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Tuesday, 04 February 2014 15:07

Baker Climbs to No. 18 in NAIA Poll

Ciarra Washington and the Wildcats moved up to No. 18 in this week's NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 poll. Ciarra Washington and the Wildcats moved up to No. 18 in this week's NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 poll.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With an impressive 84-72 win at then-No. 4 ranked MNU last Thursday night and a 65-64 home win over (RV) Central Methodist, the Baker University women's basketball team moved up from No. 20 to No. 18 in this week's NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 poll.

The Wildcats are alone in first-place in the HAAC standings with a 10-1 conference mark and 17-5 overall record.

Baker will have just one game this week, as they host Graceland University this Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. The Yellowjackets come in to the game at 9-8 overall and 5-5 in the HAAC.

Notes: (All information dates back to 1999-2000) This is the 35th all-time and seventh-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 (35) 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 172 polls... Vanguard has appeared in 139-straight... No. 8 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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