Quinnipiac Women’s Hoops Holds Steady at No. 2 & Rider Pulls in at No. 25 in College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 Poll
Release: January 10, 2017
EDISON, NJ – Quinnipiac University Women’s Basketball team pulled in at No. 2 and Rider University placed No. 25 in this week’s College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 Poll. Quinnipiac has been ranked No. 2 for the second consecutive week and Rider cracked the Top 25 for the first time this season.
This marks the ninth week in a row that Quinnipiac has been ranked in the Top 10 dating back to November 15 and the first time in program history that it was ranked second in back-to-back weeks. After receiving votes the past three weeks, Rider broke into the Top 25 after a (3-0) week.
Green Bay captured the top spot, receiving all 31 first place votes. Quinnipiac followed in second with a program record 737 points. The Bobcats are currently on a six-game winning streak and won their last five conference games since MAAC play resumed on December 30.
The Broncs earned 89 votes this week, after they received 67 a week ago. Rider picked up victories over defending MAAC Champions Iona, Manhattan, and closed out its week with a thrilling win over Siena.
The Bobcats knocked off Saint Peter’s University, 82-47 at home on Monday, January 2. They extended their winning streak by sweeping the Western New York trip with wins over Niagara University and Canisius College respectively. Quinnipiac returned home on Tuesday, January 10 and defeated Manhattan College, 81-38.
The Broncs return to action on Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. when they travel to Poughkeepsie, NY to take on Marist College at the McCann Arena. The Bobcats will be back on the court on Monday, January 16 when they host Fairfield University at 2:00 p.m.
Quinnipiac ranks first in the MAAC in scoring offense (70.9), scoring defense (58.3), scoring margin (+12.6), field goal percentage defense (36.1%), blocked shots (4.3), assists (17.1), steals (12.4), turnover margin (+7.12), and assist/turnover ratio (1.12).
Rider ranks first in the MAAC in field goal percentage (43.8%) and three-point field-goal percentage defense (27.0%). The Broncs are second in the league in scoring offense (69.1), scoring margin (+4.9), free-throw percentage (72.4%), field-goal percentage defense (38.3%), three-point field-goal percentage (34.0%), steals per game (9.8), and turnover margin (+0.80).