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Union women No. 1, men No. 17 in latest NAIA polls

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - 1/25/2011 - The Union (Tenn.) University basketball teams are ranked in the top-25 of the latest NAIA rankings. The Union women are No. 1 for the 42nd straight poll, while the men come in at No. 17.

Despite going 2-0 on the week, winning their fifth straight and winning 14 of their last 15 games, the Union men dropped from No. 16 to No. 17 in the most recent poll. Union’s men are in a three-way tie for first place in the TranSouth with No. 8 Martin Methodist (Tenn.) and Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.), who is receiving votes. All three teams sit with one loss in league play.

The Union women have been No. 1 for an NAIA record 42 straight polls, dating back to the preseason poll of 2007. Union is a perfect 20-0 on the season and 7-0 in the TranSouth. No. 4 Freed-Hardeman and No. 8 Bethel (Tenn.) are just one game back in the standings with one loss. Union has won 25 straight games overall dating back to last season. Union has also won 58 straight TranSouth regular season games and 42 straight regular season games overall. Union is just one win shy of tying the Union record of 43 straight regular season wins.

Up next for the two teams will be a road game at Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) on Thursday, January 27 to close out the first half of the conference season. Union has won 25 straight road games.

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Related Item(s):

NAIA Women's Rankings
NAIA Men's Rankings


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