Union (Tenn.) remains No. 1. The Lady Bulldogs earned eight first-place votes and captured 309 points to retain the No. 1 position for the 29th consecutive week. Saint Xavier (Ill.) collected four first-place tallies and held fast at No. 2. The rest of the top six is rounded out by No. 3 Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.), No. 4 Vanguard (Calif.), No. 5 Oklahoma Baptist and No. 6 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.).
The Wildcats, who have won five of their past seven games, look to keep their momentum heading into Thursday's marquee match-up at William Jewell College. The Cardinals (13-3, 6-0) lead the HAAC and are ranked No. 26 in the NAIA with 58 points.