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Gold Nuggets 16th in NAIA poll after falling four places

February 14, 2011

     NEW ORLEANS — One week after reaching its highest position in six years in the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25, Xavier University of Louisiana took its biggest drop of the season Monday.
     The Gold Nuggets (22-5) are 16th after falling four spots. It's the third time in the five weeks that they've landed on that number.
     Xavier lost 60-51 at William Carey this past Monday, then roared back Saturday with a 55-32 victory at Tougaloo.
     "It's a simple formula — just keep winning," Xavier Coach Bo Browder said. "Just keep working hard, just stay focused and keep winning. Winning takes care of everything. Everybody knows the formula, but making it happen is much more difficult. It's never easy, especially on the road."
     Xavier made the biggest move in either direction. No once else climbed or fell more than two spots. The top 25 contains the same teams as last week, and the top two — Union (Tenn.) and Oklahoma City — and the final nine are in the same positions as a week ago.
     The Gold Nuggets will play Mobile on Thursday in their final regular-season road game, then close with two in a row at The Barn. SUNO, 18-2 and still among the others receiving votes (29th place), will visit the XU women at 5 p.m. Saturday.

   
NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25
(first-place votes in parentheses — records through Sunday, Feb. 13)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Union (Tenn.) (12) 23-1 312 1
2 Oklahoma City 19-2 293 2
3 Azusa Pacific 22-4 291 4
4 Campbellsville 21-3 290 3
5 Freed-Hardeman 20-5 275 7
6 Bethel (Tenn.) 19-4 262 6
7 California Baptist 19-7 248 5
8 Biola 20-5 235 9
9 Westminster (Utah) 22-5 231 8
10 Lee (Tenn.) 21-4 223 11
11 Lewis-Clark State 23-3 220 10
12 Olivet Nazarene 22-4 191 13
13 Vanguard 14-8 180 14
14 Langston 20-4 171 15
15 Lindsey Wilson 19-6 169 16
16 Xavier 22-5 165 12
17 Columbia (Mo.) 20-5 156 17
18 Saint Xavier 18-6 149 18
19 Lubbock Christian 18-6 130 19
20 Southern Polytechnic 21-3 114 20
21 Westmont 18-6 112 21
22 William Woods 23-2 109 22
23 Southern Nazarene 21-5 99 23
24 Evangel 16-7 69 24
25 Shorter 21-5 59 25

Others receiving votes: John Brown 51, Carroll (Mont.) 50, Rogers State 22, SUNO 15, Voorhees 14, Shawnee State 13, Belhaven 11, Concordia (Calif.) 6, Cumberlands 4, Lindenwood 4, Indiana South Bend 4, Robert Morris (Chicago) 3, Texas Wesleyan 1, Avila 1, Montana Tech 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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