Courtesy Campbellsville University athletics

In the fifth regular season NAIA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, Campbellsville Lady Tiger basketball remained at No. 3 for the fifth straight poll.

The Lady Tigers boast a 23-3 record heading into the week and earned 205 voting points from the national raters. CU’s 23 wins is tied for the second-most with No. 1 Shawnee State. The Bears (23-3) moved to No. 1 for the first time in program history after gathering nine first-place votes and 219 points.

The biggest game of the season thus far is on Thursday night, as No. 3 Campbellsville travels to No. 1 Shawnee State in a MSC matchup. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Freed-Hardeman fell down to No. 2 with a 22-3 record and 212 points. Westmont jumped two positions to No. 4, while Wayland Baptist also propelled to No. 5.

Other teams in the Mid-South Conference – Lindsey Wilson fell one spot to No. 10 with 156 points, while Cumberland University is receiving votes at No. 32.

Top 25 Notes:

  • There were three polls that joined the Top 25 this week: No. 16 Central Methodist, No. 22 Loyola and No. 24 Science & Arts.
  • Oklahoma City holds the longest active streak in the Top 25 with 244 total appearances dating back to 1997-98 school year.
  • Union and Vanguard are the only programs to have spent an entire season ranked No. 1 (Union: 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11) (Vanguard: 2005-06, 2006-07).
  • Union leads all NAIA school with 53 No. 1 rankings. Oklahoma City is second with 50 and Vanguard is third with 44.

RANK WEEK SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 2 Shawnee State (Ohio) [9] 23-3 219
2 1 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 22-3 212
3 3 Campbellsville (Ky.) 23-3 205
4 6 Westmont (Calif.) 18-5 196
5 6 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 20-3 193
6 5 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 20-4 180
7 4 Oklahoma City 20-5 176
8 10 Columbia (Mo.) 21-5 171
9 8 Vanguard (Calif.) 17-4 162
10 9 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 20-5 156
11 13 Carroll (Mont.) 19-6 154
12 15 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 20-4 138
13 17 LSU Shreveport (La.) 25-1 135
14 18 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 19-7 126
15 24 Montana Western 20-6 117
16 NR Central Methodist (Mo.) 19-7 110
17 21 Dillard (La.) 20-3 105
18 14 Lyon (Ark.) 19-5 100
19 10 Benedictine (Kan.) 19-6 97
20 25 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 18-6 79
21 23 Arizona Christian 18-6 77
22 NR Loyola (La.) 19-4 74
23 21 Bethel (Tenn.) 17-8 63
24 NR Science & Arts (Okla.) 21-4 59
25 16 Menlo (Calif.) 18-7 58
 

 

       

Dropped from the rankings: No. 20 Martin Methodist (Tenn.), No. 12 Baker (Kan.), No. 19 Providence (Mont.)

Others receiving votes: Martin Methodist, 54, Baker 39, The Masters (Calif.) 29, Providence 16, William Penn (Iowa) 14, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 7, Cumberland (Tenn.) 3, John Brown (Ark.) 3

Jordan Alves
Sports Information Director
Campbellsville University

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