BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union College moved up two spots in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II Women's Basketball Top-25 poll as it landed at No. 20, according to the rankings released Wednesday.
This is the highest ranking Union has ever received.
College of the Ozarks (Mo.) ranked No. 1 for the fourth straight week. The Lady Bobcats earned 12 first place votes and compiled 504 total points.
Northwestern (Iowa) remained at No. 2 with 494 points and three first place votes and Saint Francis (Ind.) stayed at No. 3 with 478 points and two first place votes. Morningside (Iowa) also claimed its old spot at No. 4 with 459 points. Bethel (Ind.) moved into top-five with 433 points after knocking off then-No. 5 Indian Wesleyan.
The next regular season poll will be released on Wednesday, January 23.
Union received a total of 172 votes, two more than No. 21 University of Rio Grande (Ohio).
After having its 10-game win streak snapped Tuesday, Union is 13-5 overall and 6-1 in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.
Union returns to action Saturday when it plays host to Bryan (Tenn.) College at 4 p.m. in an Appalachian Athletic Conference showdown.