2016 Women?s Division II Basketball Coaches? Top 25 Poll No. 8 ? (Feb. 9)

2016 Women?s Division II Basketball Coaches? Top 25 Poll No. 8 ? (Feb. 9)

By Colbi Howser, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Saint Xavier (Ill.) continues its No. 1 position in the eighth edition of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The ninth regular-season installment will be released Feb. 16.

Top 25 highlights (historical information dated back to 1991):
• Saint Xavier (Ill.) remains at the top of the Top 25 Coaches’ Poll receiving all 12 first-place votes and 312 total points. The Cougars extended its 12-0 home streak on Feb. 6 against Governors State (Ill.), 84-64. Saint Xavier holds the No. 1 ranking in blocks per game (6.6) and total blocks (172).
• In the NAIA Network Game of the Week, presented by Stretch Internet, No. 20 Dickinson State (N.D.) outlasted Mayville State (N.D.), 70-65.
• No. 11 Tabor (Kan.) moves up three spots this week. With a 20-6 record the Bluejays look to keep its 14-game win streak in tacked as they host Sterling (Kan.), Feb. 11.
• Oregon Tech, Bryan (Tenn.) and Friends (Kan.) all dropped out of the Top 25 Poll this week.
• No. 24 Mount Marty (S.D.) makes its way into the Top 25 this week. The Lancers have not seen Top 25 action since the postseason poll of the 2010-11 season. Mount Marty is 17-9 overall and look to continue its two-game win streak as they travel to Northwestern (Iowa), Feb. 10.
• Fourteen teams have 20-plus wins on the season. Saint Xavier has the most with 25.
• Saint Xavier and No. 6 Southern Oregon are the only two teams to have a lone loss on the season.
• The top five teams has been the same for the last three weeks.
• Thirteen teams have been ranked in every poll this season.
• Forty-three teams have been ranked through nine polls.
• The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference and Great Plains Athletic Conference lead all leagues with six teams represented.
• No. 17 Indiana Wesleyan (14-2) has the most No. 1 rankings in NAIA history with 34. No. 2 Morningside (Iowa) is second with 27.
• Morningside holds the active streak of being ranked in the Top 25 (122). No. 4 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) streak of 115-straight is second.
• No. 4 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) (2007-08), Morningside (2008-09) and No. 5 Saint Francis (Ind.) (1999-00) are the only teams to go the entire season ranked No. 1.

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 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll (Feb. 9)

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1st Place Votes) WON LOST FINAL POINTS
1 1 Saint Xavier (Ill.) (12) 25 1 312
2 2 Morningside (Iowa) 24 2 302
3 3 Marian (Ind.) 23 3 292
4 4 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 20 3 282
5 5 St. Francis (Ill.) 23 2 271
6 7 Southern Oregon 21 1 257
7 6 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 21 4 254
8 8 Jamestown (N.D.) 22 4 242
9 10 Davenport (Mich.) 20 5 232
10 9 Briar Cliff (Iowa) 18 7 211
11 14 Tabor (Kan.) 20 6 194
11 11 Hastings (Neb.) 17 8 194
13 15 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 20 6 190
14 12 Concordia (Neb.) 19 7 186
15 13 Purdue Calumet (Ind.) 20 6 175
16 16 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 19 6 168
17 17 Indiana Wesleyan 20 6 166
18 19 Lawrence Tech (MI) 19 2 135
19 18 Goshen (Ind.) 19 7 129
20 20 Dickinson State (N.D.) 19 5 124
21 21 Milligan (Tenn.) 20 5 105
22 22 Indiana Northwest 18 7 96
23 23 Haskell (Kan.) 19 5 84
24 NR Mount Marty (S.D.) 17 9 77
25 24 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 17 7 74
 

Dropped from the Top 25: Oregon Tech, Bryan (Tenn.), Friends (Kan.)

Receiving Votes: Oregon Tech 72,Bryan (Tenn.) 64, Friends (Kan.) 43, Eastern Oregon 16, Southeastern (Fla.) 15, Indiana East 9, Indiana Tech 8, Point (Ga.) 7, Oklahoma Wesleyan 4, Asbury (Ky.) 3

Championship Information

NAIA DII Women's Basketball Championship

29th ANNUAL DIVISION II 
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
March 11-17, 2020
Tyson Events Center 
Sioux City, Iowa