Drury Lady Panthers ranked #1 in nation for 3rd straight week

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— The Drury Lady Panthers are ranked number one in the nation for the third week in a row in the WBCA/NCAA-II coaches’ poll. Drury is 23-0, 13-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and received all 24 first-place votes after posting wins over Maryville, 105-57, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis, 77-44 last week.

The Lady Panthers are now one of only two teams in NCAA-II women’s basketball without a loss after Thomas Jefferson fell 70-59 to the University of the Sciences last week. UC San Diego, ranked second in the poll, is 20-0 and is the nation’s only other undefeated team.

Indiana (Pa.) (20-1) is ranked third this week while Fort Hays State (21-1) is fourth and the University of the Sciences (22-1) is fifth.

One other team from the GLVC is in the top 25 as Lewis (20-2, 11-1) is number 16 in this week’s poll.

Drury is nationally ranked for the 90th consecutive week, the longest such streak in the nation, and they are in the top 10 for the 28th week in a row.

The Lady Panthers are idle until Saturday when they travel to Missouri S&T for a 1 p.m. game in Rolla.

 

Complete WBCA/NCAA-II poll – Feb. 12, 2019

RANK

SCHOOL

RECORD

POINTS

PREVIOUS

1

Drury (24)

23-0

600

1

2

UC San Diego

20-0

562

2

3

Indiana (Pa)

20-1

523

4

4

Fort Hays State

21-1

515

5

5

USciences

22-1

472

8

6

Union

23-1

464

6

7

Northwest Nazarene

21-1

445

7

8

Virginia Union

21-1

426

9

9

Jefferson

21-1

415

3

10

Alaska Anchorage

21-1

399

10

11

Ashland

21-2

357

11

12

Grand Valley State

21-2

343

13

13

Southwestern Oklahoma State

21-1

309

14

14

Bentley

21-2

281

15

15

Florida Southern

20-2

272

12

16

Lewis

20-2

249

18

17

Angelo State

18-2

211

19

18

Anderson (SC)

21-2

184

20

19

Colorado Mesa

19-2

176

16

20

West Texas A&M

19-3

138

22

21

California (Pa)

18-3

127

17

22

Lubbock Christian

19-4

82

24

23

Glenville State

20-2

77

NR

24

Central Missouri

16-5

31

21

25

Lindenwood

16-4

29

NR

Dropped Out:  Minnesota State Moorhead (19-5); Le Moyne (NY) (18-4).

Others receiving votes: North Georgia (17-4) 16; Azusa Pacific (19-4) 14; Charleston (WV) (18-4) 14; Westminster (UT) (18-3) 11; Minnesota State Moorhead (19-5) 10; Truman State (19-4) 8; Bowie State (18-4) 6; Kentucky Wesleyan (19-3) 6; Cal Poly Pomona (19-3) 5; Le Moyne (NY) (18-4) 5.