Eagle Women Stand Pat At No. 4 In WBCA Poll

Eagle Women Stand Pat At No. 4 In WBCA Poll

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As it was playing its final road game of the 2019 calendar year, Ashland University's women's basketball team stayed at No. 4 in the latest Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) NCAA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll.

The Eagles were 8-0 prior to their Tuesday (Dec. 17) afternoon game at Le Moyne, and Ashland was one of just 12 undefeated teams in Division II women's basketball coming into the day.

Tuesday's WBCA poll is the 75th consecutively in which the Eagles have been in the Top 25, one ranking shy of moving into the top 10 all-time in D-II women's basketball history. Ashland also has been in the top five 72 times, one behind Cal Poly Pomona for seventh all-time in the D-II coaches' poll.

Ashland's all-time record as a Top 25 team is 207-15 (.932).

The Eagles continue to be in the top five along with another Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference squad, No. 3 Grand Valley State. And as was the case a week ago, three of the top four teams in the country come from the Midwest Region – No. 1 Drury, No. 3 GVSU and No. 4 AU.

Ashland will end the calendar year with a pair of home games – Friday (Dec. 20) at 5:30 p.m. vs. Hillsdale (4-7), and Sunday (Dec. 22) at 1 p.m. vs. Southern Indiana (5-1).

2019-20 WBCA RANKINGS: No. 8 (preseason), No. 7 (Nov. 19), No. 6 (Nov. 26 and Dec. 3), No. 4 (Dec. 10 and Dec. 17).

 

WBCA DIVISION II TOP 25 COACHES' POLL – DEC. 17, 2019

Rank

School (Record)

Total Points

First Place Votes

Previous Rank

1

Drury (8-0)

563

13

1

2

Lubbock Christian (9-0)

558

10

2

3

Grand Valley State (9-0)

531

0

3

4

ASHLAND (8-0)

502

0

4

5

Lee (TN) (11-0)

477

0

5

6

Saint Anselm (7-0)

460

0

6

7

Virginia Union (7-1)

411

0

9

8

Texas A&M-Commerce (9-0)

391

0

10

9

California (PA) (7-1)

385

0

11

10

Alaska Anchorage (9-1)

345

0

12

11

Indiana (PA) (8-1)

317

0

13

12

Westminster (UT) (10-1)

272

0

17

13

North Georgia (8-1)

271

0

14

14

Hawaii Pacific (8-1)

245

0

20

15

Adelphi (11-0)

220

0

21

16

Fort Hays State (7-2)

201

0

19

17

Azusa Pacific (7-2)

190

0

8

18

Sioux Falls (9-2)

168

0

7

19

Anderson (SC) (8-2)

129

0

15

20

Emporia State (7-2)

119

0

23

21

Southwestern Oklahoma State (8-2)

110

0

25

22

UC San Diego (6-2)

101

0

22

23

Bowie State (9-0)

74

0

NR

24

Cal State San Marcos (8-1)

62

0

NR

25

Lindenwood (5-0)

61

0

NR

 

 

ALL-TIME ASHLAND UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOP 25 POLL RANKINGS

Weeks in rankings: 110

Weeks in Top 10: 91

Weeks in Top 5: 72

Weeks at No. 1: 44

Most consecutive weeks in rankings: 75 (current)

Most consecutive weeks in Top 10: 56

Most consecutive weeks in Top 5: 38

Most consecutive weeks at No. 1: 29

Highest ranking: No. 1 (last on March 4, 2018)

Highest final ranking: No. 1 (2012-13 and 2016-17)

Full seasons in rankings: 5 (2012-13, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19)

Full seasons in Top 10: 3 (2012-13, 2016-17 and 2017-18)

Full seasons in Top 5: 3 (2012-13, 2016-17 and 2017-18)

Current streak: 75

 

 

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