By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation
The Tufts University women’s basketball team remained our top team for yet another week – the Jumbos concluded their regular-season slate this past weekend with back-to-back wins over Middlebury College and seventh-ranked Williams College to secure the top spot in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Tournament.
Amherst College secured the second position for the second-straight week, as well as the second spot in the NESCAC Tournament. Bowdoin College remained the third team in our weekly poll for the second-straight week while Western New England moved-up to the fourth position after they scored their fifth-straight win this past weekend over the University of New England.
Rhode Island College rounded out the top five, checking-in fifth, thanks to back-to-back wins last week over sixth-ranked Eastern Connecticut and Keene State.
Babson College moved up one spot while Springfield College and Smith College secured the final two spots, checking-in ninth and tenth, respectively. Babson and Springfield will meet on Wednesday, February 19th with first place in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) on the line.
New England D-III Basketball Women’s Top 10 Week 12 Poll| Monday, Feb. 17th, 2020
|1. Tufts University||24-0, 10-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 1|
|2. Amherst College||21-3, 8-2 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 2|
|3. Bowdoin College||22-2, 8-2 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 3|
|4. Western New England||20-4, 13-2 CCC||Last Week: No. 5|
|5. Rhode Island College||20-4, 12-3 LEC||Last Week: No. 6|
|6. Eastern Connecticut||19-4, 12-2 LEC||Last Week: No. 4|
|7. Williams College||17-7, 6-4 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 7|
|8. Babson College||17-6, 8-0 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 9|
|9. Springfield College||16-7, 8-0 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 10|
|10. Smith College||19-4, 5-3 NEWMAC||Last Week: Not Ranked|
ON THE RISE: Framingham State, Emmanuel College, Hamilton College, and Trinity College