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DIII Top 10 Preview

Eight teams ranked in the NSCAA coaches' poll top 10 will have a chance at a conference championship this weekend. Here is what to look for in the last weekend of play before the NCAA tournament:

Note: * indicates a conference championship game in which the top-10 team must win its first game this weekend to play in.


No. 1 Washington (Mo.)

16-1-0 Overall
6-0-0 UAA
Sat., Nov. 9: vs. ChicagoWashington (Mo.) has wrapped up the UAA regular-season title and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

No. 2 Trinity (Texas)

19-0-1 Overall
12-0-0 SCAC
Sat., Nov. 9:  vs. TBA (SCAC semifinal)
*Sun., Nov. 10: SCAC final
The four-time defending SCAC tournament champion Tigers enter the tournament on a 17-game winning streak, 15 of which were shutouts.

No. 3 William Smith

16-1-0 Overall
8-0-0 Libery League
Sat., Nov. 9: vs. No. 24 Rochester Institute (Liberty League championship)William Smith's 3-0 win against Vassar in the semifinal was its eighth consecutive shutout win.

No. 4 Wheaton (Ill.)

16-1-2 Overall
6-1-0 CCIW
Sat., Nov. 9: vs. Carthage (CCIW championship)Leah DeMoss leads the Thunder in points with eight goals and eight assists, including an assist in Wednesdays' 1-0 semifinal win against Augustana (Ill.).

No. 5 Montclair State

18-0-0 Overall
10-0-0 NJAC
Fri., Nov. 8: vs. No. 21 TCNJ (NJAC championship)Goalkeeper Gina Policastro leads Division III with a 0.139 goals-against average. The Red Hawks have recorded 16 shutouts this season, including a 2-0 seminfinal win against Stockton.

No. 6 Johns Hopkins

16-1-1 Overall
9-0-1 Centennial
Fri., Nov. 8: vs. Muhlenberg (Centennial semifinal)
*Sat., Nov. 9: Centennial championship
The Blue Jays outscored opponents 28-2 in their last six games of the regular season.

No. 7 Ithaca

14-2-0 Overall
6-1-0 Empire 8
Sat., Nov. 9: vs. St. John Fisher (Empire 8 semifinal)
*Sun., Nov. 10: Empire 8 championship
A loss to St. John  Fisher in the last game of the regular season was Ithaca's first loss since Sept 15.

No. 8 Emory

13-3-1 Overall
5-1-0 UAA


Sat., Nov. 9: vs. Carnegie MellonSince losing to Washington (Mo.) on Oct. 6, the Eagles have won six consecutive games in a row, outscoring opponents 18-1.

No. 9 Messiah

16-2-1 Overall
9-0-0 Commonwealth


Thurs., Nov. 7: vs. Lebanon Valley (Commonwealth semifinal)
*Sat., Nov. 9: Commonwealth championship
Messiah completed another perfect conference regular season, extending its winning streak in regular-season conference games to 94.

No. 10 Misericordia

17-2-1 Overall
7-0-0 Freedom
Sat., Nov. 9:  vs. King's (Pa.) (Freedom championship)Megan Mahoney scored or assisted on all five Misericordia goals in its semifinal win against FDU-Florham.


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