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Tuesday, 11 February 2014 16:15

Women’s Basketball Soars to No. 14

Angel Woods (left) and the Wildcats are ranked No. 14, while rival MNU comes in at No. 13 this week Angel Woods (left) and the Wildcats are ranked No. 14, while rival MNU comes in at No. 13 this week

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – After winning its 11th-straight HAAC conference game, the Baker University women's basketball team vaulted from No. 20 to No. 14 in this week's NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Top 25 Poll, announced on Monday.

The Wildcats are currently 18-5 overall and 11-1 in the HAAC and haven't lost a conference game since Dec. 3, 2013.

Baker is one of two HAAC schools in the Top 25, rival MidAmerica Nazarene is one spot ahead of BU at No. 13.

The Wildcats will take on (RV) Benedictine College this Thursday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. inside the Collins Center and then hits the road to face Culver-Stockton on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m.

Notes: (All information dates back to 1999-2000) This is the 36th all-time and eighth-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 (36) 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 173 polls... Vanguard has appeared in 140-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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