EDISON, NJ – Quinnipiac University Women’s Basketball team (29-7, 17-3 MAAC) ranked No. 1 in the final College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 Poll of 2016-17. It is the first time in program history that the Bobcats have claimed the top spot in the College Insider Mid-Major Poll. This news comes after the team was ranked nationally for the first time ever in the USA Today Sports Coaches’ Top 25 Poll on Monday, April 3.
Earlier this season Quinnipiac was ranked as high as No. 2 overall in the College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 Poll (January 4-17). The Bobcats were in the Top 10 of the poll for 11 consecutive weeks (November 15-January 24).
Prior to its loss against 2017 NCAA National Champion, University of South Carolina in the Sweet 16, the Bobcats were on a MAAC-high 12-game winning streak. They knocked off nationally ranked opponents No. 25 Marquette University and No. 16 University of Miami en route to their first-ever Sweet 16 appearance.
Quinnipiac was one of 13 programs across the nation to have won at least three-straight conference regular season titles. The Bobcats have recorded a mark of 54-6 (.900) in conference games in that three-year span (since 2014-15).
The Bobcats finished first in the MAAC in scoring offense (68.4), scoring margin (+9.7), field goal percentage defense (36.9%), blocked shots per game (4.9), assists per game (16.2), steals per game (10.8), turnover margin (+4.94), and assist/turnover ratio (1.1).
Rider University tallied 43 votes in the final poll of the season. The Broncs ranked as high as No. 23 in the College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 on February 21.