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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Jan. 21st)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

We enter a new week with a bit of a change to our weekly New England D3 men’s basketball poll, which finds MIT in the top spot followed by Hamilton College (second) and Williams College (third). The Engineers secured the top spot after scoring some important conference wins over Babson College (seventh) and Springfield College.

Wesleyan University moved-up two spots to secure the fourth position, while Nichols College rounded out the top five. The Bison have rebounded for an early January setback to Gordon College (ninth) by winning five-straight.

This week, the Bison head to Endicott College for an important league tilt – they also take on Salve Regina this week, as well.

Amherst College and Middlebury College both scored wins over third-ranked Williams this week – maybe it is time to not sleep on the Mammoths and Panthers?


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Jan. 21st, 2019 

1. MIT

15-2, 5-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 5
2. Hamilton College  15-1, 2-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
3. Williams College 15-2, 4-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
4. Wesleyan University 13-4, 4-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
5. Nichols College  16-2, 8-1 CCC Last Week: No. 4
6. Eastern Conn.  14-3, 8-1 LEC Last Week: No. 8 
7. Babson College  12-5, 5-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7
8. Amherst College  13-2, 2-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 9 
9. Gordon College 16-2, 8-1 CCC Last Week: No. 2
10. Middlebury College  14-5, 3-2 NESCAC Last Week: Not Ranked 

On The Rise: Brandeis University, Endicott College, UMass Dartmouth and WPI 


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week ThreeWeek Four | Week Five| Week Six | Week Seven


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Jan. 21st)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Not a lot has changed in a week as the top six teams remain the same, but we did see UMass Dartmouth move-up two spots, thanks to recent wins over Eastern Connecticut (64-60) and Castleton University (66-45). The Corsairs, who have won four-straight, will attempt to continue their current momentum later this week when they visit Southern Maine in an important conference clash before hosting Keene State on Saturday.

Trinity College also moved-up, checking-in ninth overall following a few recent wins over MCLA and St. Joseph’s (Long Island). The Bantams host Williams College on Friday followed by sixth-ranked Middlebury College next Sunday.

Finally, make sure to keep an eye on fifth-ranked Babson College this week, which hosts MIT in an important mid-week clash. The Beavers appear to be the team to beat in their conference, but don’t sleep on the Engineers, Springfield College and Smith College.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Jan. 21st, 2019 

1. Bowdoin College

17-0, 4-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Amherst College 14-1, 3-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2 
3. Tufts University 16-1, 3-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
4. St. Joseph’s (Maine) 17-0, 5-0 GNAC Last Week: No. 4
5. Babson College 14-2, 8-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 5
6. Middlebury College 15-2, 4-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
7. UMass Dartmouth 14-3, 7-1 LEC Last Week: No. 9 
8. MIT 13-4, 7-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 8
9. Trinity College 15-3, 2-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 10
10. Springfield College 11-6, 7-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7 

On The Rise: Conn. College, Emmanuel College, Smith College, Southern Maine and Worcester State 


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week Three| Week Four|Week Five| Week Six | Week Seven 


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D3 Hoops: 10 Games To Watch (Jan. 18th-20th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops

Welcome to Friday, everyone!

A new weekend means a brand new edition of 10 Games to Watch, so let’s dish out some New England D3 basketball games to follow, watch or attend over the next few days.

Last week, we finished 7-3, which is not, but we know we can do better – we hold ourselves to high standards! Our overall record now for picks this winter is 35-15.


MCLA at Trinity College (WBB) | (Friday, Jan. 18th at 5 p.m.): The Bantams have rebounded from a difficult setback one week ago against Bowdoin with back-to-back wins over Colby and Western New England. Look for their recent momentum to continue on Friday. PREDICTION: Trinity College 

SUNY Canton at Husson (WBB) | (Friday, Jan. 18th at 7:30 p.m.): The Eagles should be fired-up for this one as a victory against the Kangaroos would provide coach Kissy Walker with her 500th win on the sidelines. PREDICTION: Husson University

Chicago at Brandeis University (MBB) | (Friday, Jan, 18th at 8 p.m.): The Maroons are one of the best teams in the Judges’ conference, so this will be a real test for Brandeis, which looks to win its 10th game of the season. PREDICTION: Chicago 

Babson College at Springfield College (WBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 10 a.m.): This could be a potential conference championship preview, so make sure to wake up early, grab your coffee and watch two talented teams compete for 40 minutes. PREDICTION: Springfield College 

