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Gold Nuggets climb to 19th in NAIA postseason rankings

April 2, 2014

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana moved up one spot to 19th in the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Postseason Top 25 poll on Wednesday.
     The Gold Nuggets were 24-10 in 2013-14, won the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament and upset defending champion Westmont 66-53 in the opening round of the national tournament on March 19. Xavier lost 59-55 to Campbellsville in the second round.
     This is the fifth consecutive year and the 11th time in the last 13 seasons that Xavier appears in the final top 25 of the season. This is the third straight year that the final poll occurred after the national tournament.
     GCAC regular-season champion Talladega ranked 25th.
     National champion Oklahoma City was a unanimous No. 1. Xavier lost 72-70 in overtime at Oklahoma City on Nov. 29.
   
NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches'
Postseason Top 25 Poll

(first-place votes in parentheses — records through end of season)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Oklahoma City (10) 27-4 250 5
2 Freed-Hardeman 36-2 242 2
3 Vanguard 27-2 229 1
4 Westminster (Utah) 26-3 221 3
5 Campbellsville 32-4 219 4
6 Wiley 30-5 218 11
7 John Brown 28-8 200 19
8 Our Lady of the Lake 27-5 189 9
9 Oklahoma Baptist 29-6 183 6
10 Georgetown (Ky.) 21-9 175 8
11 Baker 27-7 166 12
12 The Master's 24-9 157 7
13 MidAmerica Nazarene 28-4 151 14
14 Columbia (Mo.) 26-8 141 10
15 Loyola 23-12 134 RV
16 Bethel (Tenn.) 23-11 133 RV
17 Lewis-Clark State 27-6 130 15
18 Westmont 20-10 117 13
19 Xavier 24-10 116 20
20 Montana State-Northern 22-10 96 21
21 Shawnee State 20-13 87 25
22 Hope International 23-10 82 16
23 Lyon 24-9 75 17
24 Wayland Baptist 20-12 62 18
25 Talladega 26-5 59 22

Others receiving votes: Cumberlands 47, Mobile 46, Langston 36, Southern Poly 27, William Woods 16, Martin Methodist 9.


 

 
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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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