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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Feb. 18th)

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We head into the BIG conference tournament week with some movement, beginning with Hamilton College and Amherst College switching places in the top three spots, and Keene State jumping up two spots following their tenth win this past weekend over Eastern Connecticut.

Nichols College dropped one spot and must be careful heading into their conference tournament as the top seed. Wentworth Institute of Technology proved the Bison are beatable, but ‘Boys of Dudley’ should find a way to Saturday’s championship, thanks to its current 12-game winning streak.

Albertus Magnus has some serious momentum heading into their conference tournament, thanks to six consecutive victories, including an impressive 93-87 win this past weekend over Suffolk University, which is one of six teams on the rise this week. All six teams, including the Rams, have the potential to win their respective conference tournament.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Feb. 18th, 2019 

1. MIT

22-3, 12-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Hamilton College 22-3, 7-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
3. Amherst College 21-4, 7-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
4. Nichols College 23-2, 15-1 CCC Last Week: No. 3
5. Williams College 20-5, 6-4 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
6. Keene State  18-7, 13-3 LEC Last Week: No. 8
7. Middlebury College 18-7, 7-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 7
8. Albertus Magnus  17-7, 9-2 GNAC  Last Week: Not Ranked 
9. Gordon College  21-4, 13-3 CCC Last Week: No. 7  
10. Eastern Conn.  19-6, 13-3 CCC Last Week: No. 10

On The Rise: Emerson College, New England College, Salem State, Suffolk University, UMass Dartmouth, and WPI 


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week ThreeWeek Four | Week Five| Week Six | Week Seven |Week Eight|Week Nine|Week 10| Week 11 


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Feb. 18th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Welcome to the BIG conference tournament week – the road the NCAA Division III Tournament has begun for some teams, but will officially begin for others tomorrow afternoon and evening.

By no surprise, the big three – Bowdoin CollegeAmherst College, and Tufts University – remain our top teams in the New England region, while Saint Joseph’s College (Maine) and Babson College continue to round out the top five positions.

Smith College, which delivered coach Lynn Hersey her 200th win this past Saturday, remains our sixth best team in New England followed by UMass Dartmouth (seventh), Middlebury College (eight) and Emmanuel College (nine).

Eastern Connecticut secured our tenth and final position – the Warriors enter their conference tournament with a lot of momentum and could be a tough out, along with Southern Maine and Rhode Island College.

Keep an eye on our team’s on the rise, including Endicott College, which secured the top spot in their conference tournament, along with Emerson College and Worcester State. Both Emerson and Worcester State could be sleepers in their respective conference postseason tournament.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Feb. 18th, 2019 

1. Bowdoin College

25-0, 10-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Amherst College 23-2, 9-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2 
3. Tufts University 23-2, 8-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
4. St. Joseph’s (Maine) 25-0, 12-0 GNAC Last Week: No. 4
5. Babson College 21-4, 14-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 5
6. Smith College 20-5, 13-3 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7 
7. UMass Dartmouth 21-4, 14-2 LEC Last Week: No. 8 
8. Middlebury College 19-6, 5-5 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
9. Emmanuel College 20-5, 11-1 GNAC Last Week: No. 9
10. Eastern Conn.  17-8, 12-4 LEC Last Week: Not Ranked

On The Rise: Emerson College, Endicott College, MIT,  Trinity College, and Worcester State  


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week Three| Week Four|Week Five| Week Six | Week Seven |Week Eight | Week NineWeek 10| Week 11


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Feb. 11th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Bowdoin College continues to be the top team in New England following another BUSY week (and weekend) of D3 basketball. Amherst College and Tufts University remain our second and third teams, respectively, while Saint Joseph’s (Maine) and Babson College continue to occupy the fourth and fifth positions, too.

Smith College and Trinity College each moved-up, while UMass Dartmouth slipped two spots after falling in double-overtime Plymouth State. The Corsairs will look to bounce back on Wednesday when they visit UMass Boston (on the rise) for an important conference test. UMass Dartmouth will wrap-up its regular season slate on Saturday, February 16th when they host Castleton University.

In addition to UMass Boston, fans of New England D3 hoops should also keep an eye on Endicott College (secured a home playoff with their 47-44 win last Saturday over Roger Williams) and Emerson College. Additionally, one should certainly not overlook Suffolk University or Worcester State, as well.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Feb. 11th, 2019 

1. Bowdoin College

24-0, 10-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Amherst College 21-2, 8-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2 
3. Tufts University 22-2, 8-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
4. St. Joseph’s (Maine) 23-0, 10-0 GNAC Last Week: No. 4
5. Babson College 19-4, 12-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 5
6. Smith College 19-5, 12-3 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7 
7. Trinity College 19-5, 6-4 NESCAC Last Week: No. 8 
8. UMass Dartmouth 19-4, 12-2 LEC Last Week: No. 6
9. Middlebury College 18-6, 5-5 NESCAC Last Week: No. 9
10. Emmanuel College 18-5, 9-1 GNAC Last Week: No. 10

On The Rise: Emerson College, Endicott College, MIT, Suffolk University, UMass Boston, and Worcester State   


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week Three| Week Four|Week Five| Week Six | Week Seven |Week Eight | Week Nine|Week 10


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Feb. 11th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops

Another busy week of New England D3 basketball is in the books with MIT maintaining the top spot, while Amherst College moved-up three positions to check-in second overall. Nichols College, which is currently in a two-way tie for first with Gordon College (seventh this week!) secured the third position.

