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2017 NAIA Division II Women's Coaches' Top 25 Poll - Final (March 1)

March 01, 2017

By Nikki Sherrill, Athletic Communications and Media Intern

KANSAS CITY, MO. – In the final regular-season edition, undefeated St. Francis (Ill.) remains atop the rankings as the No. 1 team in the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday. The Fighting Saints earned six first-place votes and 307 total points to remain in control. The postseason Top 25 Poll will be released on Wednesday, March 22. 

Poll Methodology
• The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and the Association of Independent Institutions.
• 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 ratings) 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 teams appears on.
• Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”
• For the complete Top 25 calendar, click here.

2016-17 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Final (March 1)

  LAST        
RANK WEEK SCHOOL VOTES Season Record Total Points
1 1 St. Francis (Ill.) 6 31-1 307
2 2 Concordia (Neb.) 5 31-2 303
3 3 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 1 30-2 292
4 4 Marian (Ind.)   30-3 279
5 5 Southeastern (Fla.)   26-0 278
6 7 Davenport (Mich.)   30-3 259
7 8 College of the Ozarks (Mo.)   26-4 251
8 9 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)   26-6 244
9 13 Eastern Oregon   28-4 225
10 11 Jamestown (N.D.)   25-5 219
11 10 Morningside (Iowa)   23-8 210
12 6 Southern Oregon   27-4 209
13 11 Friends (Kan.)   27-5 194
14 15 Purdue Northwest (Ind.)   24-8 171
15 14 Indiana Northwest   25-6 165
16 17 Indiana Tech   25-7 152
17 20 Tabor (Kan.)   26-6 149
18 18 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)   24-6 143
19 16 Hastings (Neb.)   22-9 142
20 19 Indiana East   28-5 138
21 21 Dickinson State (N.D.)   23-7 103
22 22 Siena Heights (Mich.)   24-9 100
23 24 Oregon Tech   24-8 86
24 NR Northwestern (Iowa)   19-11 75
24 23 Milligan (Tenn.)   23-9 75

Dropped from rankings: Reinhardt (Ga.)

Other Recieving Votes: Valley City State (N.D.) 62; Reinhardt (Ga.) 39; Saint Francis (Ind.) 38; Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 36; Saint Mary (Kan.) 18; IU Kokomo (Ind.) 17; Huntington (Ind.) 3; UC Merced (Calif.) 3; Antelope Valley (Calif.) 3