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    Wildcats Ranked Seventh in CollegeFencing360 Coaches Poll

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Kate Cavanaugh and the Wildcats are ranked seventh in the first CollegeFencing360 coaches poll.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Kate Cavanaugh and the Wildcats are ranked seventh in the first CollegeFencing360 coaches poll.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Jan. 22, 2013

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern checks in at No. 7 in the inaugural CollegeFencing360.com Coaches poll of the season, the web site announced Tuesday.

    The Wildcats are up one spot from where they finished in the final 2012 poll. Northwestern is slated to face five top-10 teams this coming weekend in Philadelphia and New York City. On Saturday, Jan. 26, the 'Cats will see the hosts, No. 9 Temple, and No. 10 Penn at the Philadelphia Invitational.

    The following day Northwestern will square off against No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 3 Columbia and No. 4 Ohio State at the NYU Invitational. Three other teams that are also receiving votes - Cornell, Yale and Sacred Heart - are also on the docket for the weekend.

    For more information about the poll, visit CollegeFencing360.com. Here is a look at the complete women's fencing poll (first-place votes in parentheses):

    1. Princeton (8)
    2. Notre Dame (2)
    3. Columbia
    4. Ohio State
    5. Penn State
    6. St. John's
    7. Northwestern
    8. Harvard
    9. Temple
    10. Penn

    Also receiving votes: Duke, Cornell, Brown, Stanford, Yale, North Carolina, Sacred Heart, MIT, Boston College, Stevens Tech, UC San Diego and Johns Hopkins.

    As noted above, the Wildcats will be in Philadelphia Saturday and New York City Sunday for dual meets. For a full preview, check back to NUsports.com later in the week.

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