With 10 first-place votes, Norwich starts the season as the top-ranked team in the USCHO.com Division III Women’s Poll.
No. 2 Plattsburgh and No. 3 Gustavus Adolphus each received a first-place vote, while No. 5 Elmira was named the top team on three ballots.
Middlebury comes in at No. 4 this week.
Wisconsin-River Falls is sixth, Amherst sits seventh, Wisconsin-Superior eighth, Manhattanville is No. 9 and Concordia (Minn.) is the tenth-ranked team to start the season.
The USCHO.com Division III Women’s Poll is compiled weekly and consists of 15 voters, all coaches of Division III programs.