Two Oklahoma schools ranked among the top 10 in the first regular season NAIA women’s basketball poll.OSBNAIABridgeCMYK-A

Oklahoma City is holding fast in the No. 2 spot, the position it occupied in the preseason ranking.  The Stars have played only three games, but are undefeated in those three, including an overtime win over then-No. 15 Xavier.

Oklahoma Baptist jumped 14 spots from its preseason ranking and into the top 10 at No. 9.  The Lady Bison are 7-1 through eight games with five of those eight contests against opponents ranked in the preseason poll.

Mid-America Christian is also off to very hot start at 8-1 and are riding a seven-game winning streak.  The Lady Evangels received votes in the poll and would be in the 28th spot, if the poll showed that.

RANK LAST TIME^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2013-14 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Vanguard (Calif.) 6-0 250
2 2 Oklahoma City 3-0 241
3 6 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 7-0 235
4 5 Westminster (Utah) 5-1 224
5 4 Georgetown (Ky.) 4-1 220
6 8 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 8-1 209
7 9 Campbellsville (Ky.) 7-0 203
8 3 Westmont (Calif.) 3-3 185
9 23 Oklahoma Baptist 7-1 184
10 16 Bethel (Tenn.) 7-2 179
11 17 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 5-0 165
12 10 The Master’s (Calif.) 6-3 160
13 RV Talladega (Ala.) 10-0 157
14 RV Coastal Georgia 12-0 142
15 12 Benedictine (Kan.) 7-3 132
16 18 Carroll (Mont.) 6-3 121
17 RV John Brown (Ark.) 7-1 119
18 22 Wiley (Texas) 8-1 114
19 RV Central Methodist (Mo.) 8-1 101
20 21 Cumberlands (Ky.) 2-3 99
21 13 Columbia (Mo.) 4-3 80
22 7 Cumberland (Tenn.) 3-4 74
23 NR Emmanuel (Ga.) 7-2 70
24 NR Montana State-Northern 9-0 62
25 19 William Woods (Mo.) 5-2 59

Others Receiving Votes: Hope International (Calif.) 50; LSU Shreveport (La.) 47; Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 25; Xavier (La.) 22; Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 19; Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 16; Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 10; San Diego Christian (Calif.) 6; Southern Poly (Ga.) 6; Lyon (Ark.) 5.

Poll courtesy naia.org.