January 5, 2010

Women's Basketball Moves Up to No. 16 in D3Hoops.com Top 25 Poll

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN)--Mount Union's women's basketball team has moved up to No. 16 in this week's D3Hoops.com Top 25 Poll.

Mount Union is off to a 12-0 start to the season and 5-0 in Ohio Athletic Conference play.

Two weeks ago the Purple Raiders entered the poll at No. 25 and then the following week moved up to No. 20. 

Mount Union hosts Baldwin-Wallace in a key OAC matchup Wednesday at 7:30 pm at The MAAC.

2009 D3Hoops.com Top 25 Women's Basketball Poll (Jan. 4, 2010)

#   Team                    W-L  Pts.  Last Week
1   Illinois Wesleyan (18) 11-0   618    1
2   Amherst (7)            10-0   594    2
3   Washington U.           9-1   572    3
4   Kean                   13-1   540    5
5   Bowdoin                 9-0   538    4
6   Hope                   10-1   463    6
7   Marymount              12-0   457    7
8   Scranton                7-2   402    9
9   William Paterson       13-0   369   13
10  Muhlenberg              7-1   365   11
11  Carthage               10-1   346   15
12  George Fox              8-2   290   16
13  UW-River Falls         12-0   288   18
14  Thomas More            10-1   258    8
15  Tufts                  10-1   235   17
16  Mount Union            12-0   227   20
17  Messiah                 9-1   210   10
18  Moravian                9-2   198   19
19  UW-Whitewater           9-3   194   14
20  Calvin                 11-1   170   21
21  Chicago                 8-3   115   22
22  Louisiana College       8-1   105   25
23  Emmanuel                8-1    90    —
24  Howard Payne            9-2    60    —
25  UW-Stevens Point        8-3    58    —

Dropped out: No. 12 Trinity (Texas), No. 23 St. Norbert, No. 24 Randolph-Macon.

Others receiving votes: Brandeis 55, Gettysburg 47, Christopher Newport 45, St. Benedict 42, Puget Sound 40, Simpson 27, Trinity (Texas) 22, Mississippi College 21, Lewis and Clark 19, St. Norbert 15, Washington and Jefferson 11, Cal Lutheran 10, Southern Maine 6, Case Western Reserve 3.

The D3hoops.com Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly.

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