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Gold Nuggets advance to No. 22 in NAIA poll
For immediate release . . . January 18, 2007

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana moved up a notch to No. 22 in the NAIA Division I women's basketball rankings announced Wednesday.

The Gold Nuggets, 13-5 and winners of their last six games, are in the top 25 for the second consecutive week. They were tied for 23rd a week ago. It's Xavier's highest ranking since being No. 15 in the final 2004-05 poll, which was conducted at the end of the regular season.

The Vanguard Lions (12-0) of Costa Mesa, Calif., were unanimously chosen No. 1. They're on top for the fifth consecutive ranking.

Xavier's next game will start at 5 p.m. Saturday at The Barn against Gulf Coast Athletic Conference opponent Belhaven.

      LAST                           1ST PLACE 
RANK  WEEK  SCHOOL                     VOTES   RECORD  POINTS
 1      1   Vanguard (Calif.)            11     12-0     330
 2      4   Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)           17-1     317
 3      5   Lee (Tenn.)                         14-2     295
 4      7   Cumberlands (Ky.)                   17-2     285
 5      3   St. Xavier (Ill.)                   16-2     282
 6      6   Montana Western                     18-1     278
 7      9   Lubbock Christian (Texas)           12-3     277
 8      2   Oklahoma City                       14-2     252
 9     14   Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.)           12-2     242
10     13   Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)        12-3     230
11      8   Cumberland (Tenn.)                  12-3     225
12     10   Union (Tenn.)                       11-4     208
13     11   Carroll (Mont.)                     19-1     197
14     16   Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)              11-5     178
15     17   Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.)            16-2     173
16     19   Azusa Pacific (Calif.)              12-4     162
17     18   Oklahoma Christian                  10-2     157
18     20   Georgetown (Ky.)                    13-5     132
19     15   Master's (Calif.)                    9-4     130
20     NR   Langston (Okla.)                    14-3     108
21     23   Columbia (Mo.)                      14-3     104
22     23   Xavier (La.)                        13-5      96
23     21   Oklahoma Baptist                     8-5      92
24     12   Houston Baptist (Texas)             12-4      88
25     22   Westmont (Calif.)                    9-5      53
Others Receiving Votes: Southern Nazarene (Okla.), 50; Lambuth 
(Tenn.), 48; Mobile (Ala.), 41; Montana Tech, 19; McKendree 
(Ill.), 16; Brewton-Parker (Ga.), 14; Martin Methodist (Tenn.), 
13; West Virginia Tech, 11; Campbellsville (Ky.), 5; 
Montana State-Northern, 4; Loyola (La.), 3.

 

 
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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis.

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