January 09, 2018

Lady Cats Move to #3 in the Top 25

Cassidy Johnson shooting at the basket vs Concordia#14 Cass Johnson

The NAIA national office today released the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll of the New Year, and the College of the Ozarks Lady Bobcats have moved up one position, from No. 4 to No. 3!

Concordia (Neb.) is the new No. 1 in the poll, earning 11 of 12 first place votes and 312 total points to earn the top spot.  The Lady Bobcats suffered their first and only loss of the season at the hands of Concordia in a 103-101 overtime matchup on December 19th. 

The Lady Cats will be in action at home this weekend, as they host the CofO/A.I.I. Classic on Friday, January 12, and Saturday, January 13.  The Lady Bobcats will play at 5 PM both days and will also host a 1 PM game between two other A.I.I. opponents.  College of the Ozarks' men's team will play on Friday and Saturday as well, with both of their games at 3 PM versus Johnson and Wales University-Denver.

 

2017-18 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll No. 3 (Jan. 9)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1ST PLACE VOTES] RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 2 Concordia (Neb.) [11] 17-0 312
2 3 Southeastern (Fla.) [1] 16-0 302
3 4 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 18-1 292
4 1 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 13-2 282
5 5 Marian (Ind.) 16-2 272
6 6 Jamestown (N.D.) 17-2 260
7 8 Eastern Oregon 16-2 254
8 9 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 15-3 238
9 10 Indiana Tech 17-2 235
10 11 Southern Oregon 14-1 224
11 16 Hastings (Neb.) 15-2 212
12 6 Morningside (Iowa) 13-6 195
13 15 Indiana Wesleyan 14-4 184
14 18 Northwestern (Iowa) 12-5 163
15 24 Northwest Christian (Ore.) 13-1 155
16 17 Tabor (Kan.) 11-5 154
17 13 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 11-6 152
18 14 St. Francis (Ill.) 10-6 143
19 19 Valley City State (N.D.) 13-3 139
20 22 Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 14-4 123
21 NR Rio Grande (Ohio) 17-1 117
22 NR Taylor (Ind.) 11-7 100
23 23 Mayville State (N.D.) 13-4 96
24 25 Point (Ga.) 12-4 89
25 21 Friends (Kan.) 10-7 67