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Tigers Open Season Ranked in Top 25

The Tiger women's basketball team looks to live up to, and possibly exceed, the expectations set forth today with the announcement of the preseason NAIA poll.  The Doane women will begin the season ranked No. 25 in NAIA Division II.  The release of the poll is one of the first signs that the season is nearing it's start.

Doane opens the season on November 4 in Omaha as they face College of St. Mary.  The home opener is set for November 7 when the Tigers host Kansas Wesleyan University.

Doane's schedule will not be easy as 13 of the 30 games are against teams either ranked or receiving votes in the NAIA Division I and II polls.  Doane will have to protect their home court as six of those games will take place in Crete.  Within the conference the Tigers host No. 1 Morningside College on February 7, No. 2 Hastings on February 18 and No. 7 Concordia on December 3.  Defending NAIA Division II champion Northwestern, ranked No. 14, comes to Crete on January 10.