NIACC (12-1 overall) was also No. 2 in the Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 polls. The Lady Trojans were No. 9 in the Oct. 26 preseason poll.
The NIACC women have not played since topping Dakota College-Bottineau 106-47 on Dec. 9 in Wapheton, N.D.
Monroe CC (N.Y.) is the top-ranked team for the third straight week with a record of 15-1.
Kirkwood (10-3) is ranked eighth in this week’s poll. Southeastern CC (11-3) is ranked 16th and DMACC (11-3) is ranked 17th.
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. 8 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, Cape Fear, Highland (Kan.), Kirkwod, Johnson County, Owens, Labette, Lake Michigan, Kankakee, North Arkansas, North Central (Mo.), Southeastern CC, DMACC, Lakeland, Louisburg, Bryant & Stratton (Wisconsin).
NIACC’S RECENT HISTORY IN THE POLLS
Dec. 19 – 2nd
Dec. 12 – 2nd
Dec. 5 – 2nd
Oct. 26 – 9th