Lyon, John Brown in Top 20 in second NAIA D-I WBB poll

Lyon and John Brown continue to get national recognition in the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.

Both are ranked in the top 20 of the second regular season edition of the poll for the 2016-2017 season.

The Scots fell a spot in the rankings to No. 9, switching places with Oklahoma City. Lyon (11-2) split games last week, losing to undefeated and top-ranked Freed-Hardeman and then beating Williams Baptist on New Year’s Eve.

Lyon travels to Central Bapitst on Tuesday and hosts Hannibal-LaGrange on Thursday.

John Brown moved up two places to No. 18 in the poll. The Lady Eagle (9-4) have won three straight, but haven’t played since defeating Ecclesia, 96-42, on Dec. 8.

JBU gets back into conference play hosting Southwestern Christian on Thursday and then traveling to Wayland Baptist on Saturday.

Complete poll:

Rank Previous School (First-place votes) Record Total points
1 1 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) (9) 13-0 250
2 2 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (1) 15-0 242
3 4 Westmont (Calif.) 12-1 231
4 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 13-0 228
5 3 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 9-2 216
6 T6 Vanguard (Calif.) 12-1 207
7 T6 Campbellsville (Ky.) 14-2 206
8 9 Oklahoma City 11-1 192
9 8 Lyon (Ark.) 10-2 182
10 10 Shawnee State (Ohio) 17-1 180
11 11 Montana State-Northern 11-2 172
12 13 Columbia (Mo.) 12-2 156
13 14 Great Falls (Mont.) 11-2 153
14 12 Baker (Kan.) 9-3 150
15 19 Cumberland (Tenn.) 11-2 135
16 17 Central Methodist (Mo.) 10-2 130
17 16 The Master’s (Calif.) 9-3 123
18 20 John Brown (Ark.) 9-4 108
19 14 Benedictine (Kan.) 7-5 101
20 22 Loyola (La.) 11-2 91
21 18 Bethel (Tenn.) 8-6 90
22 21 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 8-6 85
23 24 Pikeville (Ky.) 11-4 72
24 23 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 9-4 63
25 25 Carroll (Mont.) 11-3 47

Dropped from the Top 25: none

Others receiving votes: Montana Western 40; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 39; Talladega (Ala.) 33; Biola (Calif.) 19; Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) 8; Wiley (Texas) 8; William Penn (Iowa) 8; Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 6; William Woods (Mo.) 6; Xavier (La.) 4.

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