Despite losses, Lady Eagles remain in NCCAA top 10 for 3rd straight week

Skyler Newberry and the OC Lady Eagles remained in the NCCAA top 10 for the third straight week.
Skyler Newberry and the OC Lady Eagles remained in the NCCAA top 10 for the third straight week.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Feb. 12, 2014) – A pair of road losses last week hurt Oklahoma Christian’s stock a bit but the Lady Eagles remained in the National Christian College Athletic Association top 10, which was released Wednesday.

OC (12-10) dropped three spots to No. 10 in the rankings, which are based on the Burbridge Power Rating, a formula used by the national organization to seed regional and national tournaments. OC’s current Burbridge Rating is 7.167, down from 7.395 the previous week.

OC lost at Texas-Permian Basin and Lubbock Christian (Texas) last week. The Lady Eagles’ home win over McMurry (Texas) on Monday wasn’t included in the calculations for this week’s rankings.

The Lady Eagles had spent two weeks at No. 7 before dropping this week. OC remains the only Central Region team in the NCCAA rankings, although Southern Nazarene, Mid-America Christian and Colorado Christian are just outside the top 10.

The top 10 consists of Campbellsville (Ky.), Lee (Tenn.), Union (Tenn.), Hope International (Calif.), Indiana Wesleyan, Azusa Pacific (Calif.), Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.), Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.), Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) and OC.

The Lady Eagles have two more games this week, hosting Heartland Conference rivals Rogers State on Thursday night and Arkansas-Fort Smith on Saturday afternoon, respectively.