With three starters returning from last year's record-breaking 30-1 team, the University of Mary Washington women's basketball squad is ranked 16th in the nation in the D3hoops.com national preseason poll.
Calvin, which returns three starters from last year's 28-2 team, is one of six teams to receive No. 1 votes in the preseason D3hoops.com women's basketball Top 25.
Calvin received nine of the 25 first-place votes, followed by No. 2 George Fox, which received six. Third-ranked St. Thomas and fourth-ranked DePauw picked up two No. 1 votes apiece, while defending national champion Illinois Wesleyan received five and finished No. 5 overall. The 25th vote went to UW-Stevens Point, which is the preseason No. 7 team.
This is the 14th year of the D3hoops.com Top 25.
Permanent link to this poll: http://www.d3hoops.com/top25/women/2012-13/preseason
|#||School (No. 1 votes)||Rec||Pts||Final|
|2||George Fox (6)||32-1||560||2|
|3||St. Thomas (2)||31-2||536||3|
|5||Illinois Wesleyan (5)||28-5||451||1|
|7||UW-Stevens Point (1)||24-5||365||12|
|11||Lewis and Clark||25-4||270||10|
Others receiving votes: Chicago 84; Centre 80; Hartwick 63; Juniata 60; Millsaps 58; Ithaca 56; Baldwin Wallace 48; Christopher Newport 45; Babson 42; King's (Pa.) 42; Franklin 39; Ohio Northern 36; Muhlenberg 31; Southern Maine 30; Johns Hopkins 17; Simpson 10; Howard Payne 10; Rhode Island College 6; UW-Eau Claire 5; Eastern Mennonite 4; St. Vincent 4; Louisiana College 4; Guilford 3; Texas-Dallas 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.