USILA Division III Poll: Two Points Separates Gulls, Tigers at the Top
Gettysburg gained a spot this week, but more importantly, they earned one of the coveted at-large berths to the NCAA tournament. The Bullets play Scranton on Wednesday.
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Trinity (+3): A one-goal loss to No. 9
Middlebury in the NESCAC semifinals was enough for a big boost for
the Bantams to the No. 11 slot.
Tufts (+2): The loss to Bowdoin to end the regular season hurt the Jumbos, but the champs rebounded by winning the NESCAC title and regaining their spot in the Top 5.
Skidmore (-5): The Thoroughbreds went from the presumptive favorite to winning the Liberty League to having their bubble burst after losing to RPI in the conference semis.
Stevens (-3): The Ducks beat Nazareth in the regular season by 13 goals, but the Flyers tripped up Stevens in the E8 semis by a goal. That discrepancy sent the Quackers tumbling.
No. 18 Bowdoin: After beating No. 5 Tufts in
the regular season finale, No. 10 Amherst in the first round of the
NESCAC tournament and then taking the Jumbos to the final tenths of
a second in the conference semis, the Polar Bears re-enter the
Others receiving votes: Nazareth, Union, St. John Fisher, Widener, Cabrini, Hamilton, Keene State, RPI, Springfield, Colorado College, Wesleyan, Montclair State.