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2015-16 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

naia_logoKANSAS CITY Mo. – Saint Xavier (Ill.) stays undefeated and moves to the No. 1 ranking in the 2015-16NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The third installment will be released on Tuesday Jan. 5, 2016.

No. 1 Morningside fell in the rankings this week after its first loss against then-receiving votes Northwestern (Iowa), 72-65.  This breaks the streak of 15-consecutive No. 1 rankings for the Mustangs since the Dec. 2 poll last season. Morningside has the most active Top 25 straight appearances with 116.  College of the Ozarks (Mo.) is only seven behind with 109

The Great Plains Athletic Conference has the most teams appearing in the Top 25 Poll with six: Morningside, No. 3 Hastings (Neb.), No. 4 Briar Cliff (Iowa), No. 12 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.), No. 14 Concordia (Neb.) and No. 22 Northwestern (Iowa). The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference is second with five teams representing.

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2014-15 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 2 Saint Xavier (Ill.) (10) 10-0 311
2 1 Morningside (Iowa) (2) 9-1 300
3 3 Hastings (Neb.) 11-0 295
4 4 Briar Cliff (Iowa) 9-1 278
5 5 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 9-1 268
6 7 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 10-1 259
7 6 Marian (Ind.) 8-2 257
8 8 Davenport (Mich.) 7-2 245
9 T10 Indiana Wesleyan 10-2 223
T10 13 St. Francis (Ill.) 9-0 213
T10 T10 Jamestown (N.D.) 8-2 213
12 16 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D) 10-1 206
13 15 Southern Oregon 8-0 187
14 9 Concordia (Neb.) 4-3 178
15 14 Purdue Calumet (Ind.) 8-2 174
16 12 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 8-3 173
17 19 Bryan (Tenn.) 11-0 145
18 18 Haskell (Kan.) 9-2 142
19 22 Dickinson State (N.D) 6-2 114
20 17 Huntington (Ind.) 5-5 98
21 21 Tabor (Kan.) 5-5 95
22 RV Northwestern (Iowa) 7-4 90
23 25 Oregon Tech 8-3 81
24 NV Goshen (Ind.) 10-1 75
25 RV Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 7-0 63
 

Dropped from Top 25: Saint Francis (Ind.)

Other receiving votes: Milligan (Tenn.) 54, Kansas Wesleyan 52, Asbury (Ky.) 51, Indiana Northwest 48, Saint Francis (Ind.) 41, Point (Ga.) 29, Robert Morris (Ill.) 9, Friends (Kan.) 4, Oklahoma Wesleyan 3

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