ADA - The Ohio Northern women's basketball team moved up to a season high ranking of No. 6 in the ninth weekly D3hoops.com poll and a season best No. 7 in the USA Today Sports Division III Top 25 Coaches poll.

The Polar Bears received 475 votes in the D3hoops.com poll, which was 34 more than they received in last weeks poll.

DePauw (Ind.) stayed at the top of the poll with 623 points and 23 of the 25 first place votes, Calvin (Mich) is ranked second with 593 points and the two remaining first place votes and Hope (Mich.) is third with 548 points.

ONU was ranked No. 8 in the previous two polls, No. 9 in the sixth poll, was No. 12 in the fifth poll, was No. 15 in the fourth poll, was No. 17 in the third poll, was No. 20 in the second poll and was No. 24 in the first poll.

In the USA Today Sports poll, Northern received 146 points, which was 16 more points than last week.

Depauw (Ind.) remained No. 1 with 200 points followed by Calvin (Mich.), Amherst (Mass.), Tufts (Mass.) and Hope (Mich.)

Ohio Northern has won a school record 17 games in a row, has an overall record of 18-1 and is in first place in the Ohio Athletic Conference with an 12-0 mark.

The Polar Bears will be in action again on Wednesday when they welcome Otterbein to the ONU Sports Center at 7:30 pm.

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D3hoops.com Women's Poll - #9



Jan 28, 2013



Rank

School (1st Pl. Votes)

Record Pts. Prev.

1. DePauw (Ind.) (23) 19-0 623 1

2. Calvin (Mich.) (2) 17-1 593 2

3. Hope (Mich.) 18-1 548 3

4. Amherst (Mass.)

19-0 545 4

5. Tufts (Mass.)

20-0 525 6

6. Ohio Northern

18-1 475 8

7. Lewis and Clark (Ore.)

18-1 460 9

8. Montclair State (N.J.)

20-0 453 11

9. Thomas More (Ky.)

18-1 444 10

10. Simpson (Iowa)

18-1 401 10

11. Messiah (Pa.)

17-2 354 5

12. Washington U. (Mo.)

15-3 328 7

13. Catholic (D.C.)

18-1 272 17

14. Southern Maine

18-1 265 13

15. Louisiana College

18-1 259 19

16. Wisconsin-Stevens Point

16-4 211 15

17. Cornell (Iowa)

17-1 151 21

18. George Fox (Ore.)

15-4 149 18

19. Mount Union

16-3 142 23

20. Williams (Mass.)

16-3 120 22

21. Lebanon Valley (Pa.)

16-3 115 16

22. Babson (Mass.)

17-2 101 24

23. Moravian (Pa.)

18-2 77 NR

24. Ferrum (Va.)

16-2 76 20

25. FDU-Florham 18-1 60 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin-Superior 52, Christopher Newport (Va.) 4-, Emory (Ga.) 34, Carthage (Wis.) 32, Baruch (N.Y.) 30, Wisconsin-Whitewater 30, Whitman (Wash.) 23, St. Thomas (Minn.) 22, Maryville (Tenn.) 29, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 18, Rochester (N.Y.) 17, Howard Payne (Tex.) 17, Loras (Iowa) 14, Castleton (Ver.) 8, Wisconsin-Lutheran 7, Rhodes (Tenn.) 7, Otterbein 3, SUNY-New Patlz 2, La Roche (Pa.) 1, Monmouth (Ill.) 1, Ithaca (Ny.) 1, Bridgewater State (Mass.) 1.