Bowdoin Hoops #1 In Nation
For the first time in over a decade, the Bowdoin College Polar Bears women's basketball team is the #1 team in the nation.
The first D3 Hoops.com weekly ranking of the season puts Bowdoin in the top spot with a 4-0 record. Amherst, the preseason #1 team, got upset by Eastern Connecticut over the weekend.
Bowdoin and Amherst, both NESCAC schools, played in the national championship game last year.
The last time the Polar Bears were ranked #1 was back in the 2006-07 season.
So far this year, Bowdoin is beating opponents by an average of 40+ points.
Among the Maine players on the team, former Bangor Rams center Cordelia Stewart is averaging 6 PPG. Former Presque Isle Wildcat Hannah Graham is scoring 9.5 PPG. South Portland's Maddie Hasson is averaging 16PPG and Greely's Moira Train is scoring 5 PPG.
NOTE: The St. Joseph's Monks have climbed to #12 in the national poll.
D3 HOOPS.com NATIONAL RANKINGS
|#||School (1st votes)||Rec||Pts||Prev.|
|3||St. Thomas (3)||3-0||572||4|
|9||East Texas Baptist||6-0||407||14|
|12||St. Joseph's (Maine)||4-0||302||17|
|15||Emory and Henry||5-0||265||23|
Dropped out: No. 16 Marymount, No. 18 Washington U., No. 24 Montclair State, No. 25 Randolph-Macon
Others receiving votes: Washington U. 44, Rochester Tech 43, DeSales 33, UW-Oshkosh 33, Chapman 26, Marymount 24; Randolph-Macon 22; Oglethorpe 21; Wheaton (Ill.) 21; Montclair State 19; Ithaca 12; Hardin-Simmons 7; Ohio Northern 7; Trinity (Conn.) 7; Middlebury 6; Johns Hopkins 5; SUNY Oneonta 4; Mount Union 3; Trinity (Texas) 3; Whitman 3; UW-La Crosse 2; Muhlenberg 1