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With only one ranked squad in action during the second weekend of Conferences action, the Women’s Top 25 sees no changes this week. #15 Wisconsin cruised through their Conference event to comfortably maintain their spot.
Brown solidifies their grasp on the top spot by twice defeating #8 Massachusetts at Conferences. Both teams hold steady.
Similarly, both #4 Carleton and #20 Minnesota stay put after expected results from Northwoods. CUT won the pool play matchup between the in-state rivals to earn a Conference title, while Grey Duck breezed through the rest of the competition.
Two familiar names return to the back end of the rankings this week after capturing Conference crowns. #24 Auburn once again are the kings of the Gulf Coast, knocking off former #19 LSU. The Tigers, who also split with Alabama on the weekend, fall all the way out. Elsewhere, Texas Dallas tasted victory over Texas Tech in the North Texas final, getting Woof to #25 while Tumbleweed tumble out.
Bates gains an ever tightening stranglehold on the #1 spot by twice scoring four-point victories over #3 Middlebury.
The defending national champs got their Series campaign off to a solid start, as St. Olaf climbs five spots to #9 after defeating #10 Carleton Eclipse in Confregionals. The region’s third place finisher Michigan Tech came within one point of also knocking off Eclipse in the game-to-go; they’ll end their season as the #17 team in the country.
Lewis & Clark also saw their fortunes rise this week as they qualified for the first ever D-III College Championships, inching up to #11 in the process.
After eliminating former #17 Colby from the college series with an 8-7 victory for the final Regionals spot out of the North New England conference, Bowdoin enters the rankings at #25, while the Dazzlin’ Assettes bow out.
D-III Men’s Power Rankings
Dropped from rankings:Puget Sound (15), Bates (24)
While it was an expected loss, St. Olaf was absolutely waxed 15-4 by #3 Carleton GoP in the Northwoods Conference final and slip to #11.
#12 Portland end up on the top of the Northwest pile after escaping with the region’s one Nationals bid despite losing their Confregional final to D-I Whitman. Cruelly, #13 Lewis & Clark finished one spot behind UPrise without ever having the opportunity to play for the bid.
Colby makes a big climb this week up to #14 after defeating #15 Bowdoin 13-10 at their Conference tournament.
Making their first appearance in our Power Rankings by following a decent regular season up with a Conference title, Marist debuts at #17 after sweeping the Hudson Valley conference, including a win over#18 Wesleyan.
Another debutant is #25 Whitworth, who knocked off former #15 Puget Sound at the Northwest Confregional event. Despite a solid regular season, a disappointing Series showing means the Postmen end their season outside our rankings.
Also falling out this week are Bates, who finished last in a tough North New England conference.