Eagle Women Undisputed No. 1 Team In D-II Once Again

Eagle Women Undisputed No. 1 Team In D-II Once Again

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Ashland University's women's basketball team is the unanimous No. 1 in NCAA Division II for the second week in a row in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Top 25 Coaches' Poll, the latest of which was released on Tuesday (Feb. 7).

The Eagles are the No. 1-ranked team in the country for the eighth poll in a row. Ashland is 24-0 overall and 16-0 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and is one of only two D-II teams still unbeaten, along with No. 3 Colorado State-Pueblo (23-0).

The latest WBCA poll marks the 21st time Ashland has been in the top-ranked team in the country. Ashland's eight straight No. 1 rankings mark the program's second-longest streak (12, 2012-13). The Eagles are 39-1 (.975) all-time when playing as the No. 1 team in D-II.

Ashland has been ranked in the WBCA poll 64 times, has been in the Top 10 in the poll 48 times and has been in the Top 5 on 40 occasions, all since 1995-96. This is the 29th straight time the Eagles have been ranked by the WBCA.

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

Ashland will play its only game of the week on Thursday (Feb. 9) at 5:30 p.m. at Kates Gymnasium vs. Lake Erie (7-15, 5-11). A win would give the 2016-17 Eagles the record alone for the most consecutive wins to start a season in the 50 seasons of the program.

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, Jan. 24, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7).

 

Rank

School (record)

Points

First-place

votes

Last week's

rank

1

ASHLAND (24-0)

600

24

1

2

Alaska-Anchorage (21-1)

566

0

2

3

Colorado State-Pueblo (23-0)

552

0

3

4

California, PA (21-1)

524

0

4

5

Virginia Union (20-1)

496

0

6

6

California Baptist (24-2)

474

0

7

7

Columbus State (19-1)

440

0

10

8

Lincoln Memorial (20-1)

416

0

5

9

Central Oklahoma (20-2)

387

0

8

10

Pittsburg State (19-3)

372

0

11

11

Emporia State (19-3)

366

0

12

12

Angelo State (18-2)

339

0

13

13

Drury (20-3)

304

0

9

14

Adelphi (20-3)

261

0

16

15

Central Missouri (18-3)

251

0

14

16

Minnesota State-Moorhead (19-3)

235

0

17

17

Bellarmine (18-4)

180

0

15

18

Queens, NY (19-3)

158

0

21

19

Bentley (19-4)

141

0

19

20

Southern Indiana (20-3)

102

0

NR

21

Arkansas Tech (16-3)

94

0

23

(tie)

Western Washington (19-3)

94

0

25

23

Winona State (19-5)

89

0

20

24

Eckerd (18-4)

79

0

18

25

Harding (17-3)

50

0

NR

 
 

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