Two Oklahoma schools ranked among the top 10 in the first regular season NAIA women’s basketball poll.
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|
|6||8||MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)||8-1||209|
|11||17||Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)||5-0||165|
|12||10||The Master’s (Calif.)||6-3||160|
|17||RV||John Brown (Ark.)||7-1||119|
|19||RV||Central Methodist (Mo.)||8-1||101|
|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.