ADA — The Ohio Northern women's basketball team has been picked fifth in the 2019-20 Ohio Athletic Conference coaches poll, voted on by league coaches.

Ohio Northern, under 19th-year head coach Michele Durand, received 44 points in the poll.

Baldwin Wallace was selected to finish first with 78 points and six first place votes, John Carroll was picked second with 75 points and four first place votes and Capital was picked to finish third with 64 points.

ONU returns two starters and 12 lettermen from last year's squad that finished 15-13 overall, was seventh in the OAC with a 7-11 league mark and reached the championship game of the OAC Tournament.

The Polar Bears will open the 2019-20 season Friday and Saturday at the Mount Saint Joseph Tip-Off Classic.

2019-20 OAC Women's Basketball Coaches Poll

Rank    School (1st Place Votes)
1.    Baldwin Wallace (6)    78
2.    John Carroll (4)    75
3.    Capital    64
4.    Marietta    57
5.    Ohio Northern    44
6.    Mount Union    39
7.    Wilmington    37
8.    Otterbein    27
9.    Heidelberg    19
10.    Muskingum    10