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)
|RANK||WEEK||SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES]||RECORD||POINTS|
|1||2||Shawnee State (Ohio) ||23-3||219|
|5||6||Wayland Baptist (Texas)||20-3||193|
|6||5||MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)||20-4||180|
|10||9||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||20-5||156|
|12||15||Rocky Mountain (Mont.)||20-4||138|
|13||17||LSU Shreveport (La.)||25-1||135|
|14||18||Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)||19-7||126|
|16||NR||Central Methodist (Mo.)||19-7||110|
|24||NR||Science & Arts (Okla.)||21-4||59|
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