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Whitworth Falls in DIII Poll After Two Losses

Whitworth fell to No. 12 after losing twice last week in league play (Photo: SWX) Whitworth fell to No. 12 after losing twice last week in league play (Photo: SWX)
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Whitworth took a nosedive in the rankings Monday after losing two games last week.

The Pirates fell from No. 3 to No. 12 in the latest D3Hoops.com Top 25 poll. St. Thomas, a team that beat Whitworth at the start of the season, remained No. 1. Amherst, Middlebury, Illinois Wesleyan and WPI round out the new top five.

Whitworth lost to Whitman last Tuesday and lost at home to George Fox on Saturday – their first back-to-back conference losses since January of 2009. The loss on Tuesday broke the Bucs' 20-game winning streak.

Whitworth closes out the regular season in Oregon this weekend. They play at Linfield on Friday and at Willamette on Saturday. Already assured of at least a share of the NWC title and a top seed in the conference tournament, the Pirates will play for one more win to clinch an outright league title. They can become the first NWC school to win four straight titles since Whitman did it from 1927-30.

 

 

#

School (1st votes)

Rec

Pts

Prev.

1

St. Thomas(25)

23-1

625

1

2

Amherst

21-2

574

6

3

Middlebury

21-1

568

5

4

Illinois Wesleyan

20-3

515

9

5

WPI

22-1

499

2

6

Rochester

20-2

466

4

7

St. Mary's (Md.)

21-2

450

12

8

North Central (Ill.)

20-3

446

11

9

Wooster

20-3

355

14

10

Williams

20-3

347

7

11

Hampden-Sydney

21-2

343

17

12

Whitworth

20-3

326

3

13

Catholic

20-3

323

8

14

UW-Whitewater

19-4

318

16

15

UW-Stevens Point

19-4

290

15

16

Ramapo

20-3

288

10

17

Washington U.

18-4

249

20

18

Rose-Hulman

21-2

237

19

19

Calvin

20-3

215

13

20

Rhode Island College

20-3

195

18

21

Wheaton (Ill.)

18-5

125

22

22

MIT

17-4

93

23

23

Cortland State

19-3

82

24

24

Stevens

20-3

68

25

25

Wesley

19-5

29

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Dropped out: No. 21 Christopher Newport.

Others receiving votes: Albertus Magnus 19; Transylvania 19; Mary Hardin-Baylor 18; Ohio Wesleyan 18; Christopher Newport 10; SUNY-Old Westbury 5; UW-Stout 3; St. Norbert 2; Randolph 2; Alvernia 2; Virginia Wesleyan 1.

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