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2018-19 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll — No. 1 (Dec. 4)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Vanguard (Calif.) locked in the No. 1 spot for the second time in a row in the 2018-19 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000):

  • Vanguard has opened the season with an unblemished record of 7-0.
  • The Lions are one of the top three schools that have been ranked No. 1 the longest in NAIA history and are working their way up one poll at a time only seven behind the current leader.
  • New to the poll this week: No. 15 Talladega (Ala.), No. 20 William Penn (Iowa), No. 23 Baker (Kan.) and No. 25 Dillard (La.)
  • Oklahoma City holds the longest active streak in the Top 25 with 247 total appearances dating back to 1997-98 school year.
  • Union (Tenn.) and Vanguard (Calif.) 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 (Tenn.) leads all NAIA school with 53 No. 1 rankings. Oklahoma City is second with 50 and Vanguard (Calif.) is third with 46.

Poll Methodology

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated Groups.
  • The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second place and so on through the list.
  • The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low rating) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the team appears on.
  • Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes.”
  • The frequency of polls occurs bi-weekly. This policy was approved by the National Administrative Council (NAC) for the 2016-17 academic season. This change will allow raters the opportunity to consider a larger body of work in between rating periods.
  • For the complete rating calendar, click here.

 

2018-19 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 1 (Dec. 4)

RANK WEEK SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 1 Vanguard (Calif.) [7] 7-0 218
2 5 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) [2] 9-0 213
3 6 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 6-0 201
4 4 Columbia (Mo.) 8-1 200
5 3 Campbellsville (Ky.) 6-1 194
6 12 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 9-1 183
7 2 Shawnee State (Ohio) 8-2 176
8 7 Carroll (Mont.) 6-2 173
9 9 Montana Western 4-0 160
10 10 Oklahoma City 8-1 150
11 8 Westmont (Calif.) 6-2 148
12 15 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 5-1 147
13 18 Providence (Mont.) 7-2 133
14 16 Menlo (Calif.) 7-0 132
15 NR Talladega (Ala.) 10-1 119
16 21 Bethel (Tenn.) 9-2 114
17 13 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 6-3 101
18 24 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 8-1 98
19 20 Lyon (Ark.) 6-1 95
20 NR William Penn (Iowa) 8-1 93
21 22 Arizona Christian 6-4 77
22 14 The Master's (Calif.) 5-3 76
23 NR Baker (Kan.) 10-1 67
24 11 Central Methodist (Mo.) 6-3 59
25 NR Dillard (La.) 8-3 40

Others receiving votes: Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 39, William Woods (Mo.) 32, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 31, LSU Alexandria (La.) 15, Clarke (Iowa) 10, Xavier (La.) 10, Huston-Tillotson (Texas) 9, William Jessup (Calif.) 6, Faulkner (Ala.) 3, Georgetown (Ky.) 3

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