Johns Hopkins Vaults Into Top Spot of ITA Division III National Women’s Team Rankings

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Johns Hopkins Vaults Into Top Spot of ITA Division III National Women’s Team Rankings

Two teams crack the Top 30 for the first time this season


SKILLMAN, NJ (March 5) – The ITA has released its first Division III National Women’s Team Ranking of the spring season, with Johns Hopkins topping the list after claiming their first ITA Division III National Women’s Team Indoor Championship crown on Sunday. The Blue Jays entered the event ranked No. 11, but defeated then-No 10 DePauw, then-No. 3 Chicago, and then-No. 5 Carnegie Mellon to win the title.

 
Follow the Leader: Following Johns Hopkins, the rest of the Top 10 is (in order): Amherst, Williams, Emory, Chicago, Carnegie Mellon, Middlebury, DePauw, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, and Bowdoin.

Conference Count: A total of 15 conferences are represented in the Top 30 this week. The NESCAC landed the most teams of any conference in the Top 30 with seven, followed closely by the UAA with six. Next was the SCIAC with three ranked squads, while the Liberty League and NEWMAC each had two. The remaining 10 conferences were represented by one nationally-ranked team.

Top 30 Newcomers: Two teams broke into the Top 30 after being unranked to start the spring. UC Santa Cruz checks in at No. 28 this week thanks to victories over Bates and Chapman, while Case Western Reserve slipped into the rankings at No. 30.

Coming Up Next: The ITA Division III Women’s Rankings will be published again on Thursday, March 14. That ranking will feature not only another national team list, but a list of team rankings for each of the ITA’s four regions as well.

 

Rank School Previous
1 Johns Hopkins 11
2 Amherst 1
3 Williams 2
4 Emory 4
5 Chicago 3
6 Carnegie Mellon 5
7 Middlebury 6
8 DePauw 10
9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 8
10 Bowdoin 9
11 Pomona-Pitzer 12
12 Wash U-St. Louis 13
13 Trinity (TX) 15
14 Washington & Lee 7
15 Tufts 14
16 Skidmore 16
17 Wisconsin-Whitewater 17
18 University of the South 18
19 Vassar 19
20 Trinity (CT) 20
21 MIT 21
22 Redlands 24
23 Brandeis 22
24 Wellesley 25
25 TCNJ 26
26 Mary Washington 27
27 Whitman 29
28 UC Santa Cruz NR
29 Bates 28
30 Case Western Reserve NR
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