WINFIELD, Kan. – After recording wins in four of its last five contests, the Southwestern College women's basketball team has made its way back onto the national radar. The Lady Builders received eight votes in the most recent NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, which was released Tuesday by NAIA officials.

After finishing the early portion of its Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference slate with wins over Ottawa and Bethany, Southwestern earned handed No. 19 College of the Ozarks an 81-63 win on Dec. 30 to complete the season sweep of the defending NAIA Div. II Runners-Up. The Lady Builders then split their games in last weekend's Bahama House Shootout in Daytona Beach, Fla., falling to the hosts from Embry-Riddle (71-63), before dispatching Warner with a 79-59 decision over the Royals.

Southwestern is the third representative of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference to appear in this week's national poll. Friends dropped three spots to No. 12 after losses to No. 3 Concordia (94-67) and Midland (72-50) last week. Kansas Wesleyan received 32 votes in this week's poll, and increase of 14 votes over the previous poll thanks to wins over York (76-52) and Peru State (69-61) at last weekend's KWU Coyote Classic, while the Lady Builders earned eight votes this week.

The Lady Builders will host No. 12 Friends on Thursday in the resumption of KCAC play. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. inside historic Stewart Field House.

2014-15 NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll (Jan. 6)

RANK

LAST WEEK^

SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)

2014-15 RECORD

TOTAL POINTS

1

1

Morningside (Iowa) (14)

18-0

374

2

2

Davenport (Mich.)

13-0

362

3

3

Concordia (Neb.)

16-1

350

4

4

Saint Xavier (Ill.)

13-2

338

5

6

Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)

13-2

326

6

5

Indiana Wesleyan

13-3

313

7

8

Saint Francis (Ind.)

12-4

297

8

11

Purdue Calumet (Ind.)

13-2

278

9

12

Marian (Ind.)

14-2

275

10

7

College of Saint Mary (Neb.)

11-3

266

11

13

Siena Heights (Mich.)

12-3

249

12

9

Friends (Kan.)

12-4

247

13

14

Menlo (Calif.)

11-3

217

14

17

Tennessee Wesleyan

13-1

214

15

10

Jamestown (N.D.)

10-5

211

16

15

Southern Oregon

13-2

187

17

20

Oklahoma Wesleyan

13-2

181

18

16

Huntington (Ind.)

13-3

176

19

23

Hastings (Neb.)

11-5

161

20

19

College of the Ozarks (Mo.)

9-5

130

21

RV

Asbury (Ky.)

12-2

113

22

18

St. Ambrose (Iowa)

8-4

95

23

25

Mayville State (N.D.)

9-3

88

24

RV

Eastern Oregon

13-4

80

25

22

Point Park (Pa.)

12-2

74

Others Receiving Votes: Robert Morris (Ill.) 72; Briar Cliff (Iowa) 71; Webber International (Fla.) 48;Union (Ky.) 43; Kansas Wesleyan 32; Oregon Tech 15; Madonna (Mich.) 9; Southwestern (Kan.) 8; Haskell (Kan.) 8; Ashford (Iowa) 6; Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 6; Bryan (Tenn.) 4; Valley City State (N.D.) 3.