Campbellsville’s loss this past weekend to unranked University of Cumberlands cost the Lady Tigers one spot in the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, leaving the CU holding down the No. 4 spot.
Campbellsville received 218 voting points from the national raters and now remains in the Top 25 for 91-consecutive polls and in the Top 5 for the 28th-straight edition.
Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) continues to hold the No. 1 ranking for the third week in a row in the eighth regular-season edition of the Top 25 Poll. The ninth regular-season installment will be released on Feb. 23. The Saints claimed eight of the 10 first-place votes and 249 total points. Our Lady of the Lake is one of the hottest teams in Division I Women’s Basketball, entering Tuesday with a division-best 22-game winning streak.
Westmont University gained 240 voting points and comes in at No. 2 this week, while No. 3 Columbia received the remaining two first-place votes and a total of 235 points. The Cougars have moved into the Top 3 for the first time in school history.
After Campbellsville, MidAmerica Nazarene moved from eighth to fifth to round out the Top 5 with 211 voting points.
Three other Mid-South Conference teams hold spots in the Top 25, headed by Shawnee State (23-4) at No. 9. Pikeville (20-5) is 21st and Lindsey Wilson (20-5) is 22nd. Georgetown (13-12) is in the receiving votes category.
Top 25 Notes:

  • The Mid-South ties the Frontier Athletic Conference — No. 12 Lewis-Clark State, No. 13 Carroll, No. 17 Montana State-Northern and No. 24 Great Falls — with the most ranked teams.
  • Nine teams are ranked in the same spot they were last week. There are no newcomers to the Top 25 this week. Sixteen teams have been ranked in every poll this season.
  • Four teams have held the No. 1 ranking this season – No. 4 Campbellsville (Ky.) (Oct. 27, Jan. 19, Jan. 26), Our Lady of the Lake (Feb. 2, Feb. 8, Feb. 16), No. 6 Vanguard (Calif.) (Dec. 8) and No. 2 Westmont (Calif.) (Jan. 5,Jan. 12).
  • Nine teams are ranked in the same spot they were last week.
• There are no newcomers to the Top 25 this week.
• No. 12 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) and No. 18 Oklahoma City have been listed in all 200 polls dating back to the start of the 1999-2000 season. No. 6 Vanguard is next in line with 167-straight mentions.
 v 1 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) (8) 22 2 249
2 2 Westmont (Calif.) 22 3 240
3 5 Columbia (Mo.) (2) 25 1 235
4 3 Campbellsville (Ky.) 22 5 218
5 8 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 21 4 211
6 9 Vanguard (Calif.) 18 4 207
7 4 Bethel (Tenn.) 22 5 206
8 6 Lyon (Ark.) 22 3 204
9 7 Shawnee State (Ohio) 23 4 190
10 10 The Master’s (Calif.) 22 3 184
11 12 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 21 4 170
12 11 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 19 6 156
13 14 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 18 4 149
14 15 Talladega (Ala.) 21 3 147
15 13 Carroll (Mont.) 19 5 140
15 16 Central Methodist (Mo.) 22 2 140
17 17 Montana State-Northern 19 6 111
18 18 Oklahoma City 13 7 106
19 20 Langston (Okla.) 17 4 103
20 21 Benedictine (Kan.) 22 4 101
21 19 Pikeville (Ky.) 20 5 98
22 22 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 20 5 86
23 23 LSU Shreveport (La.) 17 6 73
24 24 Great Falls (Mont.) 18 8 68
25 25 Loyola (La.) 17 6 55

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