The automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament are the real prize, and they'll be up for grabs next week. But Ohio Northern, St. Thomas and FDU-Florham clinched the top spots for the upcoming playoffs with wins on Saturday.
No. 13 St. Thomas asserted its dominance in the MIAC by trouncing St. Benedict while No. 17 Scranton and No. 20 Juniata took care of their Landmark Conference foes. Pending Sunday's results the Top 25 teams will finish the week with an almost flawless performance. Find out which ranked team stumbled in the day's recap.
No. 11 St. Thomas showed its still the team to beat in the MIAC by beating No. 12 Gustavus Adolphus for the Tommies' 38th straight conference victory. Elsewhere York (Pa.) split its big double-header and the Ferrum men beat Averett in a thriller.
There is a familiar four atop our preseason poll as last season's national semifinalists take the top spots. Tufts is the preseason favorite, followed by Christopher Newport, defending champions Amherst and St. Thomas. Get the rest of the preseason poll here.
Of the thousands of players in Division III women's basketball, these are the 25 we picked as the best in the country, plus a Coach and Rookie of the Year. These are our 2017 D3hoops.com women's All-American selections.