Women's Basketball

 
December 11, 2012

Storm ascend to No. 15 in major polls

INDIANOLA, Iowa - The Sipmson women's basketball team moved up to No. 15 in both the D3hoops.com Top 25 and USA TODAY Sports Top 25 Coaches' polls, which were released earlier this week.

The Storm improved two spots in the D3hoops.com poll and six in the USA TODAY Sports poll after being ranked 17th and 21st, respectively, a week ago.

Simpson received 259 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 85 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 8-0 on the season after beating a quality Grand View team on the road last Wednesday. Simpson forced a season-high 30 turnovers and opened the game up with an 11-0 run to start the second half to beat the Vikings - ranked 13th in NAIA - 67-50 in Des Moines.

Simpson will put its perfect record on the line Saturday when it hosts a two-loss UW-River Falls team which beat the Storm twice in 2011-12. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. and the game will be free to the public.

D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll

No. School (1st votes) Rec Pts Prev
1 DePauw (24) 7-0 623 1
2 Mount Union 7-0 585 2
3 Calvin (1) 6-1 530 3
4 St. Thomas 6-1 508 4
5 Washington U. 6-1 498 7
6 Lewis and Clark 10-0 492 5
7 Hope 6-0 482 6
8 Messiah 7-0 443 8
9 Amherst 8-0 423 9
10 Tufts 9-0 403 10
11 Thomas More 8-1 366 11
12 UW-Stevens Point 5-2 348 12
13 Leganon Valley 7-1 304 13
14 York (Pa.) 8-0 291 14
15 Simpson 8-0 259 17
16 UW-Whitewater 6-2 211 19
17 Ohio Northern 7-1 164 20
18 Illinois Wesleyan 5-3 163 15
19 Southern Maine 8-0 153 23
20 Emmanuel 7-1 147 16
21 Babson 8-0 119 22
22 George Fox 5-2 105 24
23 Mountclair State 8-0 78 --
24 Monmouth 8-0 77 --
25 Louisiana College 7-0 56 --

 

USA TODAY Sports Top 25 Coaches' Poll

No. School (1st votes) Prev Rec Pts
1 Depauw (8) 1 7-0 200
2 Mount Union 2 7-0 191
3 Calvin 3 6-1 183
4 St. Thomas 4 6-1 174
5 Washington U. 5 6-1 168
6 Lewis and Clark 6 10-0 156
7 Amherst 7 8-0 154
8 Messiah 8 7-0 146
9 Hope 9 6-0 139
10 Tufts 11 9-0 123
11 York (Pa.) 12 8-0 118
12 UW-Stevens Point 13 5-2 106
13 Lebanon Valley 15 7-1 101
14 Thomas More 17 8-1 88
15 Simpson 21 8-0 85
16 Babson 20 8-0 83
17 UW-Whitewater 18 6-2 74
18 Emmanuel 16 7-1 56
19 Emory 14 8-1 54
t20 Catholic t24 6-0 35
t20 Illinois Wesleyan 10 5-3 35
22 Ohio Northern NR 7-1 30
23 George Fox 23 5-2 28
24 Monmouth NR 8-0 22
25 Montclair State NR 8-0 14