
19-0 545 4
5. Tufts (Mass.)
20-0 525 6
6. Ohio Northern
18-1 475 8
7. Lewis & Clark (Ore.)
18-1 460 9
8. Montclair State (N.J.)
20-0 453 11
9. Thomas More (Ky.)
18-1 444 10
10. Simpson (Iowa)
18-1 401 10
11. Messiah (Pa.)
17-2 354 5
12. Washington (Mo.)
15-3 328 7
13. Catholic (D.C.)
18-1 272 17
14. Southern Maine
18-1 265 13
15. Louisiana College
18-1 259 19
16. Wisconsin-Stevens Point
16-4 211 15
17. Cornell (Iowa)
17-1 151 21
18. George Fox (Ore.)
15-4 149 18
19. Mount Union
16-3 142 23
20. Williams (Mass.)
16-3 120 22
21. Lebanon Valley (Pa.)
16-3 115 16
22. Babson (Mass.)
17-2 101 24
23. Moravian (Pa.)
18-2 77 NR
24. Ferrum (Va.)
16-2 76 20
25. FDU-Florham (N.J.)
18-1 60 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin-Superior 52, Christopher Newport (Va.) 40, Emory (Ga.) 34, Carthage (Wis.) 32, Baruch (N.Y.) 30, Wisconsin-Whitewater 30, Whitman (Wash.) 23, St. Thomas (Minn.) 22, Maryville (Tenn.) 29, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 18, Rochester (N.Y.) 17, Howard Payne (Tex.) 17, Loras (Iowa) 14, Castleton (Ver.) 8, Wisconsin-Lutheran 7, Rhodes (Tenn.) 7, Otterbein 3, SUNY-New Patlz 2, La Roche (Pa.) 1, Monmouth (Ill.) 1, Ithaca (Ny.) 1, Bridgewater State (Mass.) 1.

USA Today Women's Poll- #9

Jan. 29, 2013

Rank 
School (1st Pl. Votes) 
Pts. 
Record Prev.
1. DePauw (Ind.) (8) 200 19-0 1
2. Calvin (Mich.)
192 17-1 2
3.  Amherst (Mass.)
184 19-0 3
4. Tufts (Mass.)
175 20-0 4
5. Hope (Mich.)
167 18-1 6
6. Lewis & Clark (Ore.)
160 18-1 8
7. Ohio Northern
146 18-1 9
8. Simpson (Iowa)
141 18-1 10
9. Thomas More (Ky.)
136 16-1 11
10 Montclair State (N.J.)
128 20-0 12
11. Washington (Mo.)
114 15-3 7
12. Messiah (Pa.)
113 17-2 5
13. Catholic (D.C.)
110 18-1 17
14. Cornell (Iowa)
77 17-1 21
15. Mount Union
70 16-3 20
16. Emory (Ga.)
64 16-2 T18
17. Southern Maine
59 18-1 16
18. Babson (Mass.)
55 17-2 22
19. Moravian (Pa.)
48 18-2 24
20. Wisconsin-Stevens Point
45 16-4 13
21. George Fox (Ore.)
44 15-4 T18
22. Louisiana College
42 18-1 NR
23. Lebanon Valley (Pa.)
38 16-3 15
24. Williams (Mass.)
17 16-3 25
25.
Maryville (Tenn.)
16 16-2 NR

Others Recieving Votes: Baruch (N.Y.) 9, Carthage (Wis.) 9, Ferrum (Va.) 9, SUNY-New Platz 9, Howard Payne (Tex.) 7, Farleigh Dickinson (N.J.) 6, Whitman (Wash.) 6, St. Thomas (Minn.) 3, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1.