By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation
TheTufts University women’s basketball team secured the top spot in our final New England D-III Top 10 Poll with an impressive 28-1 record, including a perfect 10-0 regular-season mark against New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) foes.
Bowdoin College and Amherst College secured the second and third positions, respectively, while Eastern Connecticut checked-in fourth for the second time this month. The Warriors captured the Little East Conference (LEC) tournament title this season and came close to advancing to the third round of the NCAA D-III Tournament.
Williams College moved-up one spot, checking-in fifth while Smith College ended its season in the sixth position after advancing to the program’s first-ever “Sweet 16.” Prior to winning back-to-back NCAA Tournament games earlier this month, the Pioneers captured their first-ever New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship.
Western New England concludes its season in the seventh position followed by Babson College, Rhode Island College, and Springfield College.
New England D-III Basketball Women’s Top 10 Week 15 Poll| Monday, March 17th, 2020
|1. Tufts University||28-1, 10-0 NESCAC||Previously No. 1|
|2. Bowdoin College||27-2, 8-2 NESCAC||Previously No. 2|
|3. Amherst College||24-4, 8-2 NESCAC||Previously No. 3|
|4. Eastern Connecticut||24-5, 14-2 LEC||Previously No. 4|
|5. Williams College||20-8, 6-4 NESCAC||Previously No. 6|
|6. Smith College||26-4, 7-3 NEWMAC||Previously No. 8|
|7. Western New England||21-6, 14-2 CCC||Previously No. 5|
|8. Babson College||18-8, 10-0 NEWMAC||Previously No. 9|
|9. Rhode Island College||22-5, 13-3 LEC||Previously No. 7|
|10. Springfield College||19-8, 9-1 NEWMAC||Previously No. 10|
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