KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Carroll College climbed one spot in the latest NAIA women's basketball top 25 poll, which was released Wednesday, to still lead the Frontier Conference teams in the rankings. Montana Western, Lewis-Clark State and Rocky Mountain College are also ranked.
The Fighting Saints improved to 17-8 overall and 9-4 in the Frontier Conference with Monday's win over Rocky. Carroll climbed into a tie for 16th in this week's poll, just ahead of No. 19 Montana Western. Lewis-Clark State is ranked 21st, and Rocky is 24th.
Providence continues to receive votes in the poll, but the Argos are not ranked in the top 25. Montana State-Northern, which was ranked in the previous poll, fell out of the top 25.
Undefeated Oklahoma City maintained its hold on the No. 1 ranking, received all nine first-place votes. The Master's (Calif.), Campbellsville (Ky.), Westmont (Calif.) and Wayland Baptist (Texas) round out the top five.
2019-20 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll
|RANK||LAST TIME||SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES]||RECORD||POINTS|
|1||1||Oklahoma City ||22-0||219|
|2||3||The Master's (Calif.)||24-1||212|
|5||5||Wayland Baptist (Texas)||21-2||190|
|8||9||Central Methodist (Mo.)||22-2||168|
|9||7||Shawnee State (Ohio)||21-4||167|
|12||14||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||21-4||138|
|14||16||Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)||20-5||129|
|18||20||William Penn (Iowa)||18-5||90|
|21||21||Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||16-6||86|
|22||NR||Thomas More (Ky.)||17-7||66|
|24||24||Rocky Mountain (Mont.)||16-7||50|
Receiving Votes: MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 46, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 40, William Woods (Mo.) 28, Philander Smith (Ark.) 19, LSU Alexandria (La.) 14, LSU Shreveport (La.) 11, Providence (Mont.) 11, Grand View (Iowa) 7, William Jessup (Calif.) 5, Cumberlands (Ky.) 3