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Gold Nuggets ranked 20th after moving up three places

February 4, 2014

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana is in the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 for the third consecutive week. The Gold Nuggets (17-7) climbed three places to No. 20, their highest rank since the preseason.
     No team in this week's top 25 climbed more than Xavier. No. 5 Campbellsville and No. 16 John Brown also moved up three places.
     The Gold Nuggets, who have won 13 of their last 15 games, are in the top 25 for the 48th time in the last 51 polls.
     The other Gulf Coast Athletic Conference team in the top 25 is Talladega, which is 22nd.
     Vanguard received 9-of-10 first-place votes and is No. 1 for the seventh time in as many polls this season. Vanguard and No. 2 Freed-Hardeman are the only unbeaten teams in the division.
     Xavier will visit GCAC and city rival SUNO at 3 p.m. Saturday. New rankings will be announced next Tuesday (Feb. 11).
   
NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches'
Top 25 Poll

(first-place votes in parentheses — records through February 2)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Vanguard (9) 17-0 250 1
2 Freed-Hardeman (1) 21-0 242 2
3 Westminster (Utah) 16-2 234 3
4 Oklahoma Baptist 19-2 226 5
5-tie Campbellsville 20-2 213 8
5-tie Oklahoma City 14-2 213 7
7 MidAmerica Nazarene 17-2 204 4
8 Georgetown (Ky.) 15-4 193 6
9 The Master's 17-4 184 9
10 Our Lady of the Lake 17-2 178 10
11 Westmont 13-6 162 14
12 Wiley 19-2 161 12
13 Lewis-Clark State 22-2 156 13
14 Columbia (Mo.) 16-5 145 15
15 Bethel (Tenn.) 15-6 137 16
16 John Brown 16-4 124 19
17 Hope International 15-5 123 tie-17
18 Baker 17-5 119 20
19 Montana State-Northern 17-5 105 tie-17
20 Xavier 17-6 96 23
21 Martin Methodist 17-4 94 22
22 Talladega 18-2 80 11
23 Cumberlands 14-7 67 21
24 LSU-Shreveport 15-5 62 25
25 Mobile 15-5 57 24

Others receiving votes: Benedictine (Kan.) 46, Lyon 41, Coastal Georgia 35, Central Methodist 27, Southern Poly 14, Loyola 4, Wayland Baptist 4.


 

 
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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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