2018-19 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll ? No. 3 (Jan. 15)

2018-19 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll ? No. 3 (Jan. 15)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) remains in the No. 1 spot in the latest Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.

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

  • Freed-Hardeman is the only team in the Top 25 with an undefeated record. The team holds a perfect 17-0 record currently.
  • The Lions are one of the top three schools that have been ranked No. 1 the most as the team has been in the top spot 29 times.
  • New to the poll this week: No. 24 Arizona Christian
  • Oklahoma City holds the longest active streak in the Top 25 with 249 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 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 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.

 

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2018-19 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 3 (Jan. 15)

RANK WEEK SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 1 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) [9] 17-0 219
2 2 Columbia (Mo.) 14-2 211
3 4 Montana Western 14-1 203
4 2 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 14-2 201
5 6 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 14-2 191
6 7 Campbellsville (Ky.) 17-2 184
7 8 Shawnee State (Ohio) 16-3 174
8 8 Carroll (Mont.) 13-4 171
9 5 Vanguard (Calif.) 13-4 165
10 21 The Master's (Calif.) 14-4 152
11 14 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 14-4 146
12 10 Oklahoma City 14-2 142
13 11 Menlo (Calif.) 13-4 134
14 15 Westmont (Calif.) 12-5 130
15 12 Talladega (Ala.) 16-3 119
16 17 Bethel (Tenn.) 14-3 111
17 22 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 13-5 100
18 16 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 13-4 99
19 20 William Penn (Iowa) 15-1 94
20 13 Providence (Mont.) 13-5 90
21 18 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 11-5 84
22 18 Lyon (Ark.) 12-3 70
23 23 Central Methodist (Mo.) 11-6 64
24 NR Arizona Christian 13-6 63
25 25 LSU Alexandria (La.) 13-4 47

Receiving Votes: Loyola (La.) 31, William Jessup (Calif.) 30, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 27, Benedictine (Kan.) 15, John Brown (Ark.) 14, Huston-Tillotson (Texas) 10, William Woods (Mo.) 5, Pikeville (Ky.) 5

 

Source: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

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NAIA DI Women's Basketball Championship

40th ANNUAL DIVISION I 
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
March 18-24, 2020
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