2018-19 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll ? No. 4

2018-19 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll ? No. 4

By Pete Scantlebury, NAIA Manager of Athletic Communications

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Concordia (Neb.) jumped to No. 1 in the latest edition of the 2018-2019 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, receiving all 12 first-place votes.

 

Top 25 Highlights

  • Concordia (19-2) returned to the top spot after a two-poll hiatus. The Bulldogs were the No. 1 team in the first two polls of the season. Concordia is in the midst of a five-game winning streak. It’s lone loss over the previous 11 games was a double-overtime thriller against Dordt (Iowa.)
  • Dakota Wesleyan dropped consecutive games to fall out of the top-spot. The most recent loss was in double overtime to RV Hastings (Neb.)
  • New to the poll this week: No. 18 Saint Francis (Ind.), No. 20 Siena Heights (Mich) and No. 22 Corban (Ore.)
  • Sterling (Kan.) was the last remaining undefeated team, but dropped two games since the last polling period and comes in at No. 11 in the most recent poll.
  • Morningside (Iowa), which checks in at No. 8, holds the record for most No. 1 rankings of all-time with 38. Indiana Wesleyan – 19th in this poll – is second with 33.
  • Morningside also holds the record for longest consecutively ranked active school with 176 straight polls. Saint Xavier (Ill.) is second on the list with 163, which includes its time in DI Women’s Basketball.

 

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 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 teams appear on.
  • Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”
  • For the complete Top 25 calendar, click here.

2018-19 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll – No. 4 (Jan. 22, 2019)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1ST-PLACE VOTES] RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 2 Concordia (Neb.) [12] 19-2 312
2 3 Northwestern (Iowa) 19-2 301
3 3 Indiana Tech 21-1 291
4 1 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 19-3 279
5 5 Southeastern (Fla.) 18-2 275
6 6 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 17-3 261
7 8 Marian (Ind.) 18-4 254
8 9 Morningside (Iowa) 17-5 238
9 11 Taylor (Ind.) 17-4 227
10 13 Eastern Oregon 17-2 217
11 10 Antelope Valley (Calif.) 16-4 205
11 7 Sterling (Kan.) 19-2 205
13 14 St. Francis (Ill.) 15-5 189
14 12 Dordt (Iowa) 17-6 185
15 15 Bryan (Tenn.) 17-1 180
16 17 Tabor (Kan.) 17-3 170
17 18 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 15-6 137
18 NR Saint Francis (Ind.) 15-7 130
19 16 Indiana Wesleyan 14-8 115
20 NR Siena Heights (Mich.) 17-5 113
21 23 Indiana Northwest (Ind.) 17-5 97
22 NR Corban (Ore.) 14-7 87
23 20 Michigan-Dearborn 18-4 75
24 19 Southern Oregon 14-5 72
25 22 UC Merced 17-5 70

Dropped out: Hastings (Neb.), Bellevue (Neb.)

Receiving votes: Milligan (Tenn.) 66, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 52, Hastings (Neb.) 48, Bellevue (Neb.) 34, Kansas Wesleyan 34, Midland (Neb.) 11, Haskell (Kan.) 8, Huntington (Ind.) 6, St. Thomas (Fla.) 5, Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 3, Embry Riddle (Ariz.) 3

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