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Kansas City, Mo. – The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference is represented by #25 Tabor College in the seventh edition of the 2012 -13 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25.  The poll announced Tuesday, January 29 has Friends University receiving votes.

  

Tabor is making its first appearance since February 21, 2007 in the Top 25, and was 2-0 last week. Tabor collected wins against McPherson, 74-55, on January 24 and Bethany, 68-39, two days later.

 

The 15-7 (11-1 in conference) Bluejays will host Bethel College on January 31, and then travel to Ottawa on February 2. 

 

KCAC Women's Basketball Standings

 

Four the fourth-consecutive week, Indiana Wesleyan sits atop poll, the national office announced Tuesday. College of the Ozarks (Mo.) jumped two spots, to No. 2. Falling one spot to No. 3 is Concordia (Neb. No. 4 Saint Francis (Ind.) makes its first top five appearance this season. Holding steady at No. 5 is Eastern Oregon, who tallied the last first-place vote.

 

Concordia (Mich.) and St. Thomas (Fla.) make the biggest jumps in the poll this week as both teams moved ahead three spots. Joining the Top 25 this week is No. 18 Roosevelt (Ill.), No. 23 William Penn (Iowa) and No. 25 Tabor (Kan.).

  

Three teams fell out of the Top 25: St. Ambrose (No. 18), Grand View (No. 22) and Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) (No. 24).

 

Twelve of the 13 Division II women's basketball conferences/independents are represented throughout the Top 25, led by the CCAC and Great Plains Athletic Conference with four teams each.

 

The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and Independents.

 

The eighth regular-season poll will be announced on Feb. 5.

 

Notes: (All information as of the 1999 - 2000 season) Indiana Wesleyan has appeared at the top of the poll on 29 occasions, the most of any program, followed by Morningside (Iowa) with 19... There have been 14 different teams to garner the No. 1 ranking all-time ... Three schools have spent an entire season at No. 1: Morningside in 2008-09, College of the Ozarks (Mo.) in 2007-08 and Saint Francis (Ind.) in 1999-2000... In the last 13 years, six teams that have been rated No. 1 in the preseason have gone on to win the national championship with the last being Northwestern (Iowa), which has accomplished the feat the last two years... Morningside (111) and College of the Ozarks (104) are the only teams who have been ranked in the Top 25 for over 100 consecutive weeks.

 

2012-13 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll - No. 7

RANK

LAST TIME

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

RECORD

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

Indiana Wesleyan (11)

23-1

312

2

4

College of the Ozarks (Mo.)

19-3

289

3

2

Concordia (Neb.)

20-3

283

4

6

Saint Francis (Ind.)

22-2

276

5

5

Eastern Oregon (1)

23-2

271

6

3

Morningside (Iowa)

20-4

268

7

10

Concordia (Mich.)

19-4

254

8

8

Saint Xavier (Ill.)

20-3

252

9

11

Davenport (Mich.)

22-1

232

10

7

Briar Cliff (Iowa)

19-5

228

11

9

Northwestern (Iowa)

15-6

209

12

12

Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)

18-5

192

13

16

St. Thomas (Fla.)

19-2

184

14

13

Bethel (Ind.)

19-5

172

15

14

Jamestown (N.D.)

19-4

165

16

17

College of Idaho

15-6

161

17

19

Oklahoma Wesleyan

16-3

141

18

RV

Roosevelt (Ill.)

19-5

138

19

20

Mayville State (N.D.)

17-2

135

20

21

Menlo (Calif.)

19-3

109

21

15

Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)

20-5

108

22

23

Milligan (Tenn.)

17-7

87

23

NR

William Penn (Iowa)

15-7

81

24

25

Valley City State (N.D.)

18-4

79

25

RV

Tabor

15-7

69


Others receiving votes: Siena Heights (Mich.) 52; Saint Mary (Neb.) 44; St. Ambrose (Iowa) 35; Huntington (Ind.) 20; Purdue Calumet (Ind.) 14; Mount Marty (S.D.) 14; Tennessee Wesleyan 11; Grand View (Iowa) 9; Oregon Tech 9; Point Park (Pa.) 8; Grand View (Iowa) 7; Ave Maria (Fla.) 6; Friends 5; Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 4.

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