MASON CITY - The NIACC women's basketball team is ranked fourth in the NJCAA Division II poll released Tuesday.
NIACC (10-3 overall, 1-0 ICCAC) was No. 10 in the preseason poll and held down the No. 3 spot in the three December polls.
Since the last poll, the Lady Trojans topped Bryant & Stratton (77-70) and Parkland (88-76) and dropped a 84-77 decision to No. 2 Illinois Central at the Illinois Central Cougar Holiday Tournament in late December.
Johnson County CC is ranked No. 1 in the first poll of 2019. Kirkwood is ranked No. 10 and Iowa Lakes is receiving votes.
NIACC owns a victory over Illinois Central (95-89 in overtime) at the Konigsmark Klassic in the season opener for both teams. The Lady Trojans have lost to No. 1 Johnson County (82-74).
NIACC returns to action Wednesday at home against Iowa Central in an ICCAC contest. Game time is slated for 5:30 p.m. in the NIACC gym.
NJCAA Division II poll (Jan. 8, 2018)
Johnson County, Illinois Central, Highland (Kan.), NIACC, Kansas City (Kan.), Moraine Valley, North Arkansas, Union County, Monroe CC, Kirkwood, Lake Land, Lincoln Land, Mid-Michigan, Chandler-Gilbert, Sinclair, St. Louis, Bryant & Stratton (Virginia), Niagara County, Fort Scott, South Suburban.
NIACC women's 2018-19 season (10-3 overall)
NIACC 95, Illinois Central 89 (OT)
NIACC 109, Bay College 74
NIACC 111, Marshalltown CC 65
NIACC 126, RCTC 86
Trinity Valley CC 78, NIACC 73
Johnson County CC 82, NIACC 74
NIACC 120, Kalamazoo Valley CC 71
NIACC 117, Bryant & Stratton 95
NIACC 79, Northeast CC 68
NIACC 113, Southwestern 92
NIACC 77, Bryant & Stratton 70
Illinois Central 84, NIACC 77
NIACC 88, Parkland 76
NIACC's 2018-19 season in the polls
Oct. 29 - 10th
Dec. 4 - 3rd
Dec. 11 - 3rd
Dec. 18 - 3rd
Jan. 8 - 4th
NIACC's 2017-18 season in the polls
Feb. 21 - 13th
Feb. 13 - 13th
Feb. 6 - 15th
Jan. 30 - 16th
Jan. 23 - 10th
Jan. 17 - 7th
Jan. 9 - 10th
Dec. 19 - 2nd
Dec. 12 - 2nd
Dec. 5 - 2nd
Oct. 26 - 9th