By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation
Tufts University remained the TOP team in our seventh New England D-III Women’s Basketball Top 10 after winning a trio of games last week, including their conference opener against Wesleyan University. The Jumbos will be on the road this week with contests at Hamilton College on Friday, January 17th and Amherst College on Saturday, January 18th.
The Mammoths of Amherst opened conference play with back-to-back wins over Middlebury College and Williams College to extend their current winning streaks to 10-games. Amherst is in action three times this week, including Tuesday, January 14th when they host Wesleyan.
Similar to Tufts, Bowdoin College enters the week riding an impressive 14-game winning streak, which will be put to the test three times this week against Maine-Presque Isle, Middlebury, and Williams.
WPI joined the poll this week following a few impressive regional wins over Westfield State, Williams, and Western New England. The Engineers will host Middlebury on Tuesday before hopping into conference play eight days later against Clark University.
And finally, Rhode Island College checked-in fifth overall after picking up their tenth-straight win this past weekend against Keene State. RIC visits ninth-ranked Eastern Connecticut on Wednesday for an important conference clash.
New England D-III Basketball Women’s Top 10 Week Five Poll| Monday, January 13th, 2020
|1. Tufts University||14-0, 1-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 1|
|2. Bowdoin College||14-0, 2-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 2|
|3. Amherst College||13-1, 2-0 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 3|
|4. WPI||10-4, 0-0 NEWMAC||Last Week: Not Ranked|
|5. Rhode Island College||13-1, 6-0 LEC||Last Week: No. 8|
|6. Brandeis University||10-2, 0-1 UAA||Last Week: No. 6|
|7. Williams College||12-2, 1-1 NESCAC||Last Week: No. 4|
|8. Smith College||13-1, 0-0 NEWMAC||Last Week: No. 5|
|9. Eastern Connecticut||11-2, 5-0 LEC||Last Week: No. 9|
|10. Western New Eng.||11-3, 4-1 CCC||Last Week: No. 7|
ON THE RISE: Babson College, Bates College, Emmanuel College, Middlebury College, Springfield College, Trinity College, UMass Boston, University of New England, and Wesleyan University,