Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Feb. 18th)
By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops
Welcome to the BIG conference tournament week – the road the NCAA Division III Tournament has begun for some teams, but will officially begin for others tomorrow afternoon and evening.
By no surprise, the big three – Bowdoin College, Amherst College, and Tufts University – remain our top teams in the New England region, while Saint Joseph’s College (Maine) and Babson College continue to round out the top five positions.
Smith College, which delivered coach Lynn Hersey her 200th win this past Saturday, remains our sixth best team in New England followed by UMass Dartmouth (seventh), Middlebury College (eight) and Emmanuel College (nine).
Eastern Connecticut secured our tenth and final position – the Warriors enter their conference tournament with a lot of momentum and could be a tough out, along with Southern Maine and Rhode Island College.
Keep an eye on our team’s on the rise, including Endicott College, which secured the top spot in their conference tournament, along with Emerson College and Worcester State. Both Emerson and Worcester State could be sleepers in their respective conference postseason tournament.
Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Feb. 18th, 2019
1. Bowdoin College
|25-0, 10-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 1|
|2. Amherst College||23-2, 9-1 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 2|
|3. Tufts University||23-2, 8-2 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 3|
|4. St. Joseph’s (Maine)||25-0, 12-0 GNAC||Last Week: No. 4|
|5. Babson College||21-4, 14-2 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 5|
|6. Smith College||20-5, 13-3 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 7|
|7. UMass Dartmouth||21-4, 14-2 LEC||Last Week: No. 8|
|8. Middlebury College||19-6, 5-5 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 6|
|9. Emmanuel College||20-5, 11-1 GNAC||Last Week: No. 9|
|10. Eastern Conn.||17-8, 12-4 LEC||Last Week: Not Ranked|
On The Rise: Emerson College, Endicott College, MIT, Trinity College, and Worcester State
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