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)RecPtsPrev.
1Bowdoin (17)4-06102
2Hope (3)3-05803
3St. Thomas (3)3-05724
4Thomas More6-05465
5Chicago (2)4-05127
6Tufts4-05096
7Amherst2-14781
8Scranton3-04678
9East Texas Baptist6-040714
10George Fox3-135110
11Christopher Newport5-030720
12St. Joseph's (Maine)4-030217
13Trine5-12989
14Messiah5-127311
15Emory and Henry5-026523
16Illinois Wesleyan4-223912
17UW-Whitewater3-116221
18Wartburg3-115615
19Austin4-0125--
20Gettysburg3-111919
21DePauw3-211713
22Texas-Dallas3-111122
23SUNY Geneseo5-0107--
24Baldwin Wallace4-0105--
25Mary Hardin-Baylor4-061--

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