Golden Suns move up two spots in latest WBCA D-II poll

The final Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division II rankings of 2016 came out on Wednesday with Arkansas Tech moving up a couple of notches on the list.

ATU didn’t have to win any games to move up the ranking as the team has been idle since picking up its sixth straight victory in a 77-74 out-of-conference contest at home against then-No. 11 Drury.

The Golden Suns are now 7-1 on the season and in a three-way tie for third in the Great American Conference at 3-1.

Here is the complete poll for Dec. 21:

Rank School Record Points First-place votes Last week
1 Ashland 13-0 597 21 1
2 California (PA) 11-0 570 0 2
3 Pittsburg State 11-0 551 1 3
4 Bellarmine 10-0 511 0 4
5 Emporia State 11-1 476 0 5
6 Virginia Union 9-0 467 2 6
7 Angelo State 9-0 452 0 7
8 Alaska-Anchorage 10-1 430 0 8
9 Colorado State-Pueblo 12-0 418 0 9
10 Lincoln Memorial 11-0 369 0 11
11 California Baptist 13-2 360 0 10
12 Bentley 10-2 323 0 11
13 Seattle Pacific 10-0 290 0 14
14 Drury 10-2 270 0 13
15 Arkansas Tech 7-1 245 0 17
16 Winona State 10-2 224 0 19
17 Lewis 10-2 149 0 23
18 Wheeling Jesuit 8-1 130 0 24
19 Central Oklahoma 10-0 121 0 NR
20 Florida Southern 8-3 86 0 16
21 Grand Valley State 8-3 84 0 22
22 Clayton State 9-2 78 0 15
23 Columbus State 7-0 72 0 NR
24 North Georgia 10-1 71 0 NR
25 Northern State 8-2 63 0 18

Dropped Out: No. 20 Queens, NY (9-3); No. 21 Limestone (7-3); No. 25 West Texas A&M (8-4).

Others receiving votes: Minnesota State-Moorhead (9-1) 42; Regis, CO (10-1) 34; Saint Mary’s, TX (10-2) 30; Limestone (7-3) 28; Caldwell (10-2) 26; Queens, NY (9-3) 26; Saginaw Valley State (8-2) 26; North Alabama (9-0) 26; Eckerd (9-2) 24; Fort Hays State (10-2) 21; West Texas A&M (8-4) 13; Central Missouri (10-1) 12; Adelphi (9-2) 11; Chowan (10-2) 8; Simon Fraser (10-2) 5; Anderson, SC (8-2) 4; Glenville State (9-1) 4; Point Loma Nazarene (9-2) 4.

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