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Lions Women Break into Top 25 at 18

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The Missouri Southern Lions Women's Basketball (8-0, 2-0 MIAA) coming off a 66-62 road win over then seventh ranked Washburn has entered the WBCA/USA Today Top 25 poll at 18.


This is the first time the Lions have been ranked since the 2007-08 season, where they were ranked for four weeks reaching 16th in the January 1st poll. The highest the Lions have entered the poll before was seventh on Januray 18, 1993. That season Southern was ranked for the entire season and was seventh in the final poll with a record of 27-4 and finished second to Washburn in the South Central Regional.

The full poll can be found below.

The Lions are back in action this coming Monday, December 15, as they host former MIAA rival Truman State. Tip is scheduled for 5:30 pm.

The USA TODAY Sports Division II Top 25 women's basketball poll, with first place votes to the right, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th.

Rank

Institution - First Place Votes

Previous Rank

Record

Total Points

1

Emporia State University (Kan.) - 26

1

7-0

770

2

Lewis University (Ill.) - 4 

3

7-0

715

3

Northern State University (S.D.)

5

9-0

670

4

West Texas A&M University

6

6-1

573

5

University of Tampa (Fla.)

9

6-1

555

6

Pittsburg State University (Kan.)

8

9-1

528

7

Wayne State College (Neb.)

2

8-1

507

8

Wayne State University (Mich.)

11

4-0

498

9

University of Alaska - Anchorage - 1

18

7-0

489

10

Adelphi University (N.Y.)

16

8-0

455

11

Washburn University (Kan.)

7

7-1

404

12

Nova Southeastern University (Fla.)

4

5-2

368

13

Limestone College (S.C.)

12

7-1

324

14

Rollins College (Fla.)

15

6-1

301

15

Stonehill College (Mass.)

10

6-1

287

16

Drury University (Mo.)

13

5-2

275

17

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

17

5-1

200

T18

Arkansas Tech University

NR

7-0

161

T18

Missouri Southern State University

NR

8-0

161

20

Harding University (Ark.)

20

6-2

142

21

Seattle Pacific University (Wash.)

23

6-1

134

22

Assumption College (Mass.)

NR

7-1

129

23

California University of Pennsylvania (Pa.)

NR

7-1

121

24

Grand Valley State University (Mich.)

NR

5-0

114

25

California State Polytechnic University - Pomona

22

4-2

111

Dropped out: Union University (Tenn.); University of Central Missouri; Colorado Mesa University; West Liberty University (W.Va.); Gannon University (Pa.).

Others receiving votes: West Chester University of Pennsylvania 104; Union University (Tenn.) 102; California State University - San Bernardino 96; Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Pa.) 91; Michigan Technological University 82; Columbus State University (Ga.) 75; University of Central Missouri 54; Colorado Mesa University 52; Midwestern State University (Texas) 49; Fort Hays State University (Kan.) 46; Saint Cloud State University (Minn.) 44; University of North Georgia 32; California Baptist University 24; Minnesota State University - Mankato 22; University of District of Columbia 22; Humboldt State University (Calif.) 21; Florida Institute of Technology 20; Johnson C Smith University (N.C.) 19; Simon Fraser University (B.C.) 19; Lee University (Tenn.) 16; Carson-Newman College (Tenn.) 14; Bentley University (Mass.) 13; Claflin University (S.C.) 13; Livingstone College (N.C.) 12; Benedict College (S.C.) 8; Tarleton State Univers ity (Texas) 7; University of New Haven (Conn.) 6; Philadelphia University (Pa.) 5; University of Colorado - Colorado Springs 5; Hillsdale College (Mich.) 4; University Of Sioux Falls (S.D.) 3; West Liberty University (W.Va.) 2; Edinboro University (Pa.) 1

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