NAIA - Coache's Top 25 Poll - Oklahoma City - Women's Basketball

2019-20 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Poll No. 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oklahoma City remains No. 1 in the latest edition of the 2019-20 NAIA DI Women's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll.

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000):

  • Oklahoma City holds the second-highest number of No. 1 rankings with 52. Former member Union (Tenn.) holds the top spot with 59 No. 1 rankings.
  • Oklahoma City is the only team in the Top 25 that remains undefeated.
  • New to the Top 25: No. 22 Thomas More (Ky.), No. 23 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) and No. 25 Rust (Miss.)
  • No. 20 William Penn (Iowa) and No. 23 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)
  • Eleven teams remained at the same rank from the last poll.
  • The same five teams remain in the Top 5 from the last poll.
  • Oklahoma City holds the longest active streak in the Top 25 with 259 total appearances dating back to 1997-98 school year.
  • Union (Tenn.) and Vanguard (Calif.) are the only programs to have spent an entire season ranked No. 1 (Union: 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11) (Vanguard: 2005-06, 2006-07).
  • Union (Tenn.) leads all NAIA schools with 59 No. 1 rankings. Oklahoma City is second with 51 and Vanguard (Calif.) is third with 45.

Poll Methodology

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated Groups.
  • The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second place and so on through the list.
  • The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered low ratings) is removed and the team's ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the team appears on.
  • Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered "receiving votes."

 

2019-20 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 1 Oklahoma City [9] 22-0 219
2 3 The Master's (Calif.) 24-1 212
3 2 Campbellsville (Ky.) 24-2 205
4 4 Westmont (Calif.) 19-3 197
5 5 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 21-2 190
6 6 Vanguard (Calif.) 18-3 184
7 8 Bethel (Tenn.) 21-4 174
8 9 Central Methodist (Mo.) 22-2 168
9 7 Shawnee State (Ohio) 21-4 167
10 10 Talladega (Ala.) 20-4 152
11 11 Lyon (Ark.) 21-2 151
12 13 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 18-5 138
12 14 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 21-4 138
14 16 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 20-5 129
15 15 Columbia (Mo.) 19-5 113
16 12 Loyola (La.) 15-5 109
16 17 Carroll (Mont.) 16-8 109
18 20 William Penn (Iowa) 18-5 90
19 22 Montana Western 15-8 87
19 19 Clarke (Iowa) 20-5 87
21 21 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 16-6 86
22 NR Thomas More (Ky.) 17-7 66
23 NR Culver-Stockton (Mo.) 18-7 53
24 24 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 16-7 50
25 NR Rust (Miss.) 18-3 49

 

Receiving Votes: MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 46, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 40, William Woods (Mo.) 28, Philander Smith (Ark.) 19, LSU Alexandria (La.) 14, LSU Shreveport (La.) 11, Providence (Mont.) 11, Grand View (Iowa) 7, William Jessup (Calif.) 5, Cumberlands (Ky.) 3

Championship Information

NAIA DI Women's Basketball Championship

40th ANNUAL DIVISION I 
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
March 18-24, 2020
Billings, Mont.