Women's Basketball

 

Simpson makes jump in national polls

INDIANOLA, Iowa – The Simpson women's basketball team moved up in both the D3hoops.com Top 25 and the USA TDODAY Sports Top 25 Coaches' polls, which were released earlier this week.

The Storm jumped three spots to No. 17 in the D3hoops.com poll and four spots to No. 21 in the USA TODAY Sports poll.

Simpson received 218 points in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll, which is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, sports information directors and media members across the country.

Simpson received 40 points in the USA TODAY Sports Top 25 Coaches' Poll, which is voted on by nine head coaches at Division III institutions who are members of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).

The Storm are currently 7-0 on the season after wins over Iowa Wesleyan (72-53) and previously undefeated Wheaton (74-52) last week. The start is Simpson's best since going 10-0 to start the 2008-09 season.

Simpson faces another test Wednesday when it travels to Des Moines to face Grand View at 7 p.m.

D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll
No. School (1st votes) Rec Pts Prev
1 Depauw (24) 6-0 623 1
2 Mount Union 5-0 586 2
3 Calvin (1) 5-1 545 4
4 St. Thomas 4-1 504 5
5 Washington U. 4-1 472 8
6 Lewis and Clark 7-0 471 6
7 Hope 5-0 455 9
8 Messiah 5-0 450 10
9 Amherst 5-0 412 11
10 Tufts 6-0 375 12
11 Thomas More 6-1 342 13
12 UW-Stevens Point 3-2 333 3
13 Lebanon Valley 5-1 296 7
14 York (Pa.) 6-0 261 15
15 Illinois Wesleyan 4-2 249 17
16 Emmanuel 6-0 238 16
17 Simpson 7-0 218 20
18 Emory 6-0 182 19
19 UW-Whitewater 4-2 133 14
20 Ohio Northern 5-1 125 24
21 Scranton 6-0 104 --
22 Babson 6-0 90 23
23 Southern Maine 6-0 74 --
24 George Fox 3-2 71 21
25 Mary Washington 6-1 70 22

 

USA TODAY Sports Top 25 Coaches' Poll     
No. School (1st votes) Prev Rec Pts
1 Depauw (8) 1 6-0 200
2 Mount Union 2 5-0 190
3 Calvin 3 5-1 185
4 St. Thomas 5 5-1 171
5 Washington U. 6 4-1 163
6 Lewis and Clark 8 4-1 163
7 Amherst 9 5-0 151
8 Messiah 10 5-0 146
9 Hope 11 5-0 142
10 Illinois Wesleyan 14 4-2 118
11 Tufts 13 6-0 105
12 York (Pa.) 15 6-0 105
13 UW-Stevens Point 4 3-2 103
14 Emory 16 7-0 96
15 Lebanon Valley 7 5-1 95
16 Emmanuel 17 6-0 75
17 Thomas More 18 6-1 68
18 UW-Whitewater 12 4-2 58
19 Mary Washington 19 6-1 54
20 Babson 21 6-0 52
21 Simpson 25 7-0 40
22 Carthage 23 4-1 30
23 George Fox 20 3-2 23
24 Catholic  NR 6-0 16
25 Scranton NR 6-0 16