February 7, 2012

UMW Women's Basketball Climbs to 8th in D3hoops.com National Poll

The University of Mary Washington women's basketball team climbed to eighth in the nation - its highest ranking in three years - in this week's D3hoops.com weekly poll, released Monday night. The Eagles, 21-0 on the season, have already clinched a first round bye in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament, and will visit Hood College and York College in games this week.

\# School (1st votes) Rec Pts Prev.
1 Amherst (20) 22-0 618 1
2 Chicago (4) 20-0 602 2
3 George Fox (1) 21-0 580 3
4 DePauw 20-1 534 6
5 Calvin 20-1 490 4
6 William Paterson 21-1 479 9
7 Mount Union 20-1 441 10
8 Mary Washington 21-0 425 11
9 Lewis and Clark 19-2 396 7
10 UW-Stevens Point 19-3 373 12
11 Rochester 17-3 357 5
12 Washington U. 16-4 351 8
13 Juniata 21-1 338 13
14 Franklin 20-1 330 14
15 St. Thomas 20-1 265 15
16 Hope 18-3 235 19
17 Lebanon Valley 19-2 210 18
18 Babson 18-2 205 17
19 Louisiana College 18-2 174 20
20 Kean 20-3 145 21
21 UW-River Falls 17-4 133 24
22 UW-Eau Claire 17-5 131 16
23 Centre 19-1 95 23
24 Johns Hopkins 19-2 81 25
25 Illinois Wesleyan 16-5 49 --

Dropped out: No. 22 Williams.

Others receiving votes: Carthage 20; Messiah 12; Rhode Island College 12; UW-Whitewater 9; Greensboro 7; Thomas More 7; Williams 7; Ithaca 4; Colby 3; Piedmont 3; Ferrum 2; Ohio Northern 1; Tufts 1.

The D3hoops.com Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly.