UMW Women's Basketball Ranked #16 in D3hoops.com National Preseason Poll

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
1 Calvin (9) 28-2 592 5
2 George Fox (6) 32-1 560 2
3 St. Thomas (2) 31-2 536 3
4 DePauw (2) 27-2 515 11
5 Illinois Wesleyan (5) 28-5 451 1
6 Mount Union 28-2 395 8
7 UW-Stevens Point (1) 24-5 365 12
8 UW-Whitewater 22-7 354 25
9 Washington U. 21-6 352 17
10 Lebanon Valley 26-4 337 14
11 Lewis and Clark 25-4 270 10
12 Hope 22-5 265 --
13 Messiah 22-6 259 --
14 Thomas More 25-5 254 24
15 Amherst 31-2 248 4
16 Mary Washington 30-1 225 7
17 Tufts 23-7 219 23
18 York (Pa.) 24-6 195 20
19 Emmanuel 25-7 187 19
20 Carthage 23-8 180 9
21 Coe 21-8 177 --
22 Emory 18-7 125 --
23 Williams 19-6 107 --
24 Rochester 19-6 93 --
25 William Paterson 26-3 86 15

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.