Eagles Move Up To No. 2 In Division II WBCA Poll

Eagles Move Up To No. 2 In Division II WBCA Poll

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The Eagles are inching closer to returning to the top spot in the country.

In the latest Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Top 25 poll released on Tuesday (Nov. 29) afternoon, Ashland University's women's basketball team has moved up to No. 2. The Eagles received four first-place votes, with No. 1-ranked Emporia State garnering the other 20.

Ashland has achieved its highest ranking in the WBCA poll since finishing the 2013 season at No. 1 following its NCAA Division II national championship. This is the first time AU has been ranked No. 2 in the poll since Feb. 26-March 12, 2013.

This marks the 55th time Ashland has been in the Top 25 poll, all since the 1995-96 season. It is the 39th time the Eagles have been in the Top 10, and the 32nd time they have been in the Top 5. It is the 20th straight poll in which AU has appeared.

Ashland is one of two Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference teams in the latest Top 25 poll, along with Grand Valley State (No. 17).

The Eagles will start GLIAC play on Thursday (Dec. 1) at 5:30 p.m. at Lake Superior State.

2016-17 WBCA TOP 25 POLL RANKINGS: No. 5 (preseason), No. 3 (Nov. 22), No. 2 (Nov. 29).

 

Rank

School

Record

Points

1st Place Votes

Last Week

1

Emporia State

6-0

595

20

2

2

ASHLAND

6-0

575

4

3

3

California (Pa.)

7-0

548

0

5

4

Pittsburg State

7-0

522

0

7

5

Bellarmine

6-0

491

0

8

6

Virginia Union

4-0

460

0

9

7

West Texas A&M

5-1

397

0

10

8

Angelo State

3-0

355

0

15

9

Alaska-Anchorage

4-2

303

0

6

10

California Baptist

7-2

302

0

13

11

Bentley

5-2

301

0

1

12

Colorado State-Pueblo

6-0

266

0

17

13

Limestone

3-1

259

0

14

14

Drury

6-1

257

0

18

14

Winona State

6-1

257

0

16

16

Queens (N.Y.)

5-1

256

0

11

17

Grand Valley State

4-1

189

0

19

18

Lewis

6-1

182

0

20

19

Florida Southern

4-2

176

0

4

20

Lincoln Memorial

6-0

148

0

27

21

Union (Tenn.)

3-1

143

0

12

22

Nova Southeastern

5-1

135

0

21

23

Newberry

5-0

97

0

29

24

Clayton State

5-1

95

0

28

25

Fort Hays State

6-0

70

0

31

 
 

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