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Wednesday, December 3, 2003
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POLLS, POLLS, POLLS
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CLOSING IN ON TOP 25

The Muhlenberg women’s basketball team is ranked 34th in Division III in the D3hoops.com poll for Week 2 of the 2003-04 season.

The Mules (4-0 after Tuesday’s win at Bryn Mawr) received four votes in the Week 1 poll and 21 this week.

Johns Hopkins, the only other Centennial Conference team in the poll, jumped from “others receiving votes” to 16th following its 77-72 win at Washington (Mo.), then ranked third.

DeSales, a future non-conference opponent for Muhlenberg, is ranked 24th.

Two CC teams are listed in the men’s rankings: Franklin & Marshall is 25th, and Johns Hopkins received eight votes.

Final Women’s Poll
school record
1. Oneonta State 21-1-3
2. Chicago 17-2-4
3. DePauw 16-4-1
4. New Jersey 18-5
5. Scranton 22-1-1
6. Wheaton (Mass.) 23-2
7. Puget Sound 18-2-1
8. Virginia Wesleyan 20-2-3
9. Wheaton (Ill.) 16-2-4
10. Union (N.Y.) 19-2-1
11. Ohio Wesleyan 17-2
12. Amherst 12-4-4
13. Willamette 16-1-2
14. Washington & Lee 16-1-3
15. Wilmington (Ohio) 19-3-2
16. Trinity (Texas) 16-1-1
17. Allegheny 15-2-2
18. Washington (Mo.) 14-3-3
19. Messiah 16-2-3
20. Mary Washington 12-6-5
21. Chapman 15-5
22. Loras 20-2-1
23. Muhlenberg 16-4-2
24. William Smith 15-5-2
25. Hope 16-4-2
also receiving votes: Bates, Whitworth, Illinois Wesleyan, Ithaca, Hardin-Simmons, Wis.-Stevens Point, Eastern Connecticut State
Both Soccer Teams in Final Poll

Both Muhlenberg soccer teams appear in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America polls for the 2003 season.

The women are ranked 23rd after finishing with a 16-4-2 record and reaching the third round of the NCAA Tournament. It is the Mules’ first time in the top 25 this season and their second time in the
Final Men’s Poll
school record
1. Trinity (Texas) 24-0
2. Drew 20-2-3
3. Wis.-Oshkosh 21-1
4. Wheaton (Mass.) 19-3-2
5. UC Santa Cruz 21-2
6t. Dominican (Ill.) 21-3
6t. Salisbury 16-3-3
8. Mass. Inst. of Technology 17-3-1
9. St. Lawrence 17-3
10. Williams 13-2-2
11. Redlands 18-2-1
12. Stevens Tech 19-2-2
13. Messiah 18-2-3
14. John Carroll 17-5
15. Carnegie Mellon 15-2
16. Piedmont 19-5
17. Bowdoin 13-2-3
18. Gustavus Adolphus 16-1-5
19. Wheaton (Ill.) 15-4-2
20. Emory 16-3-1
21. Virginia Wesleyan 17-4
22. Denison 18-3
23. Rowan 19-6
24. Linfield 16-3-1
25. Ohio Wesleyan 17-4-1
also receiving votes: Muhlenberg, Hope, Western Connecticut State, Elizabethtown
season-ending top-25 poll. They tied for 18th in the final 2001 poll.

Muhlenberg’s NCAA Tournament loss was to Scranton, which proceeded to lose to Oneonta State in the next round. Oneonta State went on to win the national championship.

The men (17-5-1) finished just outside the top 25 as the first team listed as “also receiving votes.” The Mules advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before losing to Stevens Tech. Drew eliminated Stevens Tech in the next round and wound up hosting the “final four,” falling to undefeated Trinity (Texas) in the national championship game.

Muhlenberg was one of eight schools listed in both the women’s and men’s soccer final polls.


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Last updated December 3, 2003