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After 2 straight losses, Nuggets fall from 20th to 23rd

February 11, 2014

     NEW ORLEANS — Two consecutive losses moved Xavier University of Louisiana down but not out of the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 on Tuesday.
     The Gold Nuggets (17-8, 7-2 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference) dropped from 20th to 23rd. It's the fourth consecutive week and the 49th time in the last 52 polls that Xavier is in the top 25.
     The other GCAC team in the top 25 is Talladega, which climbed from 22nd to 20th.
     Vanguard received 9-of-10 first-place votes and is No. 1 for the eighth time in as many polls this season. Vanguard and No. 2 Freed-Hardeman are the only unbeaten teams in the division. It's the fourth consecutive week that Vanguard, Freed-Hardeman and Westminster (Utah) rank 1-2-3.
     New rankings will be announced February 18.
     Xavier visited William Carey in a non-conference game Tuesday. The Gold Nuggets will play at home at 5:30 p.m. Monday against GCAC opponent Philander Smith at the Convocation Center.
   
NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches'
Top 25 Poll

(first-place votes in parentheses — records through February 9)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Vanguard (9) 19-0 250 1
2 Freed-Hardeman (1) 23-0 242 2
3 Westminster (Utah) 18-2 234 3
4 Campbellsville 22-2 226 tie-5
5 Oklahoma Baptist 20-3 216 4
6 Oklahoma City 15-2 213 tie-5
7 The Master's 18-5 197 9
8 Georgetown (Ky.) 16-5 195 8
9 Our Lady of the Lake 18-2 185 10
10 Westmont 15-6 173 11
11 Wiley 21-2 167 12
12 Columbia (Mo.) 18-5 158 14
13 MidAmerica Nazarene 18-3 153 7
14 Baker 18-5 144 18
15 Hope International 17-5 139 17
16-tie Lewis-Clark State 23-3 131 13
16-tie John Brown 17-5 131 16
18 Bethel (Tenn.) 17-7 122 15
19 Montana State-Northern 18-6 107 19
20 Talladega 19-3 96 22
21 Cumberlands 15-8 83 23
22 Martin Methodist 17-6 72 21
23 Xavier 17-8 68 20
24 Central Methodist 17-5 65 RV
25 LSU-Shreveport 16-6 54 24

Others receiving votes: Mobile 49, Lyon 44, Wayland Baptist 43;, Coastal Georgia 20, Benedictine (Kan.) 19, Southern Poly 6, William Woods 5, Loyola 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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