Blue Hawks tabbed #24 in latest 2017 Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll

Blue Hawks tabbed #24 in latest 2017 Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The Dickinson State University Women's Basketball team has been ranked #24 in the latest 2016-17 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Tuesday. The third regular-season installment will be released on Tuesday, Jan. 24.

The Blue Hawks are currently 10-5 overall and 5-1 in NSAA play. DSU is coming off back to back NSAA wins over Waldorf University and Viterbo University last weekend.

Dickinson State returns to the court on Tuesday and Wednesday when they host Trinity Bible College and Oglalla Lakota College in non-conference games before hitting the road this weekend to Presentation College and Valley City State University in NSAA match ups.

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.

2016-17 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll – Poll No. 3 (Jan. 10)

RANK

LAST WEEK^

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

Season Record

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

St. Francis (Ill.) (9)

16-0

310

2

2

Concordia (Neb.) (3)

17-1

304

3

3

Saint Xavier (Ill.) 

16-1

288

4

4

Southern Oregon

15-1

285

5

5

Marian (Ind.)

15-3

257

6

7

Davenport (Mich.)

16-2

256

7

6

Hastings (Neb.)

15-3

254

8

18

Southeastern (Fla.)

13-0

243

9

8

Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)

15-2

238

10

8

College of the Ozarks (Mo.)

14-4

217

11

12

Morningside (Iowa)

14-5

215

12

11

Indiana Wesleyan

13-5

203

13

10

Jamestown (N.D.)

12-4

191

14

13

IU Northwest (Ind.)

15-3

186

15

14

Purdue Northwest (Ind.)

14-5

167

16

15

Friends (Kan.)

14-3

166

17

19

Eastern Oregon

15-2

147

18

20

Tabor (Kan.)

14-3

141

19

16

Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)

13-4

138

20

17

Indiana Tech

13-4

136

21

21

Indiana East

14-4

112

22

NR

Reinhardt (Ga.)

16-1

100

23

22

Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)

13-5

82

24

24

Dickinson State (N.D.)

10-5

73

25

NR

Northwestern (Iowa)

12-6

72

Dropped from the rankings: Milligan (Tenn.) (23), Huntington (Ind.) (25)

Others receiving votes: Oregon Tech 50; Milligan (Tenn.) 39; Kansas Wesleyan 29; Point Park (Pa.) 27; Huntington (Ind.) 26; Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 17; Valley City State (N.D.) 12; Midland (Neb.) 9; Keiser (Fla.) 3

^Reflects ranking in 2016-17 Poll No. 2