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01.21.14 | W Basketball

Women’s Basketball Moves up One Spot

Jami Hodge and the Wildcats moved up to No. 20 in this week's Coaches' Top 25 Poll Jami Hodge and the Wildcats moved up to No. 20 in this week's Coaches' Top 25 Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the second-straight week, the Baker University women's basketball team made an appearance in the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, this week coming in at No. 20, one spot up from last week.

The Wildcats improved to 13-5 with two wins last week, a 60-44 road win at Avila and a tough 78-76 home win over Evangel. It was the third-straight win over Evangel for Baker.

The 'Cats will hit the road this Thursday, Jan. 23 to take on Peru State at 5:30 p.m. and then will return home to take on Missouri Valley on Saturday, Jan. 25 for the annual Coaches vs. Cancer game.

Both coaching staffs on the Baker and Peru State men's and women's basketball staffs will sport sneakers to help raise awareness for the American Cancer Society.

Notes: (All information dates back to 1999-2000) This is the 33rd all-time and fifth-straight No. 1 ranking for Vanguard (Calif.)... Five teams were ranked No. 1 during the 2012-13 season: Westmont (Calif.), Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.), Oklahoma City, Vanguard and former member Lubbock Christian (Texas)... Former member Union (Tenn.) leads all schools in all-time No. 1 rankings with 53, while Oklahoma City (46), Vanguard (33) and former member Southern Nazarene (Okla.) (15) are the only other programs with 10-or-more No. 1 rankings... Since the start of the 1999-2000 season, only Oklahoma City and Freed-Hardeman have been listed in all 170 polls... Vanguard has appeared in 137-straight... No. 6 Georgetown (Ky.) made its first appearance among the top five since Jan. 11, 2005 in the Preseason Poll...Thirty-five programs garnered Top 25 mention in 2012-13... Union and Vanguard are the only programs to have spent an entire season ranked No. 1 (Union: 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11) (Vanguard: 2005-06, 2006-07).

For a look at the entire Top 25 poll, please click here.

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