Middlebury College at Williams College (MBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 1 p.m.): Sometimes you need just a little home cooking. Look for the Ephs to bounce back from their initial loss earlier this week on the road in Amherst with a win over the Panthers in Williamstown on Saturday. PREDICTION: Williams 

Babson College at MIT (MBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 2 p.m.): This is almost a must-win for the Engineers, who will attempt to derail the Beavers’ current momentum, which dates back to last month with a 74-65 win over Catholic. Look for a big game from Babson’s Brandon Jackson, who recorded a double-double earlier this week in his team’s sixth-straight win over Wheaton. PREDICTION: Babson College 

Saint Joseph’s (ME) at Johnson & Wales (MBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 2 p.m.): Both teams need a win to keep pace with Emmanuel and Suffolk. PREDICTION: Johnson & Wales 

Tufts University at Bates College (MBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 3 p.m.): After falling to Williams last Friday, the Jumbos bounced back with an impressive win over Middlebury. Will their momentum continue one week later up at Bates? We’ll find out! PREDICTION: Tufts University 

Bridgewater State at Framingham State (WBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 3 p.m.): After suffering a heartbreaker the other night to Westfield State, coach Walter Paschal‘s Rams should find a way to bounce back against the Bears of Bridgewater State. PREDICTION: Framingham State 

WPI at Clark University (MBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 3 p.m.): This is a rivalry game, which should favor the Engineers once the final horn sounds. WPI has won three-straight since starting conference play with back-to-back losses to Babson and MIT. PREDICTION: WPI 


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Jan. 14th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Alex Goslin‘s late layup with 10 seconds remaining not only helped Springfield College defeat MIT, but also secure a spot on this week’s New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10.

Since falling to Vassar College, the Pride have won three-straight. They will attempt to continue their current momentum this week against both WPI and Babson College (No. 5).

The Beavers also own a winning streak as the Green and White have won 11-straight, including four games this month. Babson is off until Saturday when they visit the Pride in what could be an early preview of a conference semifinal or final.

Trinity College also joined the poll this week, while Bowdoin CollegeAmherst College and Tufts University checked-in first, second and third, respectively, for the second consecutive week.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Jan. 14th, 2019 

1. Bowdoin College

15-0, 3-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Amherst College 13-1, 3-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2 
3. Tufts University 14-1, 3-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
4. St. Joseph’s (Maine) 15-0, 3-0 GNAC Last Week: No. 4
5. Babson College 13-2, 7-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 6
6. Middlebury College 13-2, 3-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5
7. Springfield College 10-5, 6-0 NEWMAC Last Week: Not Ranked
8. MIT 11-4, 5-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7
9. UMass Dartmouth 13-3, 6-1 LEC Last Week: No. 9
10. Trinity College 12-3, 2-2 NESCAC Last Week: Not Ranked

On The Rise: Conn. College, Eastern Conn., Emmanuel College, Smith College, Southern Maine and UMass Boston


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week Three| Week Four|Week Five| Week Six 


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Jan. 14th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Can anyone stop the Williams College men’s basketball team heading into a new week? We’ll find out, but once again the Ephs secured the top spot in our seventh poll of the season followed by Gordon College and Hamilton College.

Wesleyan University returned the poll, checking in sixth overall, thanks to a pair of impressive wins last week over Amherst College (No. 9) and Hamilton. The Cardinals have won three-straight and will look to continue their momentum on Thursday, January 17 when they visit Pine Manor College at 7 p.m.

Finally, Endicott College secured the tenth position, while a trio of new teams appeared on our ‘teams on the rise,’ including St. Joseph’s (Maine) and UMass Dartmouth.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Jan. 14th, 2019 

1. Williams College

15-0, 4-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Gordon College   15-1, 7-0 CCC Last Week: No. 5
3. Hamilton  14-1, 2-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
4. Nichols College 14-2, 6-1 CCC Last Week: No. 4
5. MIT 13-2, 3-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 3
6. Wesleyan University 11-4, 3-1 NESCAC Last Week: Not Ranked
7. Babson College  11-4, 4-0 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7
8. Eastern Conn.  12-3, 6-1 LEC Last Week: Not Ranked
9. Amherst College 12-2, 2-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 8 
10. Endicott College  11-5, 4-3 CCC Last Week: No. 10

On The Rise: Brandeis University, Middlebury College, St. Joseph’s (Maine), UMass Dartmouth and WPI 


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week ThreeWeek Four | Week Five| Week Six


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