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Morningside Tops First NAIA Division II top 25

naia_logoKANSAS CITY Mo. – Morningside (Iowa) continues its stay at the top in the first regular-season installment of the 2015 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Tuesday.

Morningside (Iowa) continues to stay on top of the poll this week, receiving all 12 first-place votes and 312 points. Behind is Saint Xavier (Ill.) who moved up from third place last edition with 302 total points.  No. 3 Hastings (Neb.) make their way into the top five after receiving votes in the previous poll. Hastings is 9-0 this season.

The Great Plains Athletic Conference has the most schools appearing in the Top 25 with five: Morningside, Hastings, Briar Cliff, No. 9 Concordia (Neb.) and Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.). With four teams are the Crossroads League and Chicagoland Colligate Athletic Conference.

2015 Women’s Division II Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll No. 1 (Dec.1)
1  Morningside (Iowa) 8-0 312
2  Saint Xavier (Ill.) 9-0 302
3  Hastings (Neb.) 9-0 289
4  Briar Cliff (Iowa) 7-1 267
5 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 8-1 263
6 Marian (Ind.) 6-2 256
7  Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 9-1 255
8 Davenport (Mich.) 5-2 254
9  Concordia (Neb.) 3-2 229
T10  Indiana Wesleyan 8-2 220
T10 Jamestown (N.D.) 8-2 220
12  Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 7-2 206
13  St. Francis (Ill.) 7-0 193
14  Purdue Calumet (Ind.) 6-2 175
15  Southern Oregon 5-0 171
16  Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 8-1 155
17  Huntington (Ind.) 5-3 150
18  Haskell (Kan.) 8-2 131
19  Bryan (Tenn.) 9-0 118
20  Saint Francis (Ind.) 3-2 98
21 Tabor (Kan.) 4-5 96
22 Dickinson State (N.D.) 6-2 91
23  Indiana Northwest 7-2 83
24  Kansas Wesleyan 8-2 80
25  Oregon Tech 6-3 65

Dropped from Top 25: Asbury (Ky.) and Oklahoma Wesleyan
Other receiving votes: Point (Ga.) 60, Northwestern (Iowa) 51, Lawrence Tech (MI) 44, Asbury (Ky.) 38, Oklahoma Wesleyan 27, Southeastern (Fla.) 26, Milligan (Tenn.) 16, Robert Morris (Ill.) 9, Siena Heights (Mich.) 3, Ave Maria (Fla.) 3

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