Middlebury College remained our TOP team in our seventh New England D-III Men’s Basketball Top 10 Poll after a 2-1 week for the Panthers, which saw the Blue and White beat Hamilton College and Plattsburgh State.
Yes, the Panthers did lose their conference opener to Amherst College, but they were able to turn around one day later and score a one-point win over Hamilton. Both Amherst and Hamilton remained on our weekly poll this week, checking in eighth and ninth, respectively.
Colby College stretched its winning streak to 13-straight, thanks to back-to-back conference wins last weekend over Connecticut College and Trinity College. The Mules visit Middlebury on Friday, January 17th in what should be a very exciting (and interesting) contest.
Babson College remained our third team, despite falling to fourth-ranked Springfield College in their conference opener. The Beavers rebounded with an impressive win on the road against WPI.
Finally, Brandeis University returned to the poll following a 76-71 win over New York University. The Judges, who have won four straight, will look to continue their recent momentum this weekend against both Rochester and Emory.
New England D-III Basketball Men’s Top 10 Week Six Poll| Monday, January 13th, 2020
1. Middlebury College
14-1, 1-1 NESCAC
Last Week: No. 1
2. Colby College
13-0, 2-0 NESCAC
Last Week: No. 2
3. Babson College
11-2, 1-1 NEWMAC
Last Week: No. 3
4. Springfield College
11-2, 2-0 NEWMAC
Last Week: No. 8
5. Albertus Magnus
11-1, 0-0 GNAC
Last Week: No. 4
6. Tufts University
11-2, 1-0 NESCAC
Last Week: No. 6
10-3, 1-1 NEWMAC
Last Week: No. 5
8. Amherst College
10-4, 1-1 NESCAC
Last Week: No. 7
9. Hamilton College
11-3, 1-1 NESCAC
Last Week: No. 9
10. Brandeis University
9-3, 1-0 UAA
Last Week: Not Ranked
ON THE RISE: Endicott College, Nichols College, Rhode Island College, and Western Connecticut
A brand new season of New England D-III basketball is set to tip-off this week (and weekend, as well as next week, too), which means it is time to unveil our first Noontime Sports Women’s Basketball Top 20 Poll.
Our weekly poll will be posted every Tuesday this month but will transition to Mondays in December once our New England D-III Football coverage concludes.
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New England D-III Basketball Women’s Top 10 Preseason Poll | Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 2019
1. Amherst College
2018-19 Record: 25-4, 9-1 NESCAC
2. Tufts University
2018-19 Record: 28-3, 8-2 NESCAC
3. Bowdoin College
2018-19 Record: 31-2, 10-0 NESCAC
4. Middlebury College
2018-19 Record: 20-8, 5-5 NESCAC
5. Eastern Connecticut
2018-19 Record: 19-9, 12-4 LEC
6. Emmanuel College
2018-19 Record: 24-6, 11-1 GNAC
7. Babson College
2018-19 Record: 21-5, 14-2 NEWMAC
8. Smith College
2018-19 Record: 22-7, 13-3 NEWMAC
9. Springfield College
2018-19 Record: 18-10, 12-4 NEWMAC
2018-19 Record: 21-8, 12-4 NEWMAC
On The Rise: Brandeis University, Conn. College, Saint Joseph’s (Maine), Trinity College, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, Wesleyan University, and Western New England