Women's Basketball ranked No. 7 in D3Hoops.com Preseason poll

Women's Basketball ranked No. 7 in D3Hoops.com Preseason poll

By Caleb Scott

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ADA — The Ohio Northern women's basketball team is ranked No. 7 in the D3Hoops.com preseason coaches poll, released Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The Polar Bears are coming off of a historical 2016-17 season which saw a run to the Elite 8 round of the NCAA III Tournament and the first ever undefeated regular season in school history.

Ohio Northern received 454 points in the poll.

Tufts (Mass.) claimed the top spot with 600 points and eight 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 576 points and 10 first place votes.

The Polar Bears will tipoff the 2017-18 season on Nov. 15 at 8:30 pm as it travels to Chicago (Ill.) and opens the season with area-rival Bluffton at the North Park (Ill.) Tip Off Tournament.

D3Hoops.com Preseason Poll

Oct. 31, 2017

Rank School (First Place Votes) 2016-17 Rec. Pts. Prev.
1. Tufts (Mass.) (8) 30-3 600 2
2. Christopher Newport (Va.) (6) 29-3 591 4
3. Amherst (Mass.) (10) 33-0 576 1
4. St. Thomas (Minn.) 31-1 508 3
5. Thomas More (Ky.) (1) 28-1 501 11
6. Whitman (Wash.) 26-5 488 7
7. Ohio Northern 30-1 454 5
8. Wartburg (Iowa) 25-3 421 16
9. Trine (Ind.) 25-3 363 17
10. Washington (Mo.) 26-3 352 6
11. Wis.-Oshkosh 26-4 290 9
12. Trinity (Tex.) 28-2 285 8
13. Hope (Mich.) 24-5 282 10
14. Marymount (Va.) 24-6 261 20
15. DePauw (Ind.) 27-3 238 15
16. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.) 25-3 219 22
17. Puget Sound (Wash.) 26-3 199 12
18. Mass.-Dartmouth 25-6 180 21
19. Scranton (Pa.) 26-4 152 13
20. Wis.-Whitewater 22-6 141
21. Rochester (N.Y.) 18-9 129
22. Chicago (Ill.) 19-8 120 23
23. Montclair St. (N.J.) 26-3 82 19
24. Mary Washington (Va.) 24-5 79 18
25. Illinois Wesleyan 18-10 76

Others receiving votes: Albright 70; Bethel 66; Bowdoin 58; SUNY Geneseo 54; FDU-Florham 44; George Fox 41; Muhlenberg 38; Moravian 36; Maryville 29; Messiah 29; Babson 18; Rose-Hulman 11; Texas-Tyler 10; Wheaton (Ill.) 9; Lynchburg 7; Marietta 7; St. Norbert 5; Baldwin Wallace 2; Calvin 2; Ithaca 2