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Gold Nuggets 14th in NAIA for second consecutive week

January 29, 2013

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana is 14th for the second consecutive week in the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll. The rankings, the seventh of 13 this season, were announced Tuesday afternoon.
     The Gold Nuggets maintained their position after recording a pair of Gulf Coast Athletic Conference victories: 63-41 at home against Fisk on Jan. 21 and 64-54 Saturday at longtime city rival Dillard. Xavier extended its win streak to four Monday with a 76-58 non-conference victory at Mobile.
     Voting was based on games through Sunday.
     The Nuggets are in the top 25 for the 38th consecutive time dating to Jan. 25, 2010. They've ranked 14th or higher in every poll this season after ranking 16th in the final poll of 2011-12.
     Xavier will play its next three games at home: 6 p.m. Thursday against William Carey, 2 p.m. Saturday against GCAC co-leader Talladega and 5:30 p.m. Monday against Edward Waters.
   
NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses — records through Sunday, Jan. 27)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Lubbock Christian (6) 20-1 276 1
2 Freed-Hardeman (3) 20-1 270 2
3 Oklahoma City (2) 16-2 262 4
4 Vanguard 14-1 261 3
5 Westminster (Utah) 19-2 245 5
6 Cumberland 20-1 236 7
7 Lee (Tenn.) 17-2 224 6
8 Westmont 15-3 221 9
9 The Master's 19-1 201 8
10 MidAmerica Nazarene 20-2 200 tie-10
11 Campbellsville 17-4 199 tie-10
12 Georgetown (Ky.) 15-6 181 13
13 Bethel (Tenn.) 16-5 168 12
14 Xavier 15-4 167 14
15 Benedictine (Kan.) 20-3 153 16
16 Rogers State 16-6 145 15
17 Wiley 18-2 128 17
18 Columbia (Mo.) 16-5 126 24
19 Faulkner 19-4 116 22
20 Lyon 18-3 111 18
21 Our Lady of the Lake 19-1 109 21
22 Shawnee State 16-6 100 19
23 William Woods 16-3 83 20
24 Auburn Montgomery 16-5 75 25
25 Carroll (Mont.) 14-6 58 RV

Others receiving votes: Central Methodist 51, LSU-Shreveport 49, Southern Poly 30, St. Catharine 29, Robert Morris (Chicago) 23, SUNO 14.


 

 
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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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