Two-time defending national champion Hope (32-1 last year) begins the 2022-23 season No. 1 once again according to the WBCA NCAA Division III Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll released today. The Flying Dutch, which won the national championship in 2019 and 2022 (no championship was played in 2020 and 2021), received seven of the 10 first-place votes. No. 4 Christopher Newport (26-1) received the other three first-place votes. Trine (28-4), Amherst (25-4) and Transylvania (27-1) round out the top 5. Click here for the complete rankings.