BELTON, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s basketball team moved into the top ten in the country in both of the national polls this week. The Cru is now 7th in the country in the D3hoops.com Top 25 and is #9 in the nation in the WBCA Top 25 Poll.
The Cru received votes worth 133 points to climb from 13th to 9th in the WBCA Top 25 Poll. Bowdoin is ranked #1 with six first-place votes and 198 total points. Thomas More, the only team to defeat UMHB this season, is ranked second with one first-place vote and 192 total points. East Texas Baptist is ranked 12th by the WBCA and U.T.-Dallas is ranked 22nd to give the American Southwest Conference three teams in the poll.
UMHB climbed to 7th in the D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll with 454 points. Bowdoin is #1 with 15 first-place votes and 614 total points and Thomas More took 10 first-place votes and 610 total points for second. ETBU is ranked 13th and U.T.-Dallas is receiving votes this week.
The Cru women are 14-1 overall on the season, including victories over ETBU, UT-Dallas and Austin College and Oglethorpe teams that are also receiving votes this week. UMHB is 5-0 in ASC play and will open ASC West Division play with a 5:30 pm start against Hardin-Simmons University Thursday at the Mayborn Campus Center.