Bowdoin The New #1 Team In Nation?
The new #1 team in the nation in Division III women's hoops very well could be the Bowdoin College. While Coach Adrienne Shibles and her Polar Bears were beating UNE 106-55 last night, Amherst was getting upset by Eastern Connecticut 70-67.
The preseason poll (below) has two-time national champ Amherst ranked #1 and Bowdoin #2. Remember they met in the national championship game last year.
The (3-0) Polar Bears are likely to move into the #1 ranking after the (2-1) Amherst loss. The first of the weekly polls will be released Monday.
D3Hoops.com National Preseason Poll
|#||School (1st votes)||Rec||Pts||Prev.|
|4||St. Thomas (1)||27-3||525||7|
|14||East Texas Baptist||25-7||260||11|
|17||St. Joseph's (Maine)||28-2||139||23|
|23||Emory and Henry||23-7||98||--|
NOTE: Among the four Maine players on the Bowdoin team are former Bangor HS standout Cordelia Stewart and Presque Isle HS standout Hannah Graham...Head coach Andrienne Shibles is a former Mt. View HS player while assistant coach Megan Phelps is a former MDI HS player.