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

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

KANSAS CITY, MO- The Dickinson State University Women's Basketball team fell five spots to #25 in the latest 2016 Women's Division II Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll.

No. 25 Dickinson State finds itself at the bottom of the poll as it fell five spots after going 0-2 last week against Valley City State (N.D.), 75-65 and No. 8 Jamestown (N.D.), 74-62.

Top 25 highlights (historical information dated back to 1991):
• Saint Xavier (Ill.) remains at the top capturing all 12 first-place votes and 312 total points. The Cougars extended its home win streak to 14-straight on Feb. 10 against Judson (Ill.), 91-53. Saint Xavier holds the No. 1 ranking in blocks per game (6.8) and total blocks (189).
• In the NAIA Network Game of the Week, presented by Stretch Internet, rebounding and shooting percentage was key for No. 10 Briar Cliff (Iowa) as they finished off No. 11 Hastings (Neb.), 82-70. The Chargers face No. 2 Morningside (Iowa) in a top 10 matchup, Feb. 17.
• No. 19 Mount Marty (S.D.) sees the biggest jump this week moving up five positions in the poll. The Lancers are 19-9 on the season after two key conference victories against Northwestern (Iowa), 101-92 (OT), Feb. 10 and Dordt (Iowa), 60-55.
• No. 23 Bryan (Tenn.) fights its way back into the Top 25 Poll after missing the cut last week.
• Four teams are looking to crack 20 wins this season.
• Saint Xavier leads the division in wins with 27. Morningside is second with 26.
• The top eleven teams have been the same for the last two weeks.
• The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference and Great Plains Athletic Conference lead the leagues with six teams representing.
• No. 15 Indiana Wesleyan (22-6) has the most No. 1 rankings in NAIA history with 34. No. 2 Morningside 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.
• College of the Ozarks (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, click here.

2016 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll (Feb. 16)

RANK

LAST WEEK^

SCHOOL

WON

LOST

FINAL POINTS

1

1

Saint Xavier (Ill.) (12)

27

1

312

2

2

Morningside (Iowa)

26

2

302

3

3

Marian (Ind.)

25

3

292

4

4

College of the Ozarks (Mo.)

22

3

282

5

5

St. Francis (Ill.)

25

3

269

6

6

Southern Oregon

24

1

262

7

7

Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)

23

4

253

8

8

Jamestown (N.D.)

24

4

239

9

9

Davenport (Mich.)

22

5

234

10

10

Briar Cliff (Iowa)

20

7

222

11

11

Tabor (Kan.)

22

6

205

12

13

Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)

22

6

200

13

14

Concordia (Neb.)

21

7

195

14

16

Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)

21

7

173

15

17

Indiana Wesleyan

22

6

172

16

15

Purdue Calumet (Ind.)

21

7

159

17

18

Lawrence Tech (MI)

20

3

143

18

19

Goshen (Ind.)

21

7

133

19

24

Mount Marty (S.D.)

19

9

118

20

11

Hastings (Neb.)

18

9

116

21

22

Indiana Northwest

20

7

112

22

23

Haskell (Kan.)

20

5

98

23

NR

Bryan (Tenn.)

24

3

97

24

25

St. Ambrose (Iowa)

19

7

85

25

20

Dickinson State (N.D.)

19

7

83

 
         

Dropped from the Top 25: Milligan (Tenn.)

Receiving Votes: Milligan (Tenn.) 60, Friends (Kan.) 44, Eastern Oregon 38, Oregon Tech 26, Southeastern (Fla.) 15, Indiana East 14, Indiana Tech 8, Asbury (Ky.) 3