Here are the remaining undefeated teams in DII women’s basketball in order of WBCA ranking:
No. 1 Indiana (Pa.) (15-0)
Another one of the final four teams standing in the 2018 DII women’s basketball championship, the Crimson Hawks won 15 straight games to open their season a year ago. They still have two games against nationally-ranked California (Pa.) and a grueling PSAC schedule that sent four teams to the tournament last season.
No. 2 Drury (17-0)
The Panthers are regulars to the tournament and only have 16 losses over the past five seasons, so undefeated starts are nothing new for Drury. Their big win against No. 22 Lewis on January 12 will give the Panthers some momentum heading into more GLVC games.
No.4 Northwest Nazarene (16-0)
The Nighthawks already have a signature win over perennial GNAC power Alaska Anchorage, showing this undefeated start is very much for real. That makes the rematch one to keep eyes on later in February.
No. 5 UC San Diego (15-0)
As it stands right now, there are no ranked teams remaining on the Tritons' slate. Combine that with the fact that the bulk of their remaining games are in-conference, where they went 21-1 last season, the Tritons have a chance to get to the tournament perfect.
No. 10 Thomas Jefferson (19-0)
The Rams began last season 6-0 before dropping a late November game. They then went undefeated in December, so we know they can reel off wins in bunches. Thomas Jefferson won Round 1 against USciences on Jan. 3, ending the Devils undefeated season and setting up a big rematch on Feb. 5.
Just four teams have completed a perfect season in DII women’s basketball, three of which have come in the past five seasons. North Dakota State was the first in 1995, going 32-0 and Ashland was the most recent. That Eagles 37-0 season started their record 73-game winning streak that came to an end in last season’s finale.
Will there be a fourth perfect season in six years? Check back here throughout the season to find out.