By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation
We head into the final week of January with a must-see, must-follow contest on the horizon: Tufts University at Bowdoin College on Friday, January 31st.
The game – as you can tell from below – will pit our top two teams with the winner most likely securing the inside track to the top spot in the upcoming New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).
Western New England remains our fourth team in this week’s poll – the Golden Bears enter the new week with an impressive 8-1 conference mark and will look to continue their momentum on Wednesday at Roger Williams and Saturday at Salve Regina.
Trinity College moved-up one spot to the fifth position, while Rhode Island College, Smith College, and Eastern Connecticut each moved one position, as well.
Finally, we welcomed UMass Boston to this week’s poll – the Beacons have won three consecutive contests and will look to continue their winning ways against Eastern Connecticut and Southern Maine this week.
New England D-III Basketball Women’s Top 10 Week NinePoll| Monday, January 27th, 2020
|1. Tufts University||18-0, 4-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 1|
|2. Bowdoin College||18-0, 5-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 2|
|3. Amherst College||16-3, 3-2 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 3|
|4. Western New England||15-3, 8-1 CCC||Last Week: No. 4|
|5. Trinity College||14-4, 3-1 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 6|
|6. Rhode Island College||16-2, 8-1 LEC||Last Week: No. 7|
|7. Smith College||16-2, 2-1 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 8|
|8. Eastern Connecticut||14-3, 7-1 LEC||Last Week: No. 10|
|9. Brandeis University||12-4, 2-3 UAA||Last Week: No. 9|
|10. UMass Boston||15-3, 6-3 LEC||Last Week: Not Ranked|
ON THE RISE: Babson College, Hamilton College, Springfield College, Williams College, and WPI