ADA - The Ohio Northern women's basketball team moved up to a season high ranking of No. 4 in this week's D3hoops.com poll and USA Today Sports Division III Top 25 Coaches poll.



The Polar Bears received 522 votes in the D3hoops.com poll, which was 25 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 603 points and the two remaining first place votes and Hope (Mich.) is third with 563 points.

ONU was ranked No. 5 in last week's poll, No. 6 in the ninth poll, No. 8 in the seventh and eighth poll, 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 163 points, which tied them for fourth with Tufts (Mass.).

DePauw (Ind.) remained No. 1 with 200 points, followed by Calvin (Mich.) with 192 points and Hope (Mich.) with 183 points.

Ohio Northern has won a school record 21 games in a row, has an overall record of 22-1 and is in first place in the Ohio Athletic Conference with an 16-0 mark.

The Polar Bears have clinched the OAC regular season title, their first since the 1987-88 season.

Ohio Northern will be in action tomorrow when it travels to face off against Wilmington at 7:30 pm.

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D3hoops.com Women's Poll - #11



Feb. 11, 2013



Rank

School (1st Pl. Votes)

Record Pts. Prev.

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

2. Calvin (Mich.) (2) 21-1 602 2

3. Hope (Mich.)

22-1 563 4

4. Ohio Northern

22-1 522

5

5. Montclair State (N.J.)

23-0 501 7

6. Amherst (Mass.) 22-1 482 3

7. Tufts (Mass.)

22-1 481 6

8. Thomas More (Ky.)

22-1

474 8

9. Simpson (Iowa)

22-1 442 9

10. Messiah (Pa.)

21-2 389 10

11. Lewis & Clark (Ore.) 21-2 361 11

12. Southern Maine

22-1 332 14

13. Catholic (D.C.)

22-1 328 13

14. Washington U. (Mo.)

18-4 265 12

15. Cornell (Iowa)

20-1 239 17

16. Ferrum (Va.)

21-2 212 21

17. Williams (Mass.)

19-4 182 NR

18. Louisiana College

20-2 180 15

19. Babson (Mass.)

21-2 142 22

20. Lebanon Valley (Pa.)

19-4 141 19

21. Emory (Ga.)

19-3 90 20

22. Christopher Newport (Va.)

21-2 85 24

23. Wisconsin-Stevens Point

18-5 69 16

24. Wisconsin-Whitewater

18-5 57 NR

25. FDU-Florham (N.J.)

21-2 38 NR

Others Receiving Votes: Howard Payne (Tex.) 34, Whitman (Wash.) 33, Baruch (N.Y.) 31, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 28, Maryville (Tenn.) 27, Moravian (Pa.) 23, Rochester (N.Y.) 18, Carthage (Wis.) 18, Whitworth (Wash.) 16, Ithaca (N.Y.) 15, Wheaton (Ill.) 13, Bridgewater State (Mass.) 11, SUNY-New Paltz 11, Mount Union 10, St. Thomas (Minn.) 9, Wisconsin-Lutheran 8, Cal-Lutheran 6, Rhodes (Tenn.) 5, Smith (Mass.) 4, Washinton and Jefferson (Pa.) 2, George Fox (Ore.) 2, La Roche (Pa.) 1.



USA Today Women's Poll- #11



Feb. 12, 2013



Rank

School (1st Pl. Votes)

Pts.

Record Prev.

1. DePauw (Ind.) (8) 200 23-0 1

2. Calvin (Mich.)

192 21-1 2

3. Hope (Mich.)

183 22-1 4

T4. Ohio Northern

163 22-1 6

T4. Tufts (Mass.)

163 22-1 5

6. Simpson (Iowa)

157 22-1 7

7. Thomas More (Ky.)

150 22-1 8

8. Amherst (Mass.)

149 22-1 3

9. Montclair State (N.J.)

143 24-0 9

10. Lewis & Clark (Ore.) 130 21-2 10

11. Messiah (Pa.)

119 21-2 12

12. Catholic (D.C.)

115 22-1 13

13. Cornell (Iowa)

98 20-1 14

14. Washington U. (Mo.)

87 18-4 11

15. Southern Maine

84 22-1 16

16. Babson (Mass.)

78 21-2 18

17. Emory (Ga.)

63 19-3 15

18. Ferrum (Va.)

57 21-2 24

19. Louisiana College

56 20-2 56

20. Williams (Mass.)

48 19-4 25

21. Lebanon Valley (Pa.)

22 19-4 20

22. FDU-Florham (N.J.)

19 21-2 NR

23. Moravian (Pa.)

15 20-3 NR

T24. Baruch (N.Y.)

13 22-2 NR

T24.

Hoawrd Payne (Tex.)

13 20-3 13

Others Recieving Votes: Wisconsin - Stevens Point 10, Christopher Newport (Va.) 9, Whitman (Wash.) 9, Carthage (Wis.) 8, Wisconsin - Whitewater 7, Ithaca (N.Y.) 6, Bridgewater State (Mass.) 5, Mount Union 3, SUNY-New Paltz (N.Y.) 1.