By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation
Tufts University remained our top team after picking up a pair of conference wins this past weekend, including a one-point victory last Friday over Hamilton College.
One day after their dramatic win over the Continentals, the Powder Blue and White found a way to outlast the Mammoths of Amherst College in overtime.
Tufts will host Babson College on Wednesday before resuming conference play in Maine with a Saturday afternoon tilt against Bates College.
Bowdoin College, which remains our second team in this week’s poll, has won 17 games this season, including four conference match-ups. This past weekend they defeated Middlebury College and Williams College. The Polar Bears will visit Colby College on Saturday before hosting Tufts in a very important conference clash on Friday, January 31st at 7 p.m.
Western New England secured the fourth spot with an important conference win over the University of New England. The Golden Bears have won three straight and will host Curry College and Endicott College this week in Springfield.
Finally, we welcomed Trinity College to this week’s poll – the Bantams have won three-straight after falling to Bowdoin, Smith College, and WNE earlier this month. They host Connecticut College on Saturday before visiting MCLA on Sunday.
New England D-III Basketball Women’s Top 10 Week Eight Poll| Monday, January 20th, 2020
|1. Tufts University||16-0, 3-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 1|
|2. Bowdoin College||17-0, 4-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 2|
|3. Amherst College||15-2, 3-1 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 3|
|4. Western New England||13-3, 6-1 CCC||Last Week: No. 10|
|5. WPI||10-5, 0-0 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 4|
|6. Trinity College||12-4, 2-1 NESCAC||Last Week: Not Ranked|
|7. Rhode Island College||14-2, 7-1 LEC||Last Week: No. 5|
|8. Smith College||14-2, 0-1 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 8|
|9. Brandeis University||11-3, 1-2 UAA||Last Week: No. 6|
|10. Eastern Connecticut||13-3, 6-1 LEC||Last Week: No. 9|
ON THE RISE: Babson College, Emerson College, Middlebury College, Springfield College, UMass Boston, University of New England, and Williams College