Lady Owls earn highest-ever national ranking

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Oregon Tech Lady Owls are the 16th-ranked team in the entire country after the NAIA Div. II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll came out on Tuesday.

Off a program-best 10-0 start, Oregon Tech ascended from the receiving votes category to No. 16, the team’s best-ever ranking.

OIT is also the highest-ranked Cascade Collegiate Conference team ahead of No. 19 Southern Oregon. Eastern Oregon was 20 points from getting into the top 25 after being in the preseason poll. College of Idaho also fell out.

Oregon Tech is one of five teams that are undefeated in the poll, three of which sit atop the poll.

The Lady Owls host Warner Pacific and Concordia on Friday and Saturday, respectively, to open CCC play (5 p.m. both nights – ESPN 960).

NAIA Div. II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll

RANK LAST TIME^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2013-14 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Indiana Wesleyan (12) 8-0 373
2 4 Saint Francis (Ind.) 10-0 356
2 7 Northwestern (Iowa) (2) 10-0 356
4 2 Davenport (Mich.) 8-1 331
5 6 Roosevelt (Ill.) 9-1 330
6 10 Jamestown (N.D.) 9-1 313
7 5 Concordia (Neb.) 6-2 296
8 15 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 6-1 285
9 10 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 7-3 277
10 NR Midland (Neb.) 7-3 256
11 14 Southwestern (Kan.) 7-1 241
12 3 Morningside (Iowa) 6-3 236
13 9 Saint Xavier (Ill.) 6-3 222
14 23 College of Saint Mary (Neb.) 6-2 210
15 12 Briar Cliff (Iowa) 7-2 209
16 RV Oregon Tech 9-0 204
17 NR Northwestern Ohio 5-2 162
18 21 Purdue Calumet (Ind.) 6-2 150
19 NR Southern Oregon 9-1 147
20 25 St. Ambrose (Iowa) 6-2 131
21 RV Union (Ky.) 6-3 105
22 NR Hastings (Neb.) 8-2 103
23 24 Menlo (Calif.) 6-3 101
24 RV Point Park (Pa.) 8-0 85
25 22 Mayville State (N.D.) 5-2 83

Others Receiving Votes: Aquinas (Mich.) 79; Eastern Oregon 63; Friends (Kan.) 63; Siena Heights (Mich.) 51; Mount Mercy (Iowa) 44; Huntington (Ind.) 37; Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 24; Indiana South Bend 18; Bryan (Tenn.) 11; Grand View (Iowa) 6; Dordt (Iowa) 3; Milligan (Tenn.) 3.

Cascade Collegiate Conference Scores & Schedule

Men’s Basketball

Tuesday
George Fox 82, Northwest Christian 79

Friday
Warner Pacific at Oregon Tech – 7 p.m. (92-5 KLAD)
Concordia at Southern Oregon – 7:30 p.m.
Northwest Christian at Corban – 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Oregon at Evergreen State College – 7:30 p.m.
College of Idaho at Northwest – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
Concordia at Oregon Tech – 7 p.m. (92-5 KLAD)
College of Idaho at Evergreen State College – 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Oregon at Northwest – 7:30 p.m.
Warner Pacific at Southern Oregon – 7:30 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

Tuesday
Lewis & Clark 81, Concordia 78 (2OT)
George Fox 66, Corban 36

Friday
Warner Pacific at Oregon Tech – 5 p.m. (ESPN 960)
Concordia at Southern Oregon – 5:30 p.m.
Northwest Christian at Corban - 5:30 p.m.
Eastern Oregon at Evergreen State College - 5:30 p.m.
College of Idaho at Northwest - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday
Concordia at Oregon Tech - 5 p.m. (ESPN 960)
College of Idaho at Evergreen State College - 5:30 p.m.
Eastern Oregon at Northwest - 5:30 p.m.
Warner Pacific at Southern Oregon - 5:30 p.m.