ODAC Basketball in Regional Rankings
VWC, R-MC, and GC All Represented
FOREST, Va. --- The NCAA Division III
released its second week of regional rankings for basketball on
Wednesday. The Old Dominion Athletic Conference has
three schools ranked in the men's South Region poll, while Virginia
Wesleyan College is the sole ODAC representative on the women's
League-leading Virginia Wesleyan (20-3 overall) is ranked second behind region-leading Mary Hardin Baylor who sports a 22-1 overall mark and leads the American Southwest Conference (ASC) standings. Virginia Wesleyan barely escaped an overtime victory over Lynchburg College on Wednesday night and has two games remaining on its conference schedule before the start of the ODAC Tournament next week. The Marlins host Emory & Henry College on Saturday followed by Washington and Lee University on Sunday.
Randolph-Macon College is third in the rankings, sporting a 20-4 overall mark after defeating non-conference opponent Ferrum College on Wednesday night. The Yellow Jackets have a tough match-up ahead of them on Saturday traveling to rival Hampden-Sydney Collegefor their last regular- season game.
Guilford College is the final ODAC squad in the men’s regional rankings. The Quakers are seventh in the poll behind USA South conference member Christopher Newport. GC is 17-7 on the season after defeating Hampden-Sydney on Wednesday night.
Virginia Wesleyan is the sole ODAC representative in the South Region women’s rankings. The Marlins lead the conference with a 16-2 conference record and 19-4 overall mark. VWC will be on the road for its final two games of the season traveling to Hollins on Friday night and playing Roanoke College on Saturday. ASC member Louisiana College leads the women’s poll with a 19-3 overall mark.
The ODAC men’s and women’s basketball tournaments begin next week with the men’s play-in games scheduled for Tuesday evening. The women’s quarterfinals begin play at the Salem Civic Center on Thursday, February 23 followed by the men’s quarters on Friday. Semifinals and finals will be held Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Pairings for the tournament will be released this weekend following the last regular-season conference contests.
Use the links below to view each of the polls in their entirety. For more information on ODAC men's and women's basketball, visit www.odaconline.com.
NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Regional Rankings