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DePauw Women Ranked First in Coaches' Poll

November 27, 2012

MEC 194Greencastle, Ind. - The 5-0 DePauw women's basketball team picked up all eight first-place votes and are this week's unanimous number one team in the USA Today Sports Division III Top 25 Coaches' Poll.

The Tigers totaled 200 points followed by Mount Union with 188 and Calvin with 180.

DePauw is off to its first 5-0 start since the 2002-03 season after winning the weekend tournament at Illinois Wesleyan and knocking off a pair of top-10 teams along the way. The Tigers topped Washington-St. Louis, 60-59, and the host Titans, 75-52.

This marks the Tigers' first number-one ranking during the regular season in the WBCA ranking. DePauw garnered the top spot in 2007 after winning the Division III title. DePauw is also ranked first in the D3hoops.com Poll which was released last night.

The Tigers open defense of their North Coast Athletic Conference championship on Saturday, December 1, when they travel to Denison for a 2 p.m. contest.

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