The most recent WBCA Coaches Poll was more of the same. Ashland remained queens of the DII women’s basketball world, holding on to its No. 1 spot for more than a year straight.
Five seems to be the magic number in this week’s Top 25. Just how did this week’s poll shape out?
The Top 25 by the numbers:
0 — Teams that switched spots in this week’s Top 10. Ashland remains No. 1 with West Texas A&M, Indiana (Pa.), Carson-Newman and Luccock Christian rounding out the Top 5. Alaska Anchorage, Bentley, Drury, Virginia Union and California (Pa.) complete Nos. 6 through 10.
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2 — New teams to this week’s Top 25. St. Thomas Aquinas enters at No. 23 and Lander enters at No. 25.
3 — Spots Michigan Tech fell this week. Now No. 16, it is the biggest fall of the week.
3 — Top 25 teams that lost last week, all to fellow ranked teams. Michigan Tech lost to Ashland, North Alabama lost to Union, and Southern Indiana lost to Drury.
5 — Undefeated teams that remain in the Top 25. Ashland (15-0), West Texas A&M (14-0), IUP (12-0), Carson-Newman (15-0) and Augustana (14-0) are all that’s left of perfect teams in DII.
5 — Two-loss teams in the Top 25. Michigan Tech (12-2) is ranked the highest at No. 16.
5 — Spots that Union jumped this week to claim the No. 19 spot in the poll. It’s the biggest riser of the week.
8 — Top 25 teams that are amongst the Top 10 scoring offenses in DII. No. 21 Glenville State leads the way, scoring 100.6 points per game.
15 — Teams that have one loss in the Top 25. Lubbock Christian (14-1) is ranked the highest at No. 5.
16 — Most wins so far in 2017-18. The honor goes to Azusa Pacific, sitting at No. 18.
21 — Consecutive weeks that Ashland has held on to the No. 1 spot in the country.
50.8 — Points allowed per game by No. 23 St. Thomas Aquinas, the best in DII.
52 — Straight wins — a DII women’s basketball record — that Ashland has reeled off, leading to their No. 1 status. The Eagles defeated then-No. 13 to tied the record, and then Northern Michigan to set the record this past weekend.
325-25 — Combined record of the Top 25.
|3||PSAC||IUP, California, Edinboro|
|2||GLIAC||Ashland, Michigan Tech|
|GLVC||Drury, Southern Indiana|
|GSC||Union, North Alabama|
|MIAA||Central Missouri, Central Oklahoma|
|NSIC||Augustana, Northern State|
|ECC||St. Thomas Aquinas|
|GAC||Southwestern Oklahoma State|
|LSC||West Texas A&M|