Siloam Springs, Ark. (October 19, 2011) - The John Brown University women's basketball team was picked fifth in the SAC after receiving 73 votes in Preseason Sooner Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll released on Monday.
The Lady Golden Eagles finished last season 20-12 overall and fifth in the SAC with a 14-8 record. JBU also made their third trip in school history to the NAIA Women's National Tournament.
Oklahoma City was the runaway winner in the poll, collecting nine of 12 first-place votes and coming away with 119 points in the poll.
Southern Nazarene got the remaining three first-place votes and finished second in the balloting with 113 points. Lubbock Christian was third on all but three ballots and finished third in the voting at 100. Rogers State rounded out the top four with 78 points.
The middle four starts with a tie for fifth place between John Brown and Wayland Baptist, each with 73 points. Oklahoma Baptist is picked seventh at 66 and Oklahoma Christian is ranked eighth in the poll with 60 points.
Mid-America Christian is ranked ninth with 41 points, followed by Science and Arts of Oklahoma in 10th at 26, Northwestern Oklahoma State in 11th with 24 points and St. Gregory’s with 19 points.
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