Ashland Women Ranked No. 1 In Division II For Sixth Poll In A Row

Ashland Women Ranked No. 1 In Division II For Sixth Poll In A Row

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In the latest Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll, released on Tuesday (Jan. 24) afternoon, Ashland University's women's basketball team sits at No. 1 for the sixth time in a row.

The 19-0 Eagles are one of four remaining undefeated teams in Division II. In this week's poll, Ashland received 22 of 24 first-place votes, with No. 2 Virginia Union earning the other two.

Ashland has been the top-ranked team in the WBCA Division II poll 19 times, including the first 12 polls in the 2012-13 campaign, and is 34-1 (.971) all-time when playing as the No. 1 team in the country.

Since 1995-96, the Eagles have been ranked in the WBCA poll 62 times, have been in the Top 10 on 46 occasions and been in the Top 5 in 38 polls.

Ashland has been ranked by the WBCA in 27 consecutive polls.

The Eagles are the lone Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference representative in this week's WBCA poll.

Ashland (11-0 GLIAC), which leads both the overall GLIAC and South Division standings, begins a three-games-in-five-days stretch on Thursday (Jan. 26) at 5:30 p.m. at Walsh (9-9, 5-6).

2016-17 WBCA TOP 25 POLL RANKINGS: No. 5 (preseason), No. 3 (Nov. 22), No. 2 (Nov. 29 and Dec. 6), No. 1 (Dec. 13, Dec. 21, Jan. 3, Jan. 10, Jan. 17 and Jan. 24).

 

Rank

School (record)

Points

First-place votes

Last week's rank

1

ASHLAND (19-0)

598

22

1

2

Virginia Union (17-0)

574

2

2

3

Alaska-Anchorage (17-1)

536

0

5

4

Colorado State-Pueblo (19-0)

509

0

7

5

California, PA (18-1)

496

0

6

6

Lincoln Memorial (17-0)

481

0

8

7

Emporia State (16-2)

421

0

9

8

California Baptist (19-2)

400

0

10

9

Pittsburg State (17-2)

397

0

3

10

Central Oklahoma (17-1)

386

0

12

11

Bellarmine (16-2)

379

0

4

12

Drury (17-2)

342

0

13

13

Columbus State (15-1)

309

0

16

14

Adelphi (17-2)

271

0

18

15

Angelo State (14-2)

237

0

11

16

Minnesota State-Moorhead (16-2)

203

0

15

17

Arkansas Tech (13-2)

163

0

14

18

Regis, CO (15-2)

139

0

25

19

Central Missouri (15-2)

134

0

NR

20

Bentley (15-4)

129

0

21

21

Harding (14-2)

103

0

NR

22

Winona State (16-4)

94

0

17

23

Eckerd (15-3)

74

0

NR

24

Queens, NY (16-3)

70

0

NR

25

Wheeling Jesuit (15-3)

58

0

1

 
 

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