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NAIA basketball polls: Tiger teams both ranked nationally

The Dakota Wesleyan University basketball teams are both ranked in the top 25 of the latest NAIA Division II polls.

The DWU women dropped three spots to No. 9 in the latest poll. The Tiger men are No. 20 and are back in the top 25 after falling out of the rankings on Nov. 28.

The Tiger basketball teams host Briar Cliff on Saturday at 4 and 6 p.m. in a Great Plains Athletic Conference doubleheader at the Corn Palace. The Briar Cliff men are ranked No. 5 in the latest poll. DWU and Briar Cliff are two of four GPAC men's teams in the top 25. No. 10 Morningside College and No. 11 Northwestern College are also ranked nationally.

DWU is one of five GPAC women's teams in the top 25. No. 2 Concordia University, No. 6 Morningside College, No. 16 Hastings College and No. 18 Northwestern College also made the top 25.

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