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Nuggets' No. 18 ranking is their best since 2005
January 30, 2008

NEW ORLEANS — The Xavier University of Louisiana women's basketball team hit a three-year high Wednesday when it climbed to 18th in the NAIA Division I coaches poll.

It's the Gold Nuggets' highest ranking since the final regular-season poll of 2004-05, when they were 15th. But there's not much time to enjoy the lofty status.

Loyola, one of the Nuggets' city and Gulf Coast Athletic Conference rivals, climbed to a school-record 16th in the rankings. The Wolfpack (15-4 overall, 8-0 GCAC) leads the conference by a game over Xavier (17-3, 7-1), and the two teams will play at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Loyola's home facility, The Den.

Xavier climbed three spots after two GCAC road victories this past week: 62-58 at LSU-Shreveport on Jan. 23 and 57-44 at city rival Dillard on Saturday.

Union (19-0) of Jackson, Tenn., maintained the No. 1 spot it has held since the preseason. The Lady Bulldogs were a unanimous choice for the top spot for the sixth consecutive ranking.

Loyola is one of two GCAC road games for Xavier this week. The Nuggets also will visit William Carey at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The next coaches poll will be announced Feb. 6.

2007-08 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Top 25 Poll — Jan. 30

RANK

LAST WEEK

SCHOOL

1ST PLACE VOTES

RECORD*

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

Union University (Tenn.)

11

19-0

330

2

2

Lee University (Tenn.)

 

19-2

319

3

6

Point Loma Nazarene University (Calif.)

 

14-2

305

4

3

Vanguard University (Calif.)

 

12-3

298

5

7

Azusa Pacific University (Calif.)

 

16-3

280

6

4

Freed-Hardeman University (Tenn.)

 

16-4

266

T7

8

Langston University (Okla.)

 

18-1

258

T7

12

Oklahoma City University

 

14-4

258

9

5

Oklahoma Baptist University

 

17-2

240

10

13

Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho)

 

18-3

236

11

9

Saint Xavier University (Ill.)

 

16-4

219

12

10

The Master's College (Calif.)

 

13-5

202

13

14

Lubbock Christian University (Texas)

 

16-3

199

14

11

Carroll College (Mont.)

 

17-3

191

15

15

Southern Nazarene University (Okla.)

 

15-3

177

16

17

Loyola University (La.)

 

15-4

159

17

18

Lambuth University (Tenn.)

 

13-7

153

18

21

Xavier University (La.)

 

17-3

126

T19

16

Trevecca Nazarene University (Tenn.)

 

10-7

119

T19

19

California Baptist University

 

11-5

119

21

22

Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.)

 

15-4

104

22

20

University of the Cumberlands (Ky.)

 

15-6

90

23

24

Harris-Stowe State University (Mo.)

 

15-6

87

24

25

Berry College (Ga.)

 

16-4

74

25

23

Westminster College (Utah)

 

17-6

68


Others receiving votes: Westmont (Calif.) 55; Georgetown (Ky.) 51; Wiley (Texas) 47; Robert Morris (Ill.) 20; Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 20; Lyon (Ark.) 11; McKendree (Ill.) 9; Science and Arts of Oklahoma 7; Montana Western 7; Campbellsville (Ky.) 4; Mobile (Ala.) 3; Montana-Northern 2; Brescia (Ky.) 1; Shorter (Ga.) 1.


* Records through Sunday, Jan. 27th.


Gold Nuggets in the 2007-08 NAIA Division I rankings
WeekRankingPoints
October 31 (preseason) RV-26th 64
December 5 21st (tie) 96
December 12 21st (tie) 107
January 9 20th 133
January 16 21st (tie) 104
January 23 21st 114
January 30 18th 126
RV — received votes

 

 
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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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