KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) improved to No. 14 from No. 15 in the latest NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll. Freed-Hardeman regains the No. 1 spot in the poll.
Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) opponent LSU-Alexandria dropped out of the Top 25 and has received 40 votes.
Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000):
- OLLU captured the RRAC regular season and tournament titles and will play in the NAIA National Tournament on Thursday at 10 a.m. against Loyola University. The Generals have also earned a spot to play in the NAIA National Tournament
- OLLU has made the Top 25 Poll every year since the 2012-2013 season. The women's highest ranking was No. 1 in 2015-2016 season. Prior to this year, they have earned a top five ranking 10 times, a top 10 ranking (6th-10th) 12 times, a top 15 ranking (11th-15th) 19 times and a top 25 ranking (16th-25th) 26 times.
- 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 31 times.
- The Lions have not lost a game since its loss against Columbia (Mo.) on February 2.
- New to the poll this week: No. 13 Talladega (Ala.), No. 22 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), No. 23 Xavier (La.) and No. 25 Pikeville (Ky.)
- Oklahoma City holds the longest active streak in the Top 25 with 252 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.
- 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.
2018-2019 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll
|1||1||Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) ||31-2||218|
|2||2||Campbellsville (Ky.) ||31-2||213|
|5||5||The Master's (Calif.)||26-6||191|
|7||8||Wayland Baptist (Texas)||28-5||176|
|9||11||William Penn (Iowa)||30-2||159|
|10||6||MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)||24-5||155|
|12||14||Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)||25-6||143|
|14||16||Shawnee State (Ohio)||24-9||124|
|17||18||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||22-10||106|
|20||20||Rocky Mountain (Mont.)||20-12||85|
|23||22||Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||20-11||68|
Receiving Votes: William Jessup (Calif.) 40, LSU Alexandria (La.) 35, Science & Arts (Okla.) 31, Providence (Mont.) 30, Clarke (Iowa) 7, Georgetown (Ky.) 5
Receiving Votes: LSU Alexandria (La.) 40, William Jessup (Calif.) 32, Science & Arts (Okla.) 29, Providence (Mont.) 25, Central Methodist (Mo.) 10, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 5, William Woods (Mo.) 5, Clarke (Iowa) 4