By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation
The Tufts University women’s basketball team remained our top team heading into the first week of February following an important conference win last Friday over Bowdoin College. With the win, the Jumbos secured the top spot in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.
Bowdoin remains our second team while Amherst College continues to occupy the third position – the Mammoths defeated Wesleyan University last Friday and will host the Polar Bears this Friday, February 7th. The winner will most likely secure the second spot in the upcoming conference tournament, which will begin later this month.
Eastern Connecticut was our biggest mover, checking in fourth overall after winning four-straight conference meetings, including a 78-61 win this past Saturday over UMass Boston. The Warriors remain the top team in the Little East Conference (LEC) with six games remaining.
Finally, Babson College and Williams College both joined the poll this week after being tabbed ‘Teams on the Rise’ one week ago.
New England D-III Basketball Women’s Top 10 Week Ten Poll| Monday, Feb. 3rd, 2020
|1. Tufts University||20-0, 6-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 1|
|2. Bowdoin College||20-1, 6-1 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 2|
|3. Amherst College||17-3, 4-2 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 3|
|4. Eastern Connecticut||16-3, 9-1 LEC||Last Week: No. 8|
|5. Western New England||16-4, 9-2 CCC||Last Week: No. 4|
|6. Williams College||16-5, 5-2 NESCAC||Last Week: Not Ranked|
|7. Trinity College||15-5, 4-2 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 5|
|8. Rhode Island College||16-4, 8-3 LEC||Last Week: No. 6|
|9. Babson College||11-7, 4-0 NEWMAC||Last Week: Not Ranked|
|10. Smith College||17-3, 3-2 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 7|
ON THE RISE: Brandeis University, Framingham State, Hamilton College, Springfield College, UMass Boston, and University of New England