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Gold Nuggets 14th in NAIA after dropping 2 more places

January 22, 2013

     NEW ORLEANS — Another loss resulted in another drop for the Xavier University of Louisiana women's basketball team.
     After losing 63-56 at home Jan. 14 to Gulf Coast Athletic Conference and city rival SUNO, the Gold Nuggets fell two places to 14th in the NAIA Division I Coaches' Top 25 Poll announced Tuesday afternoon. Voting was based on games through Sunday.
     It's the second consecutive week that Xavier dropped after ranking ninth for two consecutive polls. Moving two spots ahead of the Gold Nuggets was Bethel (Tenn.), which lost 75-67 in double overtime at Xavier on Jan. 2.
     The Gold Nuggets are in the top 25 for the 37th consecutive time dating to Jan. 25, 2010.
     Since the loss to SUNO, Xavier defeated Philander Smith 65-47 on Saturday and Fisk 63-41 on Monday. The Gold Nuggets are 4-2 and tied for third place in the GCAC, one game behind leaders SUNO and Talladega. SUNO collected its most points of the season, 11, in the new poll and ranks 30th.
     Xavier will visit GCAC and city rival Dillard at 5 p.m. Saturday and Mobile at 5:30 p.m. Monday. The next poll will be released Jan. 22.
   
NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses — records through Sunday, Jan. 20)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Lubbock Christian (5) 18-1 275 2
2 Freed-Hardeman (4) 18-1 270 3
3 Vanguard 12-1 264 1
4 Oklahoma City (2) 14-2 261 4
5 Westminster (Utah) 18-2 245 5
6 Lee (Tenn.) 16-1 236 6
7 Cumberland 18-1 225 7
8 The Master's 17-0 220 8
9 Westmont 13-3 205 11
10-tie MidAmerica Nazarene 18-2 198 10
10-tie Campbellsville 15-4 198 9
12 Bethel (Tenn.) 15-4 181 tie-13
13 Georgetown (Ky.) 12-6 166 16
14 Xavier 13-4 164 12
15 Rogers State 15-5 151 tie-13
16 Benedictine (Kan.) 18-3 138 17
17 Wiley 17-1 133 18
18 Lyon 16-3 130 15
19 Shawnee State 15-5 120 20
20 William Woods 15-2 115 19
21 Our Lady of the Lake 18-1 103 23
22 Faulkner 17-4 95 24
23 Central Methodist 17-3 74 22
24 Columbia (Mo.) 14-5 72 RV
25 Auburn Montgomery 14-5 63 21

Others receiving votes: LSU-Shreveport 54, St. Catharine 53, Carroll (Mont.) 38, Robert Morris (Chicago) 31, SUNO 11, Lindsey Wilson 3, Southern Poly 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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