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Sterling No. 21 in Latest NAIA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll


KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Sterling College moved up three spots to No. 21 in the latest edition of the NAIA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll, the national office announced Wednesday.

The next edition of the NAIA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll will be released Wednesday, February 22.

Poll Methodology

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Independents and Unaffiliated Groups.
  • The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second place and so on through the list.
  • The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered low ratings) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the team appears on.
  • Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes.”


11Thomas More (Ky.) [10]23-1580
22Central Methodist (Mo.) [10]23-0579
33Campbellsville (Ky.) [1]23-1557
44Dordt (Iowa)23-1527
55Westmont (Calif.)20-1522
66Marian (Ind.)23-2495
77Indiana Wesleyan22-3475
88Clarke (Iowa)21-3441
910Loyola (La.)21-1431
109Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)22-2429
1111Carroll (Mont.)20-5419
1214Vanguard (Calif.)18-4358
1313Rio Grande (Ohio)21-3353
1416Eastern Oregon21-2344
1515Montana Western21-4332
1612Indiana Tech20-4317
1717Texas Wesleyan20-3290
1819Science & Arts (Okla.)21-3245
19NRJamestown (N.D.)19-5186
20NRCumberlands (Ky.)19-5180
2124Sterling (Kan.)20-4168
2222Rocky Mountain (Mont.)17-7167
2318Briar Cliff (Iowa)17-7157
24NRMid-America Christian (Okla.)20-4132
2521Pikeville (Ky.)18-6121


Dropped from the Poll: Southern Oregon, Rust (Miss.), Northwestern (Iowa)

Receiving Votes: Southern Oregon 115, Dakota State (S.D.) 102, Rust (Miss.) 90, IU South Bend (Ind.) 92, Texas A&M Texarkana 54, Menlo (Calif.) 48, Concordia (Neb.) 30, Bryan (Tenn.) 18, Northwestern (Iowa) 15, Grace (Ind.) 12, Midway (Ky.) 8, Siena Heights (Mich.) 8, Faulkner (Ala.) 6, Grand View (Iowa) 5, Philander Smith (Ark.) 3, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 3, Florida Memorial 3, IU Northwest (Ind.) 3