By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation
For the second-straight week, the Tufts University women’s basketball team secured the top spot in the NCAA D-III Northeast Regional Rankings.
The Jumbos, who have won 24 consecutive contests, will look to continue their current momentum on Saturday, February 22nd when they host Wesleyan University in the opening round of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Tournament.
Amherst College checked-in second this week – the Mammoths will also be competing in the opening round of the NESCAC Tournament this weekend against Bates College.
Western New England, which is currently the top team in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) secured the third position followed by Bowdoin College (fourth) and Eastern Connecticut (fifth).
Williams College checked-in sixth overall. The Ephs will host Trinity College in the NESCAC Tournament this weekend – the Bantams secured the 12th position on this week’s rankings.
Springfield College checked-in seventh overall while Rhode Island College, Babson College, and UMass Boston placed eighth, ninth, and tenth, respectively.
Smith College secured the eleventh position – the Pioneers are currently one of the top five teams in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) heading into the final Saturday of the regular season.