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Bellarmine women ranked #22 in Division II

BU women's basketball rises to No. 22 in DII Media Poll

1/5/2016 | Women's Basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Despite being idle last weekend, the undefeated Bellarmine University women's basketball team climbed two spots to No. 22 in Tuesday's latest NCAA Division II Media Poll.

The Knights entered the top 25 at No. 24 in the Dec. 22 poll preceding D-II's break from competition over the holidays. Before that, BU received enough votes to place them just outside of the top 25 at No. 28.

Bellarmine is 8-0 for the first time since the 1991-92 season. Most recently, the Knights walloped Ferris State 76-52 before downing Northern Michigan 63-52.

Limestone, Lubbock Christian, Ashland, Alaska Anchorage and West Texas A&M comprise the top 5.

Lewis (No. 12) and Drury (No. 14) join Bellarmine in the top 25 from the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Bellarmine is back in action on Thursday when it travels to GLVC rival William Jewell.

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DII MEDIA POLL

Rank

School (First-Place Votes)

W-L

Pts.

Prev.

Last Week's Results

1

Limestone (8)

9-0

376

1

WA Anderson (63-49)

2

Lubbock Christian (2)

11-0

373

2

WH Oklahoma Panhandle State 96-51

3

Ashland (1)

12-0

359

4

WR Northwood 83-68; WR Lake Superior State 77-47

4

Alaska Anchorage (3)

16-1

353

3

WH MSU Billings (70-50)

5

West Texas A&M

12-0

314

5

WH Cameron 69-58, WH U. of the Southwest 101-46

6

Missouri Western (2)

13-0

308

12

WH Saint Mary (108-44); WH Northeastern State (88-49)

7

Nova Southeastern

12-1

293

8

WH-Embry-Riddle (63-53)

8

West Liberty

9-1

290

7

Idle

9

American Int'l

13-0

289

10

WA Dominican (N.Y.) (60-51); WH New Haven (71-56); WH LIU Post (82-48)

10

Fort Hays State

11-1

265

T13

WH #T6 Pittsburg State (77-57)

11

Cal Baptist

10-1

260

9

Idle

12

Lewis

12-1

203

16

WH Cumberland 81-60; WR Wisconsin-Parkside 67-63

13

Winona State

14-1

189

6

LH RV-Northern State (60-55); WH #8 MSU Moorhead (52-49)

14

Drury

10-1

187

11

Idle

15

Assumption

10-2

168

18

WA LIU Post (77-71); WA Merrimack (54-47)

16

Shippensburg

11-2

129

21

WH Shepherd 96-56, WH Clarion 72-56

17

Columbus State

9-1

120

23

WH Mobile (69-49); WA Francis Marion (79-75)

18

UC San Diego

10-2

112

19

WH Humboldt State (85-72); WH Cal Poly Pomona (90-76)

19

Delta State

9-1

107

NR

WH-North Alabama (71-37)

20

Emporia State

10-2

104

20

WH Lincoln (101-76)

21

Florida Southern

12-1

102

22

WH-Flagler (73-47), WH-Tampa (71-67)

22

Bellarmine

8-0

59

24

Idle

23

Texas Woman's

12-2

50

RV

WH Tarleton State 72-62, WH Midwestern State 71-45

24

Georgia College

11-1

49

RV

WH North Georgia (66-58)

25

Bentley

11-2

31

RV

WH Bridgeport (69-53); WH Stonehill (80-69)


Dropped Out: Union, Anderson, Colorado State-Pueblo, California
Received Votes: Quincy (25), University of Sioux Falls (16), Gannon (13), Benedict (12), Arkansas Tech (11), Anderson (10), Azusa Pacific (10), Union (7), Colorado Mines (6)

Official release from Bellarmine University sports information
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