Women's Basketball ranked No. 12 in the USA Today Sports Top 25 Division III Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll

Women's Basketball ranked No. 12 in the USA Today Sports Top 25 Division III Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll

By Ashley Birchmeier

ADA — The Ohio Northern women's basketball team is ranked 12th for the second consecutive week in the USA Today's Top 25 Division III Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll released Tuesday afternoon.

The Polar Bears recieved 107 points in the poll. 

Thomas More (Ky.) claimed the top spot with 199 points and seven first place votes, followed by George Fox (Ore.) in second with 193 points and one first place vote and Hope (Mich.) in third with 184 points.

Northern defeated Ohio Athletic Conference opponents Heidelberg 70-51 and Muskingum 68-53 last week to claim the OAC Regular Season title outright and the No. 1 seed in the OAC Tournament.

Northern returns to action Wednesday as they welcome Baldwin Wallace to the ONU Sports Center, tip off set for 7:30 pm.


Rank Institution - First Place Votes Previous Rank Total Points
1. Thomas More (Ky.) - 7 1 199
2. George Forx (Ore.) - 1 2 193
3. Hope (Mich.) 3 184
4. Scranton (Pa.) 4 172
5. Texas-Tyler 5 166
6. Amherst (Mass.) 6 161
7. Tufts (Mass.) 7 157
8. Washington University (Mo.) 9 140
9. Albright (Pa.) 10 130
10. St. Thomas (Minn.) 11 119
11. Muhlenberg (Pa.) 14 114
12. Ohio Northern 12 107
13. Rochester (N.Y.) 8 104
14. Wisconson-Oshkosh 13 101
15. Maryville (Tenn.) 15 93
16. Wisconsin-Whitewater 17 82
17. Christopher Newport (Va.) 19 75
18. New England (Maine) 20 61
19. Wisconsin-River Falls 22 39
20. Wheaton (Ill.) 23 38
21. Bluffton 24 33
22. New York University 15 29
23. Trinity (Texas) 25 24
24. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 18 23
25. Keene State (N.H.) NR 15


Others receiving votes: Bowdoin College (Maine) 10; Denison University (Ohio) 8; Calvin College (Mich.) 6; Marymount University (Va.) 4; Birmingham Southern College (Ala.) 3; Capital University (Ohio) 3; Saint Mary's University (Minn.) 3; Rowan University (N.J.) 2; Saint John Fisher College (N.Y.) 1; University of Mary Washington (Va.) 1.