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01.28.14 | W Basketball

Baker Holds on to No. 20 Spot

The Wildcats are ranked in the NAIA Top 25 poll for the third-straight week The Wildcats are ranked in the NAIA Top 25 poll for the third-straight week

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One of the hottest teams in the country and sporting a current eight-game conference winning streak, the Baker University women's basketball team stayed at No. 20 in this week's NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, announced on Tuesday.

The Wildcats currently stand at 15-5 overall and 8-1 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, but has one of its toughest tests of the season coming up, as they take on No. 4 ranked MidAmerica Nazarene this Thursday, Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Olathe, Kan., and hosts (RV) Central Methodist this Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m.

Baker went 2-0 last week with an impressive 102-68 win over Peru State on Jan. 23 and an 80-71 win over Missouri Valley at home.

This marks the third-straight week that the 'Cats have been featured in the Top 25 poll.

Notes: (All information dates back to 1999-2000) This is the 34th all-time and sixth-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 (34) 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 171 polls... Vanguard has appeared in 138-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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