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Gold Nuggets fall five places to land at 21st in NAIA poll

February 21, 2011

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana dropped five more places Monday in the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 and landed at No. 21.
     The Gold Nuggets (23-6) have fallen nine places in the last two polls after reaching their highest position since 2005.
     Xavier lost 63-59 at Mobile on Thursday — the Nuggets' second loss in three games — then won 72-58 at home Saturday against SUNO.
     The Nuggets have one regular-season game remaining — 5 p.m. Saturday against Dillard in the Crosstown Classic at The Barn — before traveling to Jacksonville, Fla., for the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference tournament the following week. The Nuggets will play in the first round March 3 or have a first-round bye and play in the semifinals March 4. Seedings and pairings will be announced next week.
     For the second straight week there are no new teams in the top 25. The top four teams — Union (Tenn.), Oklahoma City, Azusa Pacific and Campbellsville — are in the same positions as last week. SUNO received votes for the seventh straight week and is 33rd.

   
NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25
(first-place votes in parentheses — records through Sunday, Feb. 20)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Union (Tenn.) (12) 26-1 312 1
2 Oklahoma City 22-2 297 2
3 Azusa Pacific 24-4 290 3
4 Campbellsville 23-3 289 4
5 Bethel (Tenn.) 22-4 272 6
6-tie Freed-Hardeman 22-6 255 5
6-tie California Baptist 21-7 255 7
8 Biola 23-5 240 8
9 Westminster (Utah) 23-5 239 9
10 Lewis-Clark State 23-4 212 11
11 Langston 22-4 201 14
12 Lindsey Wilson 21-6 190 15
13 Lee (Tenn.) 22-5 186 10
14 Olivet Nazarene 23-5 176 12
15 Columbia (Mo.) 22-5 173 17
16 Vanguard 15-9 169 13
17 Saint Xavier 20-6 156 18
18-tie William Woods 26-2 128 22
18-tie Southern Nazarene 23-5 128 23
20 Southern Polytechnic 23-4 126 20
21 Xavier 23-6 124 16
22 Lubbock Christian 19-7 101 19
23 Westmont 19-7 99 21
24 Evangel 19-7 83 24
25 Shorter 23-5 76 25

Others receiving votes: John Brown 42, Shawnee State 35, Belhaven 34, Rogers State 20, Montana Tech 18, Robert Morris (Chicago) 11, Voorhees 8, SUNO 7, Lindenwood 5, Texas Wesleyan 5, Carroll (Mont.) 3, Avila 1, Indiana South Bend 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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