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Carroll College, Providence slip in NAIA women's basketball rankings

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Posted at 9:26 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 11:26:34-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Carroll College slipped one spot to No. 7 and Providence fell out of the top 25 in the second NAIA women's basketball top 25 poll of the season, which was released on Wednesday.

Carroll, which is 11-2 on the season, was previously ranked sixth. The Fighting Saints started the season with seven consecutive wins before suffering their first loss at Lewis-Clark State on Dec. 20. They then won their next four games to start Frontier Conference play before losing to Providence on Jan. 10.

The Argos, meanwhile, are 2-2 after not getting to start their season until January. They've split with both Montana Tech and Carroll. Providence was previously ranked 25th and is still among the teams receiving votes.

Montana Western is also among the teams to receive votes but finish outside the top 25 of the rankings. The Bulldogs are 7-1 and currently riding a five-game winning streak.

Campbellsville (Ky.) is the new No. 1-ranked team, replacing Westmont (Calif.), which fell from first to second in the poll. Wayland Baptist (Texas), Thomas Moore (Ky.) and Oklahoma City round out the top five.

2020-21 NAIA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll No. 2 (January 13, 2021)

12Campbellsville (Ky.)7-0577
21Westmont (Calif.)0-1575
32Wayland Baptist (Texas)3-0563
48Thomas More (Ky.)12-0530
55Oklahoma City0-0505
69Marian (Ind.)11-4465
76Carroll (Mont.)11-2464
813Clarke (Iowa)11-1441
97Shawnee State (Ohio)11-2425
1010Vanguard (Calif.)0-0409
1114Morningside (Iowa)13-2403
1211Indiana Tech12-1392
1312St. Francis (Ill.)11-2345
144The Master's (Calif.)2-1321
1518Sterling (Kan.)17-0319
1616Southeastern (Fla.)10-2314
1719Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)9-1282
1817MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)9-2277
1915College of the Ozarks (Mo.)0-0257
2021Saint Xavier (Ill.)5-0222
2120Talladega (Ala.)5-1213
2223Lyon (Ark.)2-0182
23NRIndiana Wesleyan11-3156
24NRDakota State (S.D.)12-3121
25NRLoyola (La.)4-0118

Dropped from the Top 25: Columbia (Mo.), Providence (Mont.), Bethel (Tenn.).

Receiving Votes: Lewis-Clark (Idaho) 99, Columbia (Mo.) 84, Grand View (Iowa) 48, Montana Western 40, Providence (Mont.) 40, Rust (Miss.) 37, Briar Cliff (Iowa) 36, LSU Shreveport (La.) 35, Cumberlands (Ky.) 25, Taylor (Ind.) 21, Bryan (Tenn.) 8, Concordia (Neb.) 4, IU South Bend (Ind.) 4, Mobile (Ala.) 4, Bethany (Kan.) 3, Benedictine (Kan.) 3.