For the second consecutive week, Ashland University's women's basketball team has moved up the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division II Top 25 Coaches' Poll ladder.
As released on Tuesday (Jan. 15) afternoon, the latest WBCA poll has the Eagle women at No. 6 in the nation. Ashland is 15-1 overall and 7-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and has an eight-game winning streak going into Thursday's (Jan. 17) 5:30 p.m. game at Kates Gymnasium vs. Saginaw Valley State (3-12, 3-5).
Ashland's last two games in the winning streak were a 108-69 victory at Parkside on Thursday (Jan. 10) and a 112-68 decision at Purdue Northwest on Saturday (Jan. 12).
The Eagles' streak of consecutive polls ranked in the top 10 now stands at 55, the longest active mark in NCAA Division II. Overall, Ashland has been ranked in the poll 95 times, and its all-time record as a ranked team is 185-13 (.934).
In addition to Ashland, the GLIAC has No. 9-ranked Grand Valley State in this week's poll.
2018-19 WBCA POLL RANKINGS: No. 2 (preseason and Nov. 20), No. 1 (Nov. 27 and Dec. 4), No. 8 (Dec. 11, Dec. 18 and Jan. 2), No. 7 (Jan. 8), No. 6 (Jan. 15).