Women hold steady at No. 12 in NAIA Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has released the seventh edition of the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll and the Lewis-Clark State College women stood pat for the first time this season, remaining 12th.

The Warriors, who went 1-1 on the week, received 144 points, one less than the previous poll. It is enough, however, to put LCSC ahead of Frontier Conference rival Carroll who slipped to No. 13 with 130 points. The Warriors and Saints will square off for conference supremacy on Friday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

The Frontier Conference leads the nation in ranked teams with four as No. 17 Montana State – Northern and No. 24 Great Falls (Mont.) joined LC and Carroll in the poll.

Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) remains atop the poll with 8-of-10 first place votes and 249 total points having not lost since Nov. 15, a span of 20 games. Westmont (Calif) is second with 207 total points followed by Campbellsville (Ky.) (203), Bethel (Tenn.) (193) and Columbia (Mo.) (192) who received the final two first place votes.

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