Women’s Basketball | Thu, Jan. 30, 2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oklahoma City becomes the fourth team in five polls to overtake No. 1 in the latest edition of the 2019-20 NAIA DI Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Talladega College Lady Tornadoes moved from No. 11 to No. 10. The Lady Tornadoes are 19-4 on the season.
Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000):
- Oklahoma City holds the second-highest number of No. 1 rankings with 50. Former member Union (Tenn.) holds the top spot with 59 No. 1 rankings.
- Oklahoma City is the only team in the Top 25 that remains undefeated.
- New to the Top 25: No. 20 William Penn (Iowa) and No. 23 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)
- Eight teams remained at the same rank from the last poll.
- Wayland Baptist (Texas) moved into the Top 5. Westmont (Calif.) is the only team in the Top 5 that remained at the same rank.
- Oklahoma City holds the longest active streak in the Top 25 with 258 total appearances dating back to the 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 schools with 59 No. 1 rankings. Oklahoma City is second with 51 and Vanguard (Calif.) is third with 45.
- 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.”
2019-20 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll
|RANK||LAST TIME||SCHOOL [FIRST-PLACE VOTES]||RECORD||POINTS|
|1||2||Oklahoma City ||18-0||219|
|3||1||The Master’s (Calif.)||20-1||206|
|5||6||Wayland Baptist (Texas)||17-2||192|
|7||7||Shawnee State (Ohio)||19-3||172|
|9||8||Central Methodist (Mo.)||18-2||170|
|14||12||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||17-4||131|
|16||16||Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)||16-5||115|
|20||NR||William Penn (Iowa)||14-4||86|
|21||25||Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||13-5||72|
|23||NR||MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)||10-5||53|
|24||20||Rocky Mountain (Mont.)||13-6||47|
|25||24||Martin Methodist (Tenn.)||13-7||41|
Receiving Votes: Rust (Miss.) 37, Grand View (Iowa) 25, LSU Alexandria (La.) 25, Thomas More (Ky.) 23, LSU Shreveport (La.) 21, Philander Smith (Ark.) 16, Cumberlands (Ky.) 13, Pikeville (Ky.) 7, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 6, Providence (Mont.) 6, Edward Waters (Fla.) 4, William Woods (Mo.) 3