Date Posted:11/06/2003, 10:30AM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The first national rankings have been released by D3Hoops.com and the Bowdoin women's basketball team has been ranked sixth in the nation, according to the preseason poll. The Polar Bears, who finished 26-3 with a NESCAC Championship and Elite Eight appearance last year, will open their season at the Wheaton Tip-Off Tournament on Nov. 22 vs. Bridgewater State.
Bowdoin received one first place vote and is the only NESCAC school to be ranked. Eastern Connecticut, who beat the Polar Bears in the Elite Eight last season, are ranked first to start the year. In-state rival Southern Maine stands at number 13.