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Gold Nuggets climb to 15th in NAIA Division I Top 25

December 13, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana climbed two spots to 15th in the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 on Monday.
     It's the highest rank for the XU women since being 15th in the final poll of the 2004-05 season.
     The Gold Nuggets (10-2) defeated Lee (Tenn.) 59-48 at The Barn in their only game of the past week. Lee, ranked ninth at the time of the game, dropped to 12th. Xavier has two double-digit home victories this season against ranked opponents; the other was 62-47 on Thanksgiving night against Langston, which is 20th this week. Xavier was 22nd and Langston 15th the night they met.
     This week the Gold Nuggets will get a third shot at a team ranked ahead of them. They'll play No. 13 William Woods (9-0) at 2 p.m. EST Saturday in Babson Park, Fla. It will be the third game in central Florida in as many days for Xavier, which will play Webber International on Thursday and Southeastern (Fla.) on Friday. Xavier's next home game will start at 6 p.m. Jan. 5 against Dallas Christian.
     XU's women have won 31 of their last 34 games.

   
NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Union (Tenn.) (12) 12-0 312 1
2 Oklahoma City 9-0 302 2
3-tie Campbellsville 7-2 286 4
3-tie Lewis-Clark State 11-0 286 5
5 Saint Xavier 7-2 269 6-tie
6 Freed-Hardeman 9-2 263 8
7 Biola 8-2 257 12
8 Azusa Pacific 9-2 245 3
9 Vanguard 5-3 233 6-tie
10 Bethel (Tenn.) 9-2 212 11
11 Westminster (Utah) 12-2 210 10
12 Lee (Tenn.) 9-3 206 9
13 William Woods 9-0 180 13
14 Southern Polytechnic 9-1 178 13
15 Xavier 10-2 172 17
16 Southern Nazarene 8-1 164 16
17 California Baptist 9-3 150 19
18 Cumberlands 7-5 146 18
19 Lindsey Wilson 8-2 127 15
20 Langston 6-4 118 20
21 Westmont 8-2 99 22
22 John Brown 9-2 98 23
23 Shorter 9-2 81 21
24 Carroll (Mont.) 9-3 78 25
25 Olivet Nazarene 8-3 74 RV

Others receiving votes: Columbia (Mo.) 63, Lyon 32, Evangel 22, Loyola 20, Montana Tech 15, Southwestern Assemblies of God 14, Lubbock Christian 11, William Jewell 8, Rio Grande 8, The Master's 7, Indiana-South Bend 1, Benedictine (Kan.) 1, Northwestern Oklahoma 1, Pikeville 1, Voorhees 1, Baker 1, Robert Morris (Chicago) 1, Mid-America Christian 1.

 

 
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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 teams in basketball, cross country and tennis and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball.

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