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Dordt remains top ranked in NAIA women’s coaches top 25 poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Dordt (Iowa) holds fast at No. 1 with 19 of the 20 first-place votes in the latest edition of the 2023-24 NAIA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Rating. Dordt has won 6 straight games since a December 12th loss to NCAA division 1 South Dakota State. The Defenders are 18-1 overall, and lead the GPAC with a perfect 13-0 record.

Marian (Ind.) moved up in the poll and garnered the remaining first-place vote. Campbellsville, Ky., Indiana Wesleyan, and Clarke, Ia. Round out the top 5.

Among the GPAC schools, Concordia climbed up 2 spots to number 6, Dakota Wesleyan is receiving votes, and Briar Cliff fell out of the top 25, but is still receiving votes. Northwestern slipped out of the receiving votes category.

11Dordt (Iowa) [19]18-1560
25Marian (Ind.) [1]19-1534
33Campbellsville (Ky.)18-1524
42Indiana Wesleyan18-2514
54Clarke (Iowa)19-1475
68Concordia (Neb.)17-2464
77Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)17-2455
86Carroll (Mont.)15-4444
911Dakota State (S.D.)18-4413
1012Vanguard (Calif.)13-3395
119Georgetown (Ky.)18-3381
1213Mayville State (N.D.)16-3359
1316Providence (Mont.)14-6314
1415Loyola (La.)15-6292
1514Cumberlands (Ky.)16-2289
1621John Brown (Ark.)17-3279
1718Grand View (Iowa)19-2259
1817Rio Grande (Ohio)18-4249
1919IU South Bend (Ind.)20-0248
2022Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)18-4206
2123Indiana Tech17-3196
2220Oregon Tech17-2189
2325Reinhardt (Ga.)20-0176
2424Southern Oregon15-4158
25RVMenlo (Calif.)14-499

Dropped from the Top 25: Briar Cliff (Iowa)

Receiving Votes: Spring Arbor (Mich.) 94; Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 80; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 39; Columbia (Mo.) 36; Rust (Miss.) 35; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 31; Briar Cliff (Iowa) 18; Jessup (Calif.) 17; Siena Heights (Mich.) 16; LSU Shreveport (La.) 14; William Carey (Miss.) 12; Southeastern (Fla.) 11; Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 9; College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 7; Langston (Okla.) 7; Stephens (Mo.) 6; Benedictine (Kan.) 4; Oakland City (Ind.) 4


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