Preseason (Oct. 31, 2017)

2017-18 WBCA
NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll

Oct. 31, 2017

The WBCA NCAA Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll with teams’ records from the 2016-17 season, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, first-place votes received in parenthesis and ranking in the 2016-17 postseason poll:

Rank School 2016-17 Record Total Points 2016-17 Rank
1 Amherst (7) 33-0 198 1
2 Tufts (1) 30-3 184 2
3 St. Thomas (MN) 31-1 183 3
4 Christopher Newport 29-3 165 4
5 Thomas More 28-1 162 7
6 Ohio Northern 30-1 155 5
7 Trinity (TX) 28-2 133 8
8 Washington-St. Louis 26-3 127 6
9 Whitman 26-5 113 9
10 Hope 24-4 101 10
10 Puget Sound 26-3 101 11
12 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 26-4 100 12
13 Scranton 26-4 93 13
14 Wartburg 25-3 91 17
15 DePauw 27-3 87 15
16 Trine 25-3 83 18
17 Montclair State 26-3 66 16
18 Gustavus Adolphus 25-2 56 21
19 Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham 25-4 45 25
20 SUNY Geneseo 28-2 42 13
21 Mary Washington 24-5 41 19
22 George Fox 21-6 38 NR
23 Bowdoin 21-5 37 24
24 Rochester (NY) 18-9 35 NR
25 Chicago 19-8 29 25

Others receiving votes: Texas-Dallas (25-4) 18; Marymount (VA) (24-6) 16; Messiah (25-3) 16; Wisconsin-Whitewater (22-6) 11; Babson (24-6) 10; Catholic (23-5) 10; Albright (23-6) 8; Guilford (24-4) 8; Bethel (MN) (22-5) 7; Ithaca (25-4) 7; Wheaton (IL) (24-5) 7; Baldwin-Wallace (21-5) 4; Gettysburg (20-8) 4; Muhlenberg (20-8) 3; St. Joseph's (24-5) (ME) 2; Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (20-9) 1; Massachusetts-Dartmouth (25-6) 1; Rose-Hulman (24-4) 1; Transylvania (20-8) 1.

The WBCA NCAA Division III Coaches Poll Committee is made up of nine head coaches at Division III institutions. All are members of the WBCA. The 2017-18 committee members are Mary Beth Spirk, non-voting chair (Moravian ), Kristen Dowling (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps), Renee DeVarney (Swarthmore), Jessica Ott (Alverno), Kate Pearson (Cabrini), Jennifer Reimer (Case Western Reserve), Alex Richey (Oglethorpe), Dan Roiger (Saint Lawrence) and Kelly Thompson (Roger Williams).