NIACC women ranked No. 3 in latest poll

NIACC's Mandy Willems drives to the basket during a game against Marshalltown CC earlier this season.
NIACC's Mandy Willems drives to the basket during a game against Marshalltown CC earlier this season.

MASON CITY - The NIACC women's basketball team is ranked No. 3 in the NJCAA Division II poll released Wednesday.

NIACC (7-2 overall) was No. 10 in the preseason poll.

Johnson County CC is ranked No. 1, Highland, Kan. is ranked No. 2 and Kirkwood is ranked no. 13.

The No. 3 ranking is the highest since the Lady Trojans were ranked No. 2 in the three December polls in the 2017-18 season.

NIACC owns a victory over No. 4 Illinois Central (95-89 in overtime). The Lady Trojans have lost to No. 1 Johnson County (82-74) and No. 2 (NJCAA Division I) Trinity Valley (78-73).

NIACC returns to action Saturday in its ICCAC opener at Southwestern. Game time is slated for 1 p.m.

NJCAA Division II poll (Dec. 4, 2018)

Johnson County, Highland, Kan., NIACC, Illinois Central, Monroe CC, Kansas City (Kan.), North Arkansas, Lincoln Land, Sinclair, Chandler-Gilbert, St. Louis, Harcum, Kirkwood, Fort Scott, Louisburg, Moraine Valley, Chesapeake.

NIACC women's 2018-19 season (7-2 overall)

NIACC 95, Illinois Central 89  (OT)

NIACC 109, Bay College 74

NIACC 111, Marshalltown CC 65

NIACC 126, RCTC 86

Trinity Valley CC 78, NIACC 73

Johnson County CC 82, NIACC 74

NIACC 120, Kalamazoo Valley CC 71

NIACC 117, Bryant & Stratton 95

NIACC 79, Northeast CC 68

NIACC's 2018-19 season in the polls

Oct. 29 - 10th

Dec. 4 - 3rd

NIACC's 2017-18 season in the polls

Feb. 21 - 13th

Feb. 13 - 13th

Feb. 6 - 15th

Jan. 30 - 16th

Jan. 23 - 10th

Jan. 17 - 7th

Jan. 9 - 10th

Dec. 19 - 2nd

Dec. 12 - 2nd

Dec. 5 - 2nd

Oct. 26 - 9th

No. 10 NIACC rolls, 120-71
November 24, 2018 No. 10 NIACC rolls, 120-71