Loyola 24th in new NAIA women’s basketball rankings

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Campbellsville (Ky.) is No. 1 in the third edition of the 2020-21 NAIA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. This is the second time this season the Tigers have been No. 1.

Loyola of New Orleans moved up one spot to 24th.

Poll Methodology
• The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions 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.”

RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 1 Campbellsville (Ky.) [14] 9-0 584
2 3 Wayland Baptist (Texas) [3] 6-0 557
3 2 Westmont (Calif.) [3] 1-1 554
4 4 Thomas More (Ky.) [1] 17-1 539
5 6 Marian (Ind.) 17-4 492
6 7 Carroll (Mont.) 15-2 471
7 5 Oklahoma City 1-0 469
8 8 Clarke (Iowa) 13-1 460
9 11 Morningside (Iowa) 17-2 435
10 10 Vanguard (Calif.) 1-0 399
11 12 Indiana Tech 14-1 398
12 9 Shawnee State (Ohio) 14-3 390
13 13 St. Francis (Ill.) 14-2 367
14 15 Sterling (Kan.) 18-0 352
15 16 Southeastern (Fla.) 14-2 347
16 17 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 12-3 314
17 18 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 11-3 259
18 22 Lyon (Ark.) 7-0 231
19 23 Indiana Wesleyan 14-4 227
20 20 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 7-1 214
21 24 Dakota State (S.D.) 14-3 211
22 19 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 0-0 202
23 NR Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 6-3 141
24 25 Loyola (La.) 7-1 123
25 NR Concordia (Neb.) 13-7 119

Dropped from the poll: Talladega (Ala.), The Master’s (Calif.)

Receiving Votes: Rust (Miss.) 115, Cumberlands (Ky.) 87, Providence (Mont.) 67, LSU Shreveport (La.) 48, Benedictine (Kan.) 40, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 34, Montana Western 34, Talladega (Ala.) 32, Taylor (Ind.) 20, Bryan (Tenn.) 17, Columbia (Mo.) 16, Northwestern (Iowa) 13, Grand View (Iowa) 11, Pikeville (Ky.) 5, Concordia (Mich.) 3, The Master’s (Calif.) 3

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