ADA -- The Ohio Northern women's basketball received votes in the USA Today Sports Division III Coaches poll and D3hoops.com poll for the second straight week.



In the USA Today Sports poll, ONU garnered in 11 votes and are just four points shy from the top 25.

DePauw (Ind.) was ranked No. 1 with 200 points, Hope (Mich.) was second with 191 points and Amherst (Mass.) is No. 3 with 179 points.

In the D3hoops.com poll, the Polar Bears received six votes.

DePauw (Ind.) remained atop the poll with all 25 first place votes and 625 points, Washington U. (Mo.) is second with 583 points and Amherst (Mass.) moved to third with 558 points.

Last week, Northern (6-2 overall, 1-2 OAC) picked up a road victory at Ohio Wesleyan on Wednesday by a 65-61 score and topped Muskingum for its first OAC win of the season 81-71.

Ohio Northern will return to action on Wednesday, when it hosts Otterbein at the ONU Sports Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 pm.



USA Today Women's Poll - Week 5

Dec. 17, 2013

Rank School (1st Pl. Votes)

Previous Rank Record Points

1. DePauw (Ind.) (8) 1 8-0 200

2. Hope (Mich.) 2 9-0 191

3. Amherst (Mass.) 4 8-0 179

4. Williams (Mass.) 5 8-0 169

5. Washington U. (Mo.) 6 8-1 161

6. Whitman (Wash.) 7 8-0 156

7. Tufts (Mass.) 8 8-0 150

8. Wisconsin-Whitewater 9 8-1 147

9. Thomas More (Ky.) 10 8-0 137

10. Emory (Ga.) 11 7-0 126

11. Montclair State (N.J.) 3 7-1 122

12. St. Thomas (Minn.) 12 7-1 119

13 FDU-Florham (N.J.) 14 8-0 103

14 Carthage (Wis.) 16 7-1 84

15. George Fox (Ore.) 17 6-9 80

16. Ithaca (N.Y.) 15 5-1 79

17. Rhodes (Tenn.) 18 8-0 69

18. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 13 6-2 59

19. Bowdoin (Maine) 20 9-0 47

20. Vassar (N.Y.) 25 6-0 45

21. Wheaton (Ill.) 21 8-1 41

22. Lebanon Valley (Pa.) 22 7-1 28

23. Christopher Newport (Va.) 19 6-2 21

24. Randolph-Macon (Va.) 23 8-1 16

25. Trinity (Tex.) 25 8-2 15

Others Receiving Votes: Wheaton (Mass.) 13, York (Pa.) 13, Ohio Northern 11; Cabrini (Pa.) 7, Geneseo State (N.Y.) 5, Wisconsin - Oshkosh 4, John Carroll 3.



D3hoops.com Poll - Week 4

Dec. 17, 2013

Rank

School (1st Pl. Votes)

Record

Points Previous Ranking

1. DePauw (Ind.) (25) 8-0 625 1

2. Washington U (Mo.) 8-1 583 2

3. Amherst (Mass.) 8-0 558 4

4. Whitman (Wash.) 8-0 529 5

5. Hope (Mich.) 9-0 495 6

6. Thomas More (Ky.) 8-0 478 7

7. Tufts (Mass.) 8-0 428 8

8. Wisconsin-Whitewater 8-1 422 9

9. St. Thomas (Minn.) 7-1 406 10

10. George Fox (Ore.) 6-0 397 11

11. Montclair State (N.J.) 7-1 395 3

12. Williams (Mass.) 8-0 359 12

13. Emory (Ga.) 7-0 343 13

14. FDU-Florham (N.J.) 8-0 293 14

15. Wheaton (Ill.) 8-1 266 16

16. Carthage (Wis.) 7-1 253 15

17. Rhodes (Tenn.) 7-0 217 17

18. Ithaca (N.Y.) 5-1 180 18

19. York (Pa.) 8-0 170 21

20. Randolph-Macon (Va.) 8-1 163 20

21. Wisconsin-Oshkosh 9-0 115 22

22. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 6-2 86 19

23. Vassar (N.Y.) 6-0 84 --

24. John Carroll 6-0 55 24

25.Bowdoin (Maine) 9-0 51 --

Others Receiving Votes: Trinity (Tex.) 42, Christopher Newport (Va.) 38, Moravian (Pa.) 19, St. Norbert (Wis.) 10, Lebanon Valley (Pa.) 9; Haverford (Pa.) 9, Elizabethtown (Pa.) 8, Texas-Dallas 7, Louisiana College 7, Ohio Northern 6, Texas-Tyler 3, Baldwin Wallace 2, Bethel (Ind.) 1; U. of New England (Maine) 1.