KANSAS CITY, Mo. - 12/1/2008 - The Union University Lady Bulldogs remain the No. 1 team in the NAIA according to the latest national rankings. Union earned all 10 first place votes with their 11-0 record to start the season. This marks 13 straight NAIA polls in which Union has been No. 1.
The Union Lady Bulldogs, 11-0 on the season, are 5-0 versus teams ranked in the current top-25. Union is also 3-0 versus teams in the current top-10 (at No. 2 Vanguard, vs. No. 4 Azusa Pacific, vs. No. 10 St. Xavier), with all three wins coming by an average of 26.6 points per game.
Currently, Union's women are on a 41 game regular season winning streak. The Lady Bulldogs have won 67 of their last 70 games, including 46 of their last 47 contests. Union, the two-time defending TranSouth Champions, will open their conference season on Thursday, Dec. 4 when they play host to Bethel (Tenn.) College at 6:00 pm.
The Union men used a 3-1 record versus teams in the preseason top-10 to jump from No. 12 to No. 6. Union is currently 3-1 against teams in the rankings released today, with numerous contests versus ranked teams to come in the next two weeks.
Union's men open their TranSouth season on Thursday against Bethel, who is receiving votes in the rankings. After that, Union will play at No. 12 Georgetown (Ky.) College and then against Campbellsville (Ky.) University who is also receiving votes.
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