At the midway point of the 2013-14 North Coast basketball season, five league teams find themselves ranked among the nation's top teams.
In women's basketball, DePauw (9-0, 18-0), the 2013 national champions, remains No. 1 on both the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Top 25 and the D3hoop.com Top 25 after the Tigers extended the program's winning streak to 52-straight games. The 52 consecutive wins marks the third longest streak in NCAA Division III women's basketball history and is the sixth longest across all three levels of NCAA women's basketball.
Four NCAC teams are represented on the D3hoops.com Top 25 men's poll, led by Wooster (9-1, 15-2) at No. 5, Ohio Wesleyan (8-2, 14-3) at 17, Wittenberg (8-2, 14-3) at 18 and DePauw (8-2, 13-4) at 23. There is a top-25 matchup between NCAC teams tonight (1/29) as Ohio Wesleyan travels to Wooster for an 8:00 p.m. tip.