Two of the top 14 teams in the country in women's Division III hoops reside here in Maine. The Bowdoin Polar Bears will spend another week as #1 in the nation. St. Joseph's College moves up to #14 in the poll.

Bowdoin finished its first semester play with an 8-0 record.

St. Joe's moves from #16 to #14 with its 9-0 record.

NOTES: In the Division II ranks, Bentley women's basketball has climbed to #5 in the nation with last year's Miss Maine Basketball, Kolleen Bouchard (Houlton HS), averaging about 7 PPG and averaging about 20 minutes per game...The UMaine Black Bears women's team is ranked #12 in the nation the WBCA Mid-Major Poll.

Check out this week's Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) D-III poll...

Rank School Record Total Points Previous Rank
1 Bowdoin (6) 8-0 197 1
2 Hope (1) 6-0 187 2
3 Thomas More 11-0 183 4
4 Amherst (1) 6-1 175 3
5 St. Thomas (MN) 7-0 169 5
6 Tufts 8-0 166 6
7 Chicago 6-1 141 7
8 Messiah 9-1 137 9
9 Scranton 6-0 131 8
10 George Fox 6-1 130 10
11 Trine 8-1 115 11
12 Christopher Newport 7-1 100 14
13 East Texas Baptist 8-1 95 12
14 St. Joseph's (ME) 9-0 90 16
15 Mary Hardin-Baylor 8-0 85 17
16 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 7-0 81 22
17 Illinois Wesleyan 7-2 76 15
18 SUNY Geneseo 10-0 65 20
19 Texas-Dallas 6-2 49 18
20 Rochester Institute 7-1 43 13