HELENA — Three Frontier Conference women’s basketball teams climbed in the latest NAIA Coaches Top 25 Poll, lead by Carroll College, which reached No. 11.

The Saints went 4-0 over the past few weeks to climb from No. 13 to No. 11. Carroll secured wins over Providence, Montana State-Northern, Montana Tech and Rocky Mountain College on the road.

Rocky moved up from the No. 15 spot to grab the No. 12 ranking. The Battlin’ Bears posted a 3-1 record over the last week, falling to Carroll and defeating MSU-N, Providence and Montana Tech.

Montana Western was the biggest mover, jumping up from No. 24 to No. 15. The Bulldogs went 4-0 over the past week, and have won their last nine consecutive games.

2017-18 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 5 (Feb. 13)

RANKWEEKSCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES]RECORDPOINTS
12Shawnee State (Ohio) [9]23-3219
21Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)22-3212
33Campbellsville (Ky.)23-3205
46Westmont (Calif.)18-5196
56Wayland Baptist (Texas)20-3193
65MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)20-4180
74Oklahoma City20-5176
810Columbia (Mo.)21-5171
98Vanguard (Calif.)17-4162
109Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)20-5156
1113Carroll (Mont.)19-6154
1215Rocky Mountain (Mont.)20-4138
1317LSU Shreveport (La.)25-1135
1418Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)19-7126
1524Montana Western20-6117
16NRCentral Methodist (Mo.)19-7110
1721Dillard (La.)20-3105
1814Lyon (Ark.)19-5100
1910Benedictine (Kan.)19-697
2025Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.)18-679
2123Arizona Christian18-677
22NRLoyola (La.)19-474
2321Bethel (Tenn.)17-863
24NRScience & Arts (Okla.)21-459
2516Menlo (Calif.)18-758
 

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Dropped from the rankings: No. 20 Martin Methodist (Tenn.), No. 12 Baker (Kan.), No. 19 Providence (Mont.)

Others receiving votes: Martin Methodist, 54, Baker 39, The Masters (Calif.) 29, Providence 16, William Penn (Iowa) 14, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 7, Cumberland (Tenn.) 3, John Brown (Ark.) 3

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