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...

RankSchoolRecordTotal PointsPrevious Rank
1Bowdoin (6)8-01971
2Hope (1)6-01872
3Thomas More11-01834
4Amherst (1)6-11753
5St. Thomas (MN)7-01695
6Tufts8-01666
7Chicago6-11417
8Messiah9-11379
9Scranton6-01318
10George Fox6-113010
11Trine8-111511
12Christopher Newport7-110014
13East Texas Baptist8-19512
14St. Joseph's (ME)9-09016
15Mary Hardin-Baylor8-08517
16Wisconsin-Oshkosh7-08122
17Illinois Wesleyan7-27615
18SUNY Geneseo10-06520
19Texas-Dallas6-24918
20Rochester Institute7-14313