MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team remained fourth in the NJCAA Division II poll released Wednesday.
It is the 27th straight poll that the NIACC women have been ranked in the top 10. The Lady Trojans have been ranked in the top five in 18 of those 27 polls.
The last time NIACC was not ranked in the top 10 was the 2013-14 preseason poll (Oct. 28, 2013) when the Lady Trojans were not ranked.
Johnson County CC (10-0) is ranked No. 1. Kirkwood is ranked sixth, DMACC (7-2) is 11th and Southeastern (9-1) is 15th.
NIACC (7-4) returns to action Dec. 28 at the Illinois Central holiday tournament. The Lady Trojans play Cincinnati State CC in the opening round of the eight-team tournament that has four teams ranked in the top 10 of the NJCAA Division II poll.
Other ranked teams in the Illinois Central tournament are No. 3 Schoolcraft College (5-0), No. 5 Illinois Central and No. 6 Kirkwood.
NJCAA Division II poll
Johnson County CC, Monroe CC, Schoolcraft College, NIACC, Illinois Central, Kirkwood, Owens CC, Kansas City (Kansas), Highland, Pima CC, DMACC, Bryant & Stratton, Kankakee, Lake Michigan, Southeastern, Danville Area, Niagra County, Black Hawk-East, Kalamazoo Valley, North Arkansas.
NIACC’s 2015-16 season (7-4 overall)
NIACC 76, NDSCS 51
NIACC 98, Williston State College 77
NIACC 84, Illinois Central 76 (OT)
NIACC 87, Lake Land College 73
Illinois Central 86, NIACC 75
Parkland College 84, NIACC 71
NIACC 83, RCTC 61
State Fair CC 83, NIACC 81
NIACC 131, Kennedy King College 71
NIACC 74, Marshalltown CC 46
Iowa Western 81, NIACC 74