Concordia Number 2 in Latest NAIA Women’s Poll

Date posted - January 11, 2017

naia_logoKANSAS CITY, MO. – With a 16-0 mark, the Fighting Saints of St. Francis (Ill.) earned nine first-place votes to remain atop the 2016-17 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Tuesday. This is the second-straight week St. Francis has claimed the No. 1 ranking, and only second time the Saints have earned the top spot in program history. The third regular-season installment will be released on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Just like last week, the Bulldogs of Concordia (Neb.) remain at the heels of St. Francis at No. 2. Concordia is currently 17-1, with its lone loss coming at the hands of defending national champion, Marian (Ind.), in the first game of the season. The Bulldogs lead the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) with a 10-0 record as they head into the second half of the season. Concordia received the remaining three first-place votes this edition.

2016-17 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll No. 3 (Jan. 10)

1 St. Francis (Ill.) (9) 16-0 310
2   Concordia (Neb.) (3) 17-1 304
3 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 16-1 288
4 Southern Oregon 15-1 285
5 Marian (Ind.) 15-3 257
6 Davenport (Mich.) 16-2 256
7   Hastings (Neb.) 15-3 254
8 Southeastern (Fla.) 13-0 243
9   Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 15-2 238
10 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 14-4 217
11   Morningside (Iowa) 14-5 215
12 Indiana Wesleyan 13-5 203
13 Jamestown (N.D.) 12-4 191
14 IU Northwest (Ind.) 15-3 186
15 Purdue Northwest (Ind.) 14-5 167
16 Friends (Kan.) 14-3 166
17 Eastern Oregon 15-2 147
18 Tabor (Kan.) 14-3 141
19 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 13-4 138
20 Indiana Tech 13-4 136
21 Indiana East 14-4 112
22 Reinhardt (Ga.) 16-1 100
23 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 13-5 82
24 Dickinson State (N.D.) 10-5 73
25   Northwestern (Iowa) 12-6 72

Dropped from the rankings: Milligan (Tenn.) (23), Huntington (Ind.) (25)

Others receiving votes: Oregon Tech 50; Milligan (Tenn.) 39; Kansas Wesleyan 29; Point Park (Pa.) 27; Huntington (Ind.) 26; Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 17; Valley City State (N.D.) 12; Midland (Neb.) 9; Keiser (Fla.) 3

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