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Tuesday, January 29, 2002
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WOMEN STILL THIRD IN REGION

Muhlenberg has been ranked third in the Mid-Atlantic Region by the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Committee for the second straight week. These are the rankings that are used as guidelines when selecting the field for the NCAA Tournament.

Following is the poll for Jan. 29. Since the emphasis is on regional play, only in-region games are included in the records.

1. King’s (13-1)
2. Swarthmore (10-1)
3. Muhlenberg (13-2)
4. Scranton (11-2)
5. Messiah (13-2)
6. Lebanon Valley (13-3)
7. DeSales (12-4)
8. Bethany (W.Va.) (6-1)

MULE WOMEN RANKED 18th

The Muhlenberg women’s basketball team fell from 11th to 18th in the d3hoops.com national Division III poll after losing in overtime at Western Maryland on Saturday.

The Mules (14-2) are the lone Centennial Conference team in the top 25, as Johns Hopkins slipped to 31st after dropping two games during the week. Western Maryland received votes for the first time all year and is ranked 35th, one spot ahead of Swarthmore. The Centennial is one of only two Division III conferences that has four teams receiving votes in the poll (the other is the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference).

In the USA Today/ESPN/WBCA poll, Muhlenberg is tied for 18th and Johns Hopkins is tied for 25th.

d3hoops.com Division III poll
 1 Washington (Mo.) (25) 18-0 625  1
 2 Bowdoin 15-0 569  4
 3 Hardin-Simmons 17-0 536  5
 4 Hope 18-1 523  2
 5 Southern Maine 18-1 493  6
 6 King’s 17-1 475  4
 7 Eastern Connecticut State 17-1 447  7
 8 Wilmington 17-1 441  8
 9 Emmanuel 15-1 369  9
10 Wis.-Stevens Point 17-2 356 13
11 Messiah 16-2 330 14
12 DePauw 16-2 327 15
13 Wis.-Eau Claire 17-2 302 17
14 St. Benedict 16-2 293 19
15 New York University 15-3 238 10
16 St. Thomas 15-3 221 12
17 Case Western 14-3 213 24
18 Muhlenberg 14-2 206 11
19 Scranton 16-3 198 21
20 Wis.-Stout 15-4 193 20
21 George Fox 17-2 189 22
22 Pacific Lutheran 14-2 114 25
23 Carleton 15-3 76 rv
24 Webster 14-2 60 rv
25 St. Lawrence 15-3 58 18
Others receiving votes: Bridgewater (Va.) 42; DeSales 35; Salisbury 33; Capital 21; Franklin 20; Johns Hopkins 18; Springfield 16; Bethany (W.Va.) 14; Lebanon Valley 14; Western Maryland 14; Swarthmore 10; Wis.-Oshkosh 6; Wartburg 6; Lakeland 5; Wheaton (Ill.) 5; Wittenberg 5; Albion 3; Chapman 2; Anderson 1; Christopher Newport 1; Fontbonne 1; Ozarks 1.

Questions or comments? Send mail to falk@muhlenberg.edu
Last updated January 29, 2002