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Gold Nuggets move up to 16th in NAIA Division I Top 25

January 17, 2011

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana climbed one place to 16th in the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 on Monday.
     The Gold Nuggets (16-4) enhanced their resumé with a pair of double-digit home wins last week — 56-41 against William Carey and 77-52 against city rival Loyola, which received one vote in this week's poll.
     Xavier has been ranked in all five polls this season. The Gold Nuggets have double-digit home victories against No. 10 Lee (Tenn.) and No. 18 Langston.
     Union (Tenn.) is No. 1 for the 41st consecutive week. It's the fourth straight week that the Lady Bulldogs received every first-place vote.
     The XU women will continue a four-game home stand at 5 p.m. Saturday when they play Tougaloo at The Barn. It will be the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
     XU's women have won 37 of their last 42 games, and they lead NAIA Division I in scoring defense with 48.2 points allowed per game. Xavier was No. 1 in the same category last season.

   
NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25
(first-place votes in parentheses — records through Sunday, Jan. 16)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Union (Tenn.) (12) 17-0 312 1
2 Oklahoma City 15-0 302 2
3 Campbellsville 14-2 292 3
4 Freed-Hardeman 13-4 277 5
5 Lewis-Clark State 17-2 271 4
6 California Baptist 14-4 268 6
7 Biola 14-3 251 7
8 Azusa Pacific 14-4 237 8
9 Bethel (Tenn.) 13-3 228 10
10 Lee (Tenn.) 12-3 223 9
11 Saint Xavier 11-5 211 11
12 Vanguard 9-5 197 12
13 Westminster (Utah) 16-4 193 15
14 William Woods 17-1 182 14
15 Lindsey Wilson 13-4 169 13
16 Xavier 16-4 156 17-tie
17 Southern Polytechnic 12-2 148 17-tie
18 Langston 12-4 131 21
19 John Brown 14-4 129 19
20 Cumberlands 12-7 120 16
21 Southern Nazarene 13-4 114 20
22 Olivet Nazarene 14-4 100 24
23 Columbia (Mo.) 13-5 88 25
24 Westmont 12-4 73 RV
25 Carroll (Mont.) 14-5 56 22

Others receiving votes: Lubbock Christian 48, Shorter 45, Shawnee State 41, Montana Tech 21, The Master's 20, SUNO 17, Evangel 16, Martin Methodist 6, Rogers State 5, William Jewell 1, Voorhees 1, Baker 1, Southwestern Assemblies of God 1, Missouri Baptist 1, Loyola 1, Indiana South Bend 1, Concordia (Calif.) 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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