AU Women Stay At No. 2 In Division II WBCA Poll

AU Women Stay At No. 2 In Division II WBCA Poll

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For the second consecutive week, Ashland University's women's basketball team is the No. 2-ranked team in the country, as the latest Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Top 25 poll was released on Tuesday (Dec. 6) morning.

The Eagles (8-0 overall, 2-0 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) received three first-place votes, while top-ranked Emporia State (8-0) received the other 21.

The No. 2 ranking is Ashland's highest in the WBCA poll since finishing the 2013 season at No. 1 following its NCAA Division II national championship.

This marks the 56th time Ashland has been in the Top 25 poll, all since the 1995-96 season. It is the 40th time the Eagles have been in the Top 10, and the 33rd time they have been in the Top 5. It is the 21st straight poll in which AU has appeared.

The Eagles are 17-1 all-time as the No. 2-ranked team the WBCA poll.

Ashland is one of three GLIAC teams in the latest Top 25 poll, along with Grand Valley State (No. 16) and Saginaw Valley State (No. 24), the latter of which is the Eagles' opponent on Thursday (Dec. 8) at 5:30 p.m. at Kates Gymnasium.

Through games of Dec. 4, Ashland is one of 13 undefeated women's basketball teams in Division II.

2016-17 WBCA TOP 25 POLL RANKINGS: No. 5 (preseason), No. 3 (Nov. 22), No. 2 (Nov. 29 and Dec. 6).

 

Rank

School

Record

Points

1st Place
Votes

Last Week's
Rank

1

Emporia State

8-0

596

21

1

2

ASHLAND

8-0

573

3

2

3

California (PA)

9-0

549

0

3

4

Pittsburg State

9-0

528

0

4

5

Bellarmine

8-0

499

0

5

6

Virginia Union

6-0

470

0

6

7

Angelo State

5-0

394

0

8

8

Alaska-Anchorage

6-2

364

0

9

9

Colorado State-Pueblo

8-0

329

0

12

10

California Baptist

9-2

315

0

10

11

Drury

8-1

307

0

14

12

Winona State

8-1

299

0

14

13

Limestone

5-1

292

0

13

14

Bentley

7-2

278

0

11

15

Queens (NY)

7-1

252

0

16

16

Grand Valley State

6-1

235

0

17

17

West Texas A&M

6-2

227

0

7

18

Lewis

8-1

214

0

18

19

Lincoln Memorial

8-0

208

0

20

20

Clayton State

8-1

135

0

24

21

Florida Southern

5-2

121

0

19

22

Union (TN)

5-1

117

0

21

23

Seattle Pacific

7-0

99

0

27

24

Saginaw Valley State

6-1

78

0

26

25

Northern State

6-1

44

0

28

 
 

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