Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Feb. 25th)


By | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

The Tufts University women’s basketball team secured the top spot in this week’s poll after handing Bowdoin College its first loss of the season yesterday in the 2019 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championship.

Bowdoin, which held the top spot for a majority of the winter, slides to second overall, while Amherst College dropped one spot to the third position.

Eastern Connecticut was our biggest mover, leaping six spots to the fourth position after capturing the 2019 Little East Conference (LEC) championship last Saturday in overtime against UMass Dartmouth. The win secures the Warriors a spot in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, which begins Friday, March 1st.

MIT was not ranked last week – they were on the rise – but this week they secured the fifth spot after scoring three big wins last week, including a semifinal win over Babson College, which was followed by a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship victory over Springfield College. The win provides the Engineers with a second-straight appearance in the national postseason.

Saint Joseph’s (Maine) and Emmanuel College secured the sixth and seventh positions, respectively, while Babson, Smith College, and Middlebury College rounded out the 10-team poll, checking-in eight, ninth, and tenth, respectively.

Finally, keep an eye on Western New England, which is one of our teams on the rise after capturing the program’s first-ever Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) crown last Saturday.

Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Feb. 25th, 2019 

1. Tufts University

25-2, 8-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
2. Bowdoin College 26-1, 10-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
3. Amherst College 23-3, 9-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
4. Eastern Conn.  19-8, 12-4 LEC Last Week: No. 10
5. MIT 21-7, 12-4 NEWMAC Last Week: Not Ranked
6. Saint Joseph’s (Maine) 27-1, 12-0 GNAC Last Week: No. 4
7. Emmanuel College 23-5, 11-1 GNAC Last Week: No. 9 
8. Babson College 21-5, 14-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 5
9. Smith College 21-6, 13-3 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 6
10. Middlebury College 19-7, 5-5 NESCAC Last Week: No. 8

On The Rise: Endicott College, New England College, Springfield College, Trinity College, UMass Dartmouth, and Western New England

Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week Three| Week Four|Week Five| Week Six | Week Seven |Week Eight | Week NineWeek 10| Week 11Week 12 

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