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Final rankings before National Tournament


@SOURaiders @souwbb

The final edition of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll comes out today. Previously #5 SOU’s standing will determine their seeding in the National Championship Tournament. According to Massey, the Raiders are #3. Whether they end up #2, #3, or #4 in the coaches’ poll won’t matter as all of those positions will receive a #1 seed. Marian was just behind the Raiders in the last poll, but they, like the teams ranked #2, #3, and #4, were unable to defend their conference titles in their conference tournaments. Therefore, they won’t be slipping by the Raiders as Southern Oregon moves up in the rankings. Only SOU and Morningside (of the teams in the top six) were able to win their conference tourneys. The Raiders are the only team with only one loss. Morningside is the only team with two losses. According to Massey, Morningside had a more difficult schedule.

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The SOU men will also be in the national tourney. They will likely be a #4 or #5 seed. Last year they went in with an even lower seeding and made it to the Elite Eight.

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Kenny Meyer

Second half of conference play

Tiani Bradford

@SOURaiders @souwbb @Tiani_Bradford

SOU’s basketball teams have now played each team in the Cascade Conference once. They will play them all again before the regular season is over.

Despite Saturday’s loss to Eastern Oregon University, the 16-1 women’s team is in a good position. They will face second place EOU and third place OIT at home in the second half. Massey has them as an 81-100% favorite in each of their remaining, regular-season games. Massey has them at #8, while the coaches have the Lady Raiders at #11. If they can win their final 10 games, and win the conference tournament (which will be in Ashland if they continue winning), they should have no problem getting back into the coaches’ top 8. A final ranking between four and eight means a #2 seeding in the national tournament. A #1 seeding (by virtue of a final ranking in the coaches’ poll between one and four) is unlikely after the loss to EOU.

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Kenny Meyer

The men will need a better second half to win the conference, and it won’t be easy. They are currently in second place, but they must face Northwest Christian, Corban, and Warner Pacific on the road in the second half. At least they get Oregon Tech at home. Still, it will be difficult to make it through the conference with fewer than 4 or 5 losses.

Both teams will be at home (Ashland High School) this coming Saturday and Sunday.