NIACC (12-1 overall) was also No. 2 in the Dec. 5 poll. The Lady Trojans topped NDSCS (a NJCAA Division I school) 78-77 in overtime and Dakota College-Bottineau 106-47 at the NDSCS Circle of Nations Classic in Wapheton, N.D. on Dec. 9-10.
Monroe CC (N.Y.) is the top-ranked team for the second straight week with a record of 14-1.
Kirkwood (9-2) is ranked sixth in this week’s poll. DMACC and Southeastern are two of eight teams receiving votes in this week’s poll.
NIACC returns to action Dec. 28 at the Illinois Central Cougar Holiday Tournament in Peoria, Ill. The Lady Trojans face Kalamazoo Valley CC at 4 p.m. in their first-round game of the annual eight-team tournament.
Four of the top 10 teams in the NJCAA Division II poll will be at the Illinois Central tournament. No. 5 Illinois Central, No. 6 Kirkwood and No. 10 Owens CC are also in the field.
NJCAA Division II women’s basketball poll
Monroe CC, NIACC, St. Louis, Pima, Illinois Central, Kirkwood, Highland (Kan.), Cape Fear, Johnson County, Owens, Labette, North Arkansas, Lake Michigan, Kankakee, North Central (Mo.), Lincoln, Kansas City (Kan.), Lakeland, Louisburg, Bryant & Stratton (Wisconsin).