Middlebury College and Keene State also moved-up, while Colby College returned to the poll following a pair of wins this past weekend over Connecticut College and Wesleyan University.

Finally, a few new additions to our teams on the rise include Emerson CollegeNew England College, and UMass Dartmouth.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Feb. 11th, 2019 

1. MIT

20-3, 10-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Amherst College 20-3, 7-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5 
3. Nichols College 21-2, 13-1 CCC Last Week: No. 3
4. Middlebury College 18-6, 7-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
5. Hamilton College 20-3, 6-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
6. Williams College 19-5, 6-4 NESCAC Last Week: No. 4
7. Gordon College 21-2, 13-1 CCC Last Week: No. 7
8. Keene State  17-7, 12-3 LEC Last Week: No. 9 
9. Colby College 17-7, 5-5 NESCAC Last Week: Not Ranked 
10. Eastern Conn.  18-5, 12-2 LEC Last Week: No. 10

On The Rise: Emerson College, New England College, Suffolk University, UMass Dartmouth, Wesleyan University, and WPI 


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week ThreeWeek Four | Week Five| Week Six | Week Seven |Week Eight|Week Nine|Week 10 


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D3 Hoops: 10 Games To Watch (Feb. 8th-10th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Happy Friday, everyone! And welcome to a brand new weekend – let’s go!

In honor of the second Friday of the month – well, every Friday throughout the school year – it is time for our weekly edition of 10 Games to Watch in New England D3 Hoops.

Last week, we struggled. We finished 4-6 to bump our overall record to 52-28.

As always, stay connected with our Noontime Sports basketball coverage by following @Noontime_Hoops on Twitter! 


Williams College at Amherst College (WBB) | Friday, February 8th at 7 p.m.: No matter the records, this is one of the best rivalries in the state of Massachusetts. Amherst has a great deal of momentum since falling to Bowdoin College two weeks ago. PREDICTION: Amherst College 

Middlebury College at Hamilton College (WBB) | Friday, February 8th at 7 p.m.: It has been a difficult stretch for the Panthers, who look to return to the win column for the first time since late January. PREDICTION: Middlebury College 

Springfield College at Babson College (WBB) | Saturday, February 9th at 1 p.m.: The Beavers will attempt to earn a season-sweep after going 1-2 in their last three outings. Springfield is also 1-2 in its last three meetings, so this a big one to help determine seeds for the upcoming conference tournament. PREDICTION: Babson College 

Westfield State at Salem State (MBB) | Saturday, February 9th at 1 p.m.: The Vikings may have secured the top spot in the upcoming conference tournament, but this is certainly not a game they can overlook, especially since they needed overtime to beat the Owls last month. PREDICTION: Salem State 

WPI at Emerson College (MBB) | Saturday, February 9th at 1 p.m.: After falling to Coast Guard last week, the Engineers rebounded with an important win earlier this week over Babson College. That win should be enough momentum to carry the Engineers past the Lions, who lost to the Red and White by two points last month. PREDICTION: WPI 

Smith College at MIT (WBB) | Saturday, February 9th at 2 p.m.: This is a BIG one for both teams with the conference tournament on the horizon. Smith hasn’t lost since falling to Middlebury, while MIT has won three of its last five. If the Pioneers connect from beyond the arc, it could be a LONG day for the Engineers. PREDICTION: Smith College 

Emmanuel College at Colby-Sawyer (MBB) | Saturday, February 9th at 3 p.m.: Last week, we picked the Saints to beat the Monks. This week, we expect them to win their Saturday tilt with Colby-Sawyer, but they better be ready to drain a lot of three’s. PREDICTION: Emmanuel College 

Amherst College at Middlebury College (MBB) | Saturday, February 9th at 3 p.m.: The Panthers have some serious momentum heading into a pair of important conference tilts this weekend, including a mid-to-late afternoon clash with the Mammoths. Pending how things go Friday against Hamilton College, look for a solid effort, along with a late bucket to send the Panthers past the Mammoths. PREDICTION: Middlebury College 

Salve Regina at Gordon College (MBB) | Saturday, February 9th at 3 p.m.: The Fighting Scots host the Seahawks on Saturday – the Blue and White only beat Salve Regina by nine points last time, so don’t expect one of the region’s best teams to roll past the Green and Blue. PREDICTION: Gordon College 

Trinity College at Tufts University (WBB) | Sunday, February 10th at 2 p.m.: After falling to Amherst last Friday, the Jumbos rebounded with two important wins over Babson College and Hamilton College. Look the Powder Blue and White to cap its regular season slate with a win over the Bantams. PREDICTION: Tufts University 


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