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Frontier Conference places 5 teams in NAIA women's basketball top 25

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Posted at 12:31 PM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 14:31:11-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Frontier Conference is well-represented in the NAIA Division I women's basketball coaches' top 25 poll, which was released Wednesday.

Five teams from the league -- Lewis-Clark State, Montana State-Northern, Providence, Carroll College and Rocky Mountain College -- are ranked in the top 25. Defending national champion Montana Western is among the other teams to receive votes.

Lewis-Clark State leads the Frontier teams in the rankings, coming in at No. 12 after not being ranked in the preseason poll. Northern wasn't ranked in the preseason, either, but the Lights, who are undefeated at 7-0 to start the year, are 14th this week. Providence fell two spots from 17th to 19th, and Carroll tumbled from No. 7 down to No. 23. Rocky is 25th after initially earning the No. 18 preseason ranking.

Campbellsville (Ky.) received eight first-place votes to move up to first. Oklahoma City, The Master's (Calif.), Vanguard (Calif.) and Westmont (Calif.) make up the rest of the top five. Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.), which has lost three of its first seven games, fell from first to 10th.

The Frontier Conference started league play on Tuesday with Carroll earning a 78-51 home win over Montana Tech. The conference schedule continues on Thursday with Rocky Mountain College visiting Providence and Montana Western visiting MSU-Northern.

2019-20 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll

12Campbellsville (Ky.) [8]11-0219
23Oklahoma City [1]8-0210
34The Master's (Calif.)7-0207
410Vanguard (Calif.)3-1191
58Westmont (Calif.)5-2188
65Wayland Baptist (Texas)6-2185
711Shawnee State (Ohio)9-1179
812Central Methodist (Mo.)7-1171
913Talladega (Ala.)10-2167
101Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)4-3157
1116Bethel (Tenn.)7-3139
12NRLewis-Clark State (Idaho)5-1130
139Columbia (Mo.)6-2124
14NRMontana State-Northern7-0123
1515Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)8-1122
166Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)3-4112
1724Loyola (La.)6-1107
1814MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)4-2105
1917Providence (Mont.) (Mont.)6-189
2021Thomas More (Ky.)6-084
2119Clarke (Iowa)7-180
2120Lyon (Ark.)5-180
237Carroll (Mont.)6-373
2422Menlo (Calif.)4-250
2518Rocky Mountain (Mont.)5-148

Receiving Votes: Evangel (Mo.) 30, Montana Western 27, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 26, Science & Arts of Oklahoma 14, Benedictine (Kan.) 12, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 11, LSU Shreveport (La.) 10, Philander Smith (Ark.) 9, LSU Alexandria (La.) 8, Faulkner (Ala.) 3, Pikeville (Ky.) 3