ADA -- The Ohio Northern women's basketball team is ranked No. 16 in the D3hoops.com Preseason Top 25 poll.

The Polar Bears received 166 points.

Defending national champion DePauw (Ind.) is ranked No. 1 with 617 points, Washington U (Mo.) is second with 546 points and Christopher Newport (Va.) is third with 541 points.

Last season, ONU finished 10th in the poll, after posting a 27-2 record and winning both the OAC regular season and tournament titles.

Ohio Northern will tip off its season at the Manchester (Ind.) Tip-Off Tournament against No. 12 Carthage (Wis.) at 5 pm.

D3hoops.com Poll - Preseason

Nov. 4, 2013

Rank School (1st Pl. Votes)

2013-14 Record

Points 2013-14 Ranking

1. DePauw (Ind.) (20) 34-0 617 1

2. Washington U (Mo.) (3) 22-6 546 16

3. Christopher Newport (Va.) (2) 29-3 541 6

4. Wisconsin-Whitewater 26-7 539 2

5. St. Thomas (Minn.) 24-6 484 15

6. Montclair State (N.J.) 29-1 476 7

7. Amherst (Mass.) 30-3 438 5

8. Thomas More (Ky.) 27-2 419 21

9. Hope (Mich.) 29-2 371 3

10. Tufts (Mass.) 25-3 350 8

11. Whitman (Wash.) 23-6 313 11

12. Carthage (Wis.) 24-5 280 --

13. Emory (Ga.) 24-4 263 13

14. Ithaca (N.Y.) 27-3 225 18

15. Williams (Mass.) 27-6 190 4

16. Ohio Northern 27-2 166 10

17. Lewis & Clark (Ore.) 25-4 154 22

18. William Paterson (N.J.) 21-8 151 --

19. Trinity (Tex.) 23-5 139 --

20. FDU-Florham (N.J.) 24-4 131 --

21. Marymount (Va.) 24-5 125 --

22. Rhodes (Tenn.) 25-4 121 --

23. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 24-6 114 23

24. George Fox (Ore.) 19-7 112 --

25. Cornell (Iowa) 15-2 103 20

Others Receiving Votes: Simpson (Iowa) 96, Calvin (Mich.) 92, Illinois Wesleyan 72, York (Pa.) 69, Moravian (Pa.) 52, Widener (Pa.) 46, Babson (Mass.) 46, Bridgewater State (Mass.) 39, Lebanon Valley (Pa.) 38, Louisiana College 31, Baruch (N.Y.) 27, Smith (Mass.) 22, Howard Payne (Tex.) 21, University of New England (Me.) 18, Vassar (N.Y.) 16, Messiah (Pa.) 13, Southern Maine 12, Catholic (D.C.) 11, Washington and Jefferson (Pa.) 9, Baldwin Wallace 6, Rochester (Mich.) 6, Maryville (Tenn.) 4, Emmanuel (Mass.), St. Benedict (Minn.) 2, Wheaton (Ill.) 2, Chapman (Calif.) 2, Eastern Mennonite (Va.) 1.