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Amherst is No. 1 in WBCA NCAA Division III Preseason Top 25 Coaches’ Poll

Published on October 31, 2017

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Amherst College opens the season as No. 1 in the WBCA NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll. Last season the team defeated Tufts University for the program’s second-ever national championship. Amherst finished 2016-17 undefeated at 33-0.

The WBCA NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll with teams’ records from the 2016-17 season, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, first-place votes received in parenthesis and ranking in the 2016-17 postseason poll:

Rank School 2016-17 Record Total Points 2016-17 Rank
1 Amherst (7) 33-0 198 1
2 Tufts (1) 30-3 184 2
3 St. Thomas (MN) 31-1 183 3
4 Christopher Newport 29-3 165 4
5 Thomas More 28-1 162 7
6 Ohio Northern 30-1 155 5
7 Trinity (TX) 28-2 133 8
8 Washington-St. Louis 26-3 127 6
9 Whitman 26-5 113 9
10 Hope 24-4 101 10
10 Puget Sound 26-3 101 11
12 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 26-4 100 12
13 Scranton 26-4 93 13
14 Wartburg 25-3 91 17
15 DePauw 27-3 87 15
16 Trine 25-3 83 18
17 Montclair State 26-3 66 16
18 Gustavus Adolphus 25-2 56 21
19 Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham 25-4 45 25
20 SUNY Geneseo 28-2 42 13
21 Mary Washington 24-5 41 19
22 George Fox 21-6 38 NR
23 Bowdoin 21-5 37 24
24 Rochester (NY) 18-9 35 NR
25 Chicago 19-8 29 25

Others receiving votes: Texas-Dallas (25-4) 18; Marymount (VA) (24-6) 16; Messiah (25-3) 16; Wisconsin-Whitewater (22-6) 11; Babson (24-6) 10; Catholic (23-5) 10; Albright (23-6) 8; Guilford (24-4) 8; Bethel (MN) (22-5) 7; Ithaca (25-4) 7; Wheaton (IL) (24-5) 7; Baldwin-Wallace (21-5) 4; Gettysburg (20-8) 4; Muhlenberg (20-8) 3; St. Joseph’s (24-5) (ME) 2; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (20-9) 1; Massachusetts-Dartmouth (25-6) 1; Rose-Hulman (24-4) 1; Transylvania (20-8) 1.

The WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches Poll Committee is made up of nine head coaches at Division III institutions. All are members of the WBCA. The 2017-18 committee members are Mary Beth Spirk, non-voting chair (Moravian ), Kristen Dowling (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps), Renee DeVarney (Swarthmore), Jessica Ott (Alverno), Kate Pearson (Cabrini), Jennifer Reimer (Case Western Reserve), Alex Richey (Oglethorpe), Dan Roiger (Saint Lawrence) and Kelly Thompson (Roger Williams).

This post is part of the thread: 2017-18 College Season – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.


 

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