NESCAC Chill Poll for Feb. 24, 2015: Bates is the winner!

On a recent winter morning, the Bobcat carries a coat of snow. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

On a recent winter morning, the Bobcat carries a coat of snow. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

After finishing third in the first NESCAC Chill Poll of the year back in January, Bates triumphs this time, bottoming out on top with a low of minus 18.4 degrees yesterday, Feb. 24, making it one of the coldest nights in the ‘Cac all winter.

Enduring the kind of winter that made the original Continentals a hardy bunch, Hamilton came in second at 17 below. Middlebury came in third with an overnight low of 16.1 below.

The rankings: Coldest temps in the ‘Cac, Feb. 24, 2015

All temperatures taken from Weather Underground reporting stations either at or closest to each campus. On-campus stations are noted.

1. Bates: minus 18.4 degrees

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2. Hamilton: minus 17 degrees

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3. Middlebury: minus 16.1 degrees (at the college)

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4. Bowdoin: minus 13 degrees

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5. Williams: minus 12.6 degrees

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6. Colby: minus 10.9 degrees (recorded at the college)

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7. Trinity: minus 6.3 degrees

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8. Amherst: minus 5.9 degrees (at the college)

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9. Wesleyan: minus 1.8 degrees

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10. Connecticut College: 1.2 degrees

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11. Tufts: 1.9 degrees (at the university)

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