Women's Basketball

 
January 31, 2013

Storm climb polls again, now No. 8/10

INDIANOLA, Iowa – The Simpson women's basketball team climbed the national polls yet again and are now ranked inside the top 10 in both major polls, which were released earlier this week.

The Storm moved up two spots to No. 8 in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches' Poll and leapt four spots to No. 10 in the D3hoops.com Poll. The No. 8 ranking in the USA TODAY Sports Poll is Simpson's highest since reaching No. 7 in the same poll on Jan. 19, 2009.

The Storm (19-1, 9-0 Iowa Conference) won their 10th straight when they beat Buena Vista 76-42 on Wednesday. Simpson secured a berth in the IIAC Tournament with the win and holds a 2 1/2-game lead in the standings.

Simpson hosts Luther at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2.

USA TODAY Sports Top 25 Coaches' Poll - Week 9 (Jan. 29)

Rank School (1st votes) Record
1 DePauw (8) 19-0
2 Calvin 17-1
3 Amherst 19-0
4 Tufts 20-0
5 Hope 18-1
6 Lewis & Clark 18-1
7 Ohio Northern 18-1
8 Simpson 18-1
9 Thomas More 18-1
10 Montclair State 20-0
11 Washington U 15-3
12 Messiah 17-2
13 Catholic 18-1
14 Cornell 17-1
15 Mount Union 16-3
16 Emory 16-2
17 Southern Maine 18-1
18 Babson 17-2
19 Moravian 18-2
20 UW-Stevens Point 16-4
21 George Fox 15-4
22 Louisiana College 18-1
23 Lebanon Valley 16-3
24 Williams 16-3
25 Maryville 26-2

 

D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll - Week 9 (Jan. 28)

Rank School (1st votes) Record
1 DePauw (23) 19-0
2 Calvin (2) 17-1
3 Hope 18-1
4 Amherst 19-0
5 Tufts 20-0
6 Ohio Northern 18-1
7 Lewis & Clark 18-1
8 Montclair State 20-0
9 Thomas More 18-1
10 Simpson 18-1
11 Messiah 17-2
12 Washington U. 15-3
13 Catholic 18-1
14 Southern Maine 18-1
15 Louisiana College 18-1
16 UW-Stevens Point 16-4
17 Cornell 17-1
18 George Fox 15-4
19 Mount Union 16-3
20 Williams 16-3
21 Leganon Valley 16-3
22 Babson 17-2
23 Moravian 18-2
24 Ferrum 16-2
25 FDU-Florham 18-1

- records as of Monday, Jan. 28