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.
1 Bowdoin (17) 4-0 610 2
2 Hope (3) 3-0 580 3
3 St. Thomas (3) 3-0 572 4
4 Thomas More 6-0 546 5
5 Chicago (2) 4-0 512 7
6 Tufts 4-0 509 6
7 Amherst 2-1 478 1
8 Scranton 3-0 467 8
9 East Texas Baptist 6-0 407 14
10 George Fox 3-1 351 10
11 Christopher Newport 5-0 307 20
12 St. Joseph's (Maine) 4-0 302 17
13 Trine 5-1 298 9
14 Messiah 5-1 273 11
15 Emory and Henry 5-0 265 23
16 Illinois Wesleyan 4-2 239 12
17 UW-Whitewater 3-1 162 21
18 Wartburg 3-1 156 15
19 Austin 4-0 125 --
20 Gettysburg 3-1 119 19
21 DePauw 3-2 117 13
22 Texas-Dallas 3-1 111 22
23 SUNY Geneseo 5-0 107 --
24 Baldwin Wallace 4-0 105 --
25 Mary Hardin-Baylor 4-0 61 --

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