Lady Panthers Stay Nation’s #1 Team

by Ed Beach

The Drury Lady Panthers are 19-0, 10-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, and are ranked number one for the 10th consecutive week in NCAA-II.

Drury owns the top spot again in the national coaches poll and received 20 first-place votes. Ashland (19-0) picked up the other three first-place votes and is ranked second while Grand Valley State (18-1) is third. Texas A&M-Commerce (19-0) is fourth this week while Indiana (Pa.) is ranked fifth.

With Ashland second and Grand Valley State third, the Midwest Region owns the top three positions in the national poll for the second straight week.

This week’s poll marks the 105th consecutive week the Lady Panthers have been in the top 25, the longest such streak in the nation. It is their 43rd straight week in the top 10, and their 10th week in a row at number one dating back to the NCAA-II preseason poll in October.

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