IWLCA Poll for Women's Division III (2/28)

The Salisbury Sea Gulls continue on top of the poll after earning the No. 1 ranking in the preseason; the top 19 teams from the preseason remain in the rankings in week one while Stevenson, Salisbury's rival in the CAC, joins the top-20. The top 13 places remain the same, while some shuffling took place between ranks 14-18.

The NESCAC continues to place seven schools in the rankings, equaling the record. Trinity, Colby and Williams remain in a block at 7, 8 and 9, respectively, and Tufts holds at No. 12. Middlebury moves to No. 15 while Amherst jumps up to No. 17 and Bowdoin remains at No. 19.

The Capital Athletic Conference now claims three schools with Stevenson's arrival into the ranks; No. 1 Salisbury is joined by No. 18 Mary Washington and the No. 20 Mustangs.

Two conferences boast two schools each, including the Centennial Conference and the Liberty League. Both of the Centennial schools are in the top-five, with Franklin & Marshall sitting at No. 3 and Gettysburg just behind at No. 5. Hamilton holds on to the No. 2 spot while Union starts the second half of the poll at No. 11.

Six conferences are represented by one institution each. TCNJ from the NJAC remains at No. 4, while the SUNYAC's Cortland holds at No. 6. Stevens of the Empire 8 rounds out the top-10 at No. 10, while Catholic of the Landmark remains at No. 13. The ODAC's Washington & Lee moves up to No. 14 while Babson from the NEWMAC holds at No. 16.

On Saturday, March 5 the No. 14 Generals host the No. 3 Diplomats; on Sunday the top-ranked Sea Gulls travel to face the No. 13 Cardinals of Catholic in the only two games featuring ranked opponents this week.

The rankings are available at IWLCA Division III Poll. This link as well as those to other polls can be found on the Polls page.


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