D3 Basketball: Women’s Top 10 Poll (Monday, March 2nd, 2020)


By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation

Heading into the first weekend of the 2020 NCAA D-III Tournament, the Tufts University women’s basketball team remained our top squad in our weekly New England Top 10 Poll despite falling to second-ranked Bowdoin College in yesterday’s New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship.

The Jumbos secured an at-large bid to the upcoming tournament and will face SUNY Poly in Springfield. The winner could tip-off against fifth-ranked Western New England – the Golden Bears will face SUNY Cortland in its initial postseason contest.

Amherst College is also in the NCAA Tournament – they will host Framingham State in the opening round, which is one of our three ‘on the rise’ teams.

Eastern Connecticut moved-up two spots, checking-in fourth overall while Williams College and Rhode Island College secured the sixth and seventh positions, respectively.

Smith College, which won its first-ever New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Sunday, moved up two spots to the eighth position while Babson College and Springfield College rounded out the poll, checking-in ninth and tenth, respectively.

New England D-III Basketball Women’s Top 10 Week 14 Poll| Monday, March 2nd, 2020

1. Tufts University 26-1, 10-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Bowdoin College 25-2, 8-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
3. Amherst College 22-4, 8-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
4. Eastern Connecticut 23-4, 14-2 LEC Last Week: No. 6
5. Western New England 21-5, 14-2 CCC Last Week: No. 4
6. Williams College 18-8, 6-4 NESCAC Last Week: No. 7
7. Rhode Island College 22-5, 13-3 LEC Last Week: No. 5
8. Smith College 24-4, 7-3 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 10
9. Babson College 18-8, 10-0 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 8
10. Springfield College 19-8, 9-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 9

ON THE RISE: Emmanuel College, Endicott College, and Framingham State

Previous Polls: Preseason Poll |Week OneWeek TwoWeek Three|Week Four Week FiveWeek SixWeek Seven |Week Eight|Week Nine Week Ten |Week 11 |Week 12|Week 13


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