Blue Hawks Stay at #20 in Latest 2016 Women’s Division II Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

Blue Hawks Stay at #20 in Latest 2016 Women’s Division II Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

DICKINSON, ND- The Dickinson State University Women's Basketball team has stayed at #20 in the latest 2016 Women's Division II Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll.

The Blue Hawks went 2-0 last week with a pair of NSAA victories. Dickinson State defeated Presentation College, 100-91, on Wednesday in Aberdeen before beating Mayville State, 70-65, on Saturday in Scott Gymnasium.

This week, the Blue Hawks travel to Valley City State on Wednesday before returning home on Saturday to host #8 the University of Jamestown at 4:00 PM (MDT).

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 leads all leagues with six teams represented: Saint Xavier, No. 5 Saint Francis (Ill.), No. 7 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), No. 13 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.), No. 15 Purdue Calumet (Ind.) and No. 25 St. Ambrose (Iowa).
• 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