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Carroll College, Montana Western hold steady in women’s top 25

Posted at 11:49 AM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 16:42:12-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four Frontier Conference teams received votes in the latest NAIA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll with three of them ranking in the top 25. The poll was released Tuesday.

Carroll College and Montana Western held steady in the rankings at Nos. 11 and 15, respectively. Rocky Mountain College slipped from 12th to No. 18, while Providence is among the seven other teams to receive votes.

At 22-7 overall, the Fighting Saints clinched the Frontier Conference regular-season championship and the No. 1 seed for the conference playoffs. Carroll had won seven consecutive games before losing to Western in the regular-season finale.

Western (23-7 overall) will host Montana State-Northern and Rocky (21-7) will host Montana Tech in the first round of the conference playoffs on Wednesday.

Shawnee State (Ohio) kept its No. 1 ranking, receiving all nine first-place votes. Freed Hardeman (Tenn.), Campbellsville (Ky.), Westmont (Calif.) and Oklahoma City round out the top five.

The NAIA national tournament is March 14-20 in Billings. The bracket will be revealed on March 7.