• The Top 25 Poll with RPI and SOS added in

2021-22 NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll Five (January 26, 2022)

RANKLAST WEEKSCHOOL [1st Place Votes]RECORDRPISOS
12William Penn (Iowa) [14]19-1538
23Talladega (Ala.) [3]17-111137
31Loyola (La.) [3]17-14116
45Oklahoma Wesleyan21-110127
57Indiana Wesleyan19-312
64William Jessup (Calif.)21-2124
710Thomas More (Ky.)17-2860
88Arizona Christian20-325151
912SAGU (Texas)16-325113
1013College of Idaho18-31474
1114LSU Alexandria (La.)13-140204
126Carroll (Mont.)19-322166
1317Georgetown (Ky.)16-231171
149Grace (Ind.)18-4330
1515Science & Arts (Okla.)16-4724
1621Saint Francis (Ind.)18-468
1718Hope International (Calif.)16-41891
1824Southeastern (Fla.)18-322120
19RVOlivet Nazarene (Ill.)18-3838
20RVMontana Tech18-557158
21RVFaulkner (Ala.)15-41270
2222IU South Bend (Ind.)15-344162
23RVBethel (Kan.)17-42074
2416Marian (Ind.)14-427120
25NRBriar Cliff (Iowa)14-6309

Dropped from the Top 25: Concordia (Neb.), WVU Tech (W.Va.), Jamestown (N.D.), Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), Xavier (La.)

Others Receiving Votes: Alice Lloyd (Ky.) 128; Concordia (Neb.) 73; Oregon Tech 68; WVU Tech (W.Va.) 45; Tennessee Southern 40; Stillman (Ala.) 38; Florida College 26; Southwestern (Kan.) 26; Indiana Tech 23; Jamestown (N.D.) 20; Northwestern (Iowa) 16; Evangel (Mo.) 10; Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 7; LSU Shreveport (La.) 7; Texas A&M Texarkana 6; Missouri Baptist 6 ; Texas Wesleyan 4; IU Kokomo (Ind.) 3.


  • Top 25 Breakdown
    • 13 of the 21 leagues are representing inside the Top 25.
    • Three leagues have at least 3 teams inside the Top 25.
      • Crossroads League (4)
        • #5 Indiana Wesleyan, # 14 Grace, # 16 St Francis, #24 Marian
        • Golden State Athletic Conference (3)
          • #6 William Jessup, #8 Arizona Christian, #17 Hope International
      • Southern States Athletic Association (3)
        • #2 Talladega, #3 Loyola, #21 Faulkner
    • Conference Top 25 Voting Breakdown:
      • AMC: rv Missouri Baptist
      • AAC: NONE
      • CalPac: NONE
      • Cascade: #10 College of Idaho, rv Oregon Tech, rv Lewis-Clark St
      • CCAC: #19 Olivet Nazarene, #22 IU South Bend
      • CAC: rv Florida College
      • Crossroads: #5 Indiana Wesleyan, #14 Grace, #16 Saint Francis (IN) , #24 Marian
      • Frontier: #12 Carroll, #20 Montana Tech
      • GCAC: NONE
      • GPAC: #24 Briar Cliff, rv Concordia (NE), rv Jamestown (ND), rv Northwestern (IA)
      • GSAC: #6 William Jessup, #8 Arizona Christian, #17 Hope International
      • Heart: #1 William Penn, rv Evangel
      • KCAC: #4 Oklahoma Wesleyan, #23 Bethel (KS), rv Southwestern
      • Mid-South: #7 Thomas More, #13 Georgetown, rv UT Southern
      • NSAA: NONE
      • RRAC: #11 LSU Alexandria, rv LSU Shreveport, rv Tx A&M Texarkana
      • RSC: rv Alice Lloyd, rv WVU Tech, rv IU Kokomo
      • SAC: #9 SAGU, #15 Science & Arts, rv Texas Wesleyan
      • SSAC: #2 Talladega, #3 Loyola, #21 Faulkner, rv Stillman
      • The Sun: #18 Southeastern (FL)
      • WHAC: rv Indiana Tech
    • William Penn (IA) is the NAIA’s new #1 team in the country. Making the move up from #2. The Statesmen get 14 of the 20 1st place votes.
    • 5 New teams jump into the NAIA Top 25. Making the biggest jump was Olivet Nazarene to #19.
    • #20 Montana Tech, #21 Faulkner, #23 Bethel (KS) and #25 Briar Cliff all join ONU as teams who weren’t in the Top 25 in the last poll.
    • Dropping out of the poll this week was Concordia (NE), WVU Tech, Jamestown (ND), Lewis-Clark St (ID) and Xavier (LA).
    • Thomas More (KY) comes in at #7 in the poll. It is their highest ever ranking in program history.
  • Top 25 Notes
    • William Penn has two monster road trips this week and will be on a bus for nearly 19 hours once they return back home on Saturday night. The 1st one is tonight against a very tough Peru St squad that had Penn on the ropes earlier this season. They will travel to rv Evangel on Saturday.
    • #10 College of Idaho and #11 LSU Alexandria both went down last night. Those games weren’t calculated into these rankings. By the looks of it, neither was #13 Georgetown’s home loss to #7 Thomas More on Monday.
    • Speaking of #7 Thomas More, they have a big Mid-South road game @ rv UT Southern on Thursday. A game for 1st place in the MSC!
    • Thursday night also will bring us a Top 25 showdown as #4 Oklahoma Wesleyan heads to #23 Bethel (KS).
    • #23 Bethel (KS) has won 12 straight games after a bit of a slow start to the year.
    • #25 Briar Cliff finally sneaks into the poll. The leaders of the GPAC have a tough road matchup tonight with Midland.
    • Alice Lloyd, unofficially #26, is 19-0 on the season. They have the nations longest win streak going.
    • More of the Top Saturday Showdowns to look out for:
      • #5 Indiana Wesleyan hosts #16 St Francis
      • #17 Hope International heads to #8 Arizona Christian
      • rv Stillman heads to #21 Faulkner,
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