Bison Hold Seventh, Women Dip to 12th

January 11, 2005


In the NAIA Top 25 released Jan. 11, the Bison stayed at seventh, thanks in part to their convincing win over Oklahoma City University on Saturday, bouncing back from a one-point loss. OBU lost 16 poll points from last week, but held the spot amid a reshuffling of the Top 20, which saw last week's previous No. 1, Concordia, drop to 12th while Biola jumped to sixth from 13th.

Oklahoma City's men, despite the loss, cracked the Top 25 at No. 19, thanks to a win over previous No. 3 Oklahoma Christian. The Eagles dropped from third to fourth. Lubbock Christian, with two losses on the week, dropped from 15th to 24th.

The OBU women had no trouble with St. Gregory's on Thursday and stayed within a dozen points of OCU despite 33 turnovers. Still, the OBU women dipped six places, losing 61 poll points. Oklahoma City, leapt to No. 8 from 16th. OBU's drop matched the largest fall of the week while the Stars made the biggest jump.

The OBU teams travel to Texas for games at Wayland Baptist on Thursday and Lubbock Christian on Saturday, beginning a four-game string of road games.