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Despite a drop in ranking, Carroll College remained the highest rated team in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll.

The Saints fell from No. 10 to No. 13, but are still considered the top team in the Frontier, according to the coaches.

Carroll went 2-2 since the last poll came out, falling to Rocky Mountain College and Montana Western, both which appear in the Top 25 this week. The Saints are currently tied atop the Frontier Conference standings with a 7-3 record.

Rocky Mountain comes in at the No. 15 spot this week, climbing from No. 18. Rocky’s ascension comes on the heels of a 3-1 two weeks, with wins over Lewis-Clark State College, Montana Tech and Carroll. Rocky lost to Montana Western, arguably the hottest team in the Frontier right now. Rocky, like Carroll, is also tied atop the rankings with a 7-3 record in conference.

University of Providence fell in this week’s rankings, but still claimed a Top 25 spot. The Argonauts came in at No. 18 this week, down from their No. 15 spot. Providence also went 2-2 since the last Top 25, defeating Montana State-Northern and Lewis-Clark State College but losing to Montana Tech and Montana Western.

Montana Western clawed its way back into the Top 25 after falling out two weeks ago. The Bulldogs are on a five game winning streak and have taken down each of the top teams in the Frontier recently.

Lewis-Clark State College fell from the rankings entirely. After hugging a No. 23-spot two weeks ago, the Warriors went 1-3 in conference and haven’t been able to pull through with a win against a quality opponent in the Frontier since Nov. 11 when they defeated Montana Western. The Warriors still received votes. 

The rest of the Top 25 is below.

2017-18 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 4 (Jan. 30)

11Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)[9] 19-2219
24Shawnee State (Ohio) 20-3212
33Campbellsville (Ky.) 20-3205
45Oklahoma City 18-3198
56MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 17-3188
68Wayland Baptist (Texas) 16-3177
612Westmont (Calif.) 13-5177
82Vanguard (Calif.) 14-3173
98Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 17-4166
107Benedictine (Kan.) 17-4156
1011Columbia (Mo.) 17-5156
1213Baker (Kan.) 18-4139
1310Carroll (Mont.) 15-6132
1417Lyon (Ark.) 17-3126
1518Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 17-3120
1615Menlo (Calif.) 17-4109
1719LSU Shreveport (La.) 21-199
1815Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 16-695
1914Providence (Mont.) 16-593
2022Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 19-488
2121Dillard (La.) 16-374
2120Bethel (Tenn.) 14-774
2324Arizona Christian 16-465
24NRMontana Western 16-663
2525Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 14-657

Dropped from the rankings: No. 23 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)

Others receiving votes: The Master's (Calif.) 41, Science and Arts (Okla.) 30, Loyola (La.) 27, Central Methodist (Mo.) 26, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 8, John Brown (Ark.) 5, Cumberland (Tenn.) 5, Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 3