Saint Joseph’s Ranked 12th & 14th Nationally

Saint Joseph’s Ranked 12th & 14th Nationally

STANDISH, Maine – The and Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) national polls have been announced and Saint Joseph's College is ranked 12th for the third consecutive week in the former and has moved up two spots to 14th in the latter.

The Monks received 325 points in the poll and 90 points in the WBCA rankings.

Saint Joseph's, 9-0 overall as of December 12th, remains as one of 23 NCAA DIII programs to have not yet suffered a loss after posting wins over Maine Maritime (79-58), Colby (73-58), and Husson (60-49) last week. The 9-0 start is the Monks' first since the 1998-99 season and fourth in team history overall.

Through December 12th, Saint Joseph's is scoring 75.3 points and allowing 55.3 per game while shooting 44.7% from the floor, 34.0% from three-point range, and 69.4% from the free-throw line.

As of December 10th, Saint Joseph's ranks third in NCAA DIII Women's Basketball in assist/turnover ratio (1.40) and fewest turnovers per game (11.7).

In this week's poll, Bowdoin remains in the top slot with 18 first-place votes and 612 points overall and is followed by Hope (579), St. Thomas (575), Thomas More (566), and Tufts (518) in the top five. Amherst (7th, 475) is the only other New England program to be listed in the top 25 this week while Trinity (19), Middlebury (13) and UMass.-Dartmouth (7) received votes in the December 9th poll.

The Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly. Points are awarded on a 25-24-23-22-etc. basis.

In the fourth WBCA poll of the season, Bowdoin is ranked first with six first-place votes and 197 points overall and is followed by Hope (187), Thomas More (183), Amherst (175), and St. Thomas (169). Tufts is ranked sixth with 166 points while Eastern Connecticut State (7 pts) is listed in the "Others receiving votes" section.

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 2018-19 committee members are Brian Morehouse, non-voting chair (Hope), Renee DeVarney (Swarthmore), Kristen Dowling (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps), Alex Lang (Brooklyn), Jennifer Reimer (Case Western Reserve), Alex Richey (Oglethorpe), Mia Smith (Illinois Wesleyan), Daphne Thompson (SUNY Oneonta) and Kelly Thompson (Roger Williams).

The Monks will host UMaine-Farmington on Thursday night at 5:30 PM.







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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at