The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association had five schools ranked in the top 25, including Truman State and Central Missouri.  In fact, the MIAA as a whole was well represented in Division II rankings.

Washburn (38-4, 12-1 MIAA), an NCAA Division II semifinalist last season, was ranked behind only defending national champion Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.). The defending MIAA champion, Truman (36-6, 12-1 MIAA), was right behind the Lady Blues with a No. 3 national ranking.  Central Missouri (31-7, 9-4 MIAA) comes in at No. 13 and Pittsburg State (26-9, 8-5 MIAA) getting ranked 17th by the panel of 36 coaches.

MIAA newcomer Nebraska-Omaha (17-9, 8-4 North Central Conference), a regional qualifier last season, was the only other conference school to receive votes on at least two ballots.

The Truman Bulldogs open at the Missouri S&T Middle of Everywhere Classic on August 29th.  The UCM Jennies begin their 33rd and final season under the guidance of Peggy Martin with a trip to Alaska-Anchorage Aug. 28.