JACKSON, Tenn. - 3/1/2006 - The Union University men's and women's basketball teams continue their outstanding seasons as both are ranked in the Top-5 of the latest and final NAIA National Rankings of 2006. The women remain at No. 4, while the men moved up to No. 4 this week. Today's rankings mark the fifth time this season that both the men and women at Union have been in the Top-5 at the same time.
During this 2005-06 season, the Union basketball teams have been ranked in the Top-10 in 23 of the possible 24 polls.
The women have been ranked in the NAIA Top-10 in all 12 rankings with their highest being No. 2 and their lowest ranking being No. 8. They spent the most time (five weeks) in the No. 4 spot. Union started the season No. 4 in the pre-season poll and finished the season ranked No. 4 in the final poll.
On the season, Union's women are 7-4 versus teams ranked in the final Top-25. Of Union's five losses, four of them are to teams ranked in the Top-7 of the NAIA.
The Bulldogs were ranked in the Top-10 of the NAIA for 11 of the 12 rankings. Their highest ranking was a No. 1 ranking back on January 11. This marked the first No. 1 ranking in the history of Union's men's basketball. The No. 1 ranking was their highest on the season and a No. 17 ranking for one week was the lowest of the season. Union spent the most time at No. 5 and No. 9, three weeks each.
Union's men have a combined record of 5-3 versus teams ranked in the Top -10 in this final poll, including a 2-0 record versus the No. 1 team, Mountain State. Overall, Union is 8-4 versus teams ranking in the final Top-25.
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