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Gold Nuggets drop three places to 12th in NAIA poll

January 15, 2013

     NEW ORLEANS — After more than 40 days and three consecutive appearances in the top 10, Xavier University of Louisiana dropped three places to 12th Tuesday in the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll.
     Voting was based on games through Sunday. Xavier lost 63-56 at home to SUNO — the Gold Nuggets' second consecutive Monday defeat — to fall to 12-4 overall and 2-2 in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference. One week earlier, the Nuggets lost 68-65 at Talladega.
     Nevertheless, the Gold Nuggets are in the top 25 for the 36th consecutive time dating to Jan. 25, 2010.
     Xavier was one of four teams from last week's top 10 to drop, including Lubbock Christian, top-ranked in the first four polls of the season but No. 2 after its 79-68 home loss Thursday to defending national champion Oklahoma City. OCU climbed from sixth to fourth.
     The Gold Nuggets will complete a four-game home stand with GCAC games against Philander Smith at 2 p.m. Saturday and Fisk at 3 p.m. Monday. Both games will be played at XU's new Convocation Center, and they'll follow XU men's games against those same schools.
     The next poll will be announced Jan. 22.
   
NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses — records through Sunday, Jan. 13)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Vanguard (11) 11-0 281 2
2 Lubbock Christian 17-1 271 1
3 Freed-Hardeman 17-1 261 3
4 Oklahoma City 12-2 250 6
5 Westminster (Utah) 16-2 249 4
6 Lee (Tenn.) 15-1 237 5
7 Cumberland 16-1 224 7
8 The Master's 15-0 221 8
9 Campbellsville 14-3 208 10
10 MidAmerica Nazarene 16-2 197 11
11 Westmont 11-3 192 12
12 Xavier 12-3 184 9
13-tie Bethel (Tenn.) 14-4 169 14
13-tie Rogers State 14-4 169 15
15 Lyon 14-2 150 19
16 Georgetown (Ky.) 11-6 140 23
17 Benedictine (Kan.) 15-3 120 21
18 Wiley 15-1 118 20
19 William Woods 12-2 117 16
20 Shawnee State 14-5 116 13
21 Auburn Montgomery 13-4 100 18
22 Central Methodist 16-2 94 17
23 Our Lady of the Lake 16-1 86 24
24 Faulkner 16-4 82 22
25 St. Catharine 11-4 69 RV

Others receiving votes: Carroll (Mont.) 52, LSU-Shreveport 46, Columbia (Mo.) 32, Cumberlands 25, Coastal Georgia 11, Robert Morris (Chicago) 6, Biola 5, SUNO 3.

 

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

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