Lubbock Christian University’s Women’s Basketball team has earned the top spot in the NAIA Pre-season poll. The LCU Lady Chaps are No. 1 for the first time in school history and are in their ninth consecutive Top 10 ranking in the pre-season poll.

The Lady Chaps finished last season in the Fab Four with a record of 28-6 and a No. 3 final ranking. LCU opens the season November 1st hosting Texas-Permian Basin at 7pm.

2012-13 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll - (Oct. 23)

RANK LAST TIME^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2011-12 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 3 Lubbock Christian (Texas) (9) 28-6 280
2 6 Shawnee State (Ohio) 28-6 269
3 5 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) (2) 28-6 266
4 13 Vanguard (Calif.) 23-7 251
5 15 Westminster (Utah) 23-9 240
6 11 Georgetown (Ky.) 24-10 236
7 4 Westmont (Calif.) 31-4 229
8 21 Rogers State (Okla.) 22-12 216
9 10 Lee (Tenn.) 30-4 209
10 1 Oklahoma City 35-1 196
11 16 Xavier (La.) 26-9 192
12 20 Biola (Calif.) 23-11 174
13 25 Campbellsville (Ky.) 20-13 171
14 8 Langston (Okla.) 30-4 168
T15 12 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 29-5 154
T15 22 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 25-9 154
17 RV Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 20-13 135
18 8 Cumberlands (Ky.) 28-4 120
19 RV LSU Shreveport (La.) 25-9 116
20 24 Avila (Mo.) 22-11 106
21 RV Columbia (Mo.) 24-10 101
22 NR Bethel (Tenn.) 15-17 75
23 RV William Woods (Mo.) 23-10 73
24 RV Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 26-8 71
25 NR Faulkner (Ala.) 20-10 51