Blue Hawk WBB #20 in Latest 2016 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

Blue Hawk WBB #20 in Latest 2016 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

KANSAS CITY, MO- The Dickinson State University Women's Basketball team was recently ranked #20 in the latest 2016 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll.

The Blue Hawks won their only game last week when they defeated Viterbo (WI) in an NSAA game with a score of 72-31. The Blue Hawks dropped two spots from last weeks poll.

Top 25 highlights (historical information dated back to 1991):
• Morningside (Iowa) continues to the lead the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Top 25 Coaches' Poll for the second week in-a-row after receiving all 11 first place votes and a total of 281 points.
• In the NAIA Network Game of the Week, presented by Stretch Internet, previous No. 7 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) took on then-No. 17 Haskell (Kan.), which ended in the Lady Cats holding off the Indians in an 88-81 win.
• As the only team to have an undefeated season entering last week, No. 11 Southern Oregon gained its first loss against conference opponent Eastern Oregon, 75-69, on Jan.16.
• In its fourth year as a program, No. 17 Lawrence Tech (Mich.) defeated then-No. 5 Davenport (Mich.) (64-59) to snap a 65-game home winning streak for Panthers. The win is Lawrence Tech's first over Davenport and its first win over a top five team in program history.
• The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) and Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) continue to lead all leagues with five teams represented each.
• There are no new newcomers to the Top 25 Poll this week.
• No. 13 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) falls sevens spots in the poll after a tough week finishing 0-2 with loses to No. 1 Morningside (86-48) and No. 5 Concordia (Neb.) (81-69).
• Moving up three spots in the rankings, No. 7 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) continues to impress, averaging 111.9 points per game, while leading the NAIA in offense points per game, as well as nine other categories including: total assists (442), offensive rebounds per game (22.1) and total steals per game (17.8).
• No. 11 Indiana Wesleyan (14-2) has the most No. 1 rankings in NAIA history with 33. Morningside is second with 26.
• Morningside holds the active streak of being ranked in the Top 25 (119). College of the Ozarks (Mo.) streak of 112-straight is second.
• College of the Ozarks (Mo.) (2007-08), Morningside (2008-09) and 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, clickhere.

2016 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll (Jan. 19)

RANK

LAST WEEK^

SCHOOL

WON

LOST

FINAL POINTS

1

1

Morningside (Iowa) (11)

19

1

281

2

2

Saint Xavier (Ill.)

20

1

272

3

4

Marian (Ind.)

17

3

262

4

7

College of the Ozarks (Mo.)

15

3

252

5

2

St. Francis (Ill.)

16

3

234

5

9

Concordia (Neb.)

14

4

234

7

10

Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)

16

3

224

8

5

Davenport (Mich.)

15

4

214

9

11

Indiana Wesleyan

17

3

206

10

14

Hastings (Neb.)

15

4

201

11

8

Southern Oregon

16

1

193

12

12

Jamestown (N.D.)

16

4

183

13

6

Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)

15

4

179

14

13

Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)

16

4

172

15

15

Briar Cliff (Iowa)

14

5

151

16

16

Purdue Calumet (Ind.)

15

5

138

17

20

Lawrence Tech (MI)

14

1

130

18

17

Haskell (Kan.)

15

4

122

19

19

Tabor (Kan.)

14

6

121

20

18

Dickinson State (N.D.)

14

4

116

21

21

Goshen (Ind.)

14

6

89

22

22

Huntington (Ind.)

14

6

76

23

24

Milligan (Tenn.)

16

4

70

24

23

Indiana Northwest

15

5

64

25

25

Friends (Kan.)

14

6

56

 
         

Dropped from the Top 25: none

Receiving Votes: St. Ambrose (Iowa) 44, Northwestern (Iowa) 44, Bryan (Tenn.) 44, Oregon Tech 28, Kansas Wesleyan 22, Southeastern (Fla.) 19, Asbury (Ky.) 9, Eastern Oregon 7, Mayville State (N.D.) 6, Point (Ga.) 6, Oklahoma Wesleyan 3