AU Women Are D-II’s No. 1 Team For Second Straight Week

AU Women Are D-II’s No. 1 Team For Second Straight Week

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For the second week in a row, Ashland University's women's basketball team is the No. 1-ranked squad in NCAA Division II.

In the latest WBCA poll released on Wednesday (Dec. 21) afternoon, the Eagles (13-0 overall, 6-0 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) remain the top-ranked team in the country. Ashland received 21 of 24 first-place votes, one more than the previous poll.

This is the 15th time Ashland has been the No. 1 team in the WBCA poll. Ashland has a 28-1 all-time record when playing as the top team in Division II.

Tuesday is the 58th time Ashland has been in the Top 25 poll, all since the 1995-96 season. It is the 42nd time the Eagles have been in the Top 10, and the 35th time they have been in the Top 5. It is the 23rd consecutive poll in which AU has appeared.

Ashland is one of 12 undefeated teams in NCAA Division II, and is one of two GLIAC teams in this week's poll, along with No. 21 Grand Valley State.

Through Tuesday (Dec. 20), the Eagles are tops in the country in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.77-to-1), assists per game (25.5), field-goal percentage (51.1) and scoring margin per game (38.3), second in scoring offense per game (95.7) and steals per game (15.5), third in turnover margin per game (10.77), tied for fifth in 3-point field-goal percentage (39.6), tied for ninth in rebounding margin per game (10.9) and 10th in 3-point field-goal percentage defense (23.5).

Ashland's first game following Christmas is a top-five matchup at No. 4 Bellarmine (10-0) on Dec. 30 at 1 p.m.

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 and 21).

 

Rank

School

Record

Points

1st-Place

Votes

Last Week's

Rank

1

ASHLAND

13-0

597

21

1

2

California (Pa.)

11-0

570

0

2

3

Pittsburg State

11-0

551

1

3

4

Bellarmine

10-0

511

0

4

5

Emporia State

11-1

476

0

5

6

Virginia Union

9-0

467

2

6

7

Angelo State

9-0

452

0

7

8

Alaska-Anchorage

10-1

430

0

8

9

Colorado State-Pueblo

12-0

418

0

9

10

Lincoln Memorial

11-0

369

0

11

11

California Baptist

13-2

360

0

10

12

Bentley

10-2

323

0

11

13

Seattle Pacific

10-0

290

0

14

14

Drury

10-2

270

0

13

15

Arkansas Tech

7-1

245

0

17

16

Winona State

10-2

224

0

19

17

Lewis

10-2

149

0

23

18

Wheeling Jesuit

8-1

130

0

24

19

Central Oklahoma

10-0

121

0

NR

20

Florida Southern

8-3

86

0

16

21

Grand Valley State

8-3

84

0

22

22

Clayton State

9-2

78

0

15

23

Columbus State

7-0

72

0

NR

24

North Georgia

10-1

71

0

NR

25

Northern State

8-2

63

0

18

 
 

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