2021-22 NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll Six (February 9, 2022)

11William Penn (Iowa) [17]23-1338
23Loyola (La.) [3]21-16154
35Indiana Wesleyan23-311
46William Jessup (Calif.)24-228
52Talladega (Ala.)21-212154
64Oklahoma Wesleyan24-210132
78Arizona Christian24-315125
87Thomas More (Ky.)20-3447
910College of Idaho22-41892
1015Science & Arts (Okla.)20-4621
1112Carroll (Mont.)23-315122
1213Georgetown (Ky.)21-31387
1319Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)22-3867
1420Montana Tech22-528119
1516Saint Francis (Ind.)20-659
169SAGU (Texas)17-52562
1724Marian (Ind.)18-41755
1821Faulkner (Ala.)19-5938
1918Southeastern (Fla.)20-524125
2022IU South Bend (Ind.)19-436183
2117Hope International (Calif.)18-62958
2225Briar Cliff (Iowa)17-7256
23RVTexas A&M Texarkana14-445144
2423Bethel (Kan.)20-62055
25RVIU Kokomo (Ind.)23-345200

Dropped from the Top 25: Grace (Ind.), LSU Alexandria (La.)

Others Receiving Votes: Concordia (Neb.) 72, Florida College 69, LSU Shreveport (La.) 67, Indiana Tech 64, Grace (Ind.) 63, Oregon Tech 58, Stillman (Ala.) 44, Missouri Baptist 31, LSU Alexandria (La.) 27, Southwestern (Kan.) 22, Jamestown (N.D.) 17, Evangel (Mo.) 11, Xavier (La.) 7, Tennessee Southern 7, Texas Wesleyan 5, WVU Tech (W.Va.) 5, Central Methodist (Mo.) 3, Northwestern (Iowa) 3, Alice Lloyd (Ky.) 3.

Top 25 Breakdown

  • As it goes every week, the raters had their rankings in before some of the Top 25 teams lost this week.
  • Here are the losses that aren’t factored in:
    • #3 Indiana Wesleyan lost at home last night to Huntington
    • #15 St Francis (IN) lost by 31pts last night to #17 Marian.
    • #22 Briar Cliff lost to Peru State.
    • #23 Texarkana lost to Wiley.
  • William Penn remains #1 in the newest poll. They pick up 3 more 1st place votes to garner 17 of the 20 1st place votes. Loyola picked up the remaining 3-1st place votes.
  • Just two newcomers added to the poll this week as IU Kokomo and Texarkana jump in to replace LSU Alexandria and Grace inside the Top 25.
  • 14 of the 21 leagues are representing inside the Top 25.
    • Three leagues have at least 3 teams inside the Top 25.
      • Crossroads League (3)
        • #3 Indiana Wesleyan, #15 St Francis, #17 Marian
      • Golden State Athletic Conference (3)
        • #6 William Jessup, #7 Arizona Christian, #21 Hope International
      • Southern States Athletic Association (3)
        • #3 Loyola, #5 Talladega #18 Faulkner
  • Conference Top 25 Voting Breakdown:
  • AMC: rv Missouri Baptist
  • CalPac: NONE
  • Cascade: #9 College of Idaho, rv Oregon Tech
  • CCAC: #13 Olivet Nazarene, #20 IU South Bend
  • CAC: rv Florida College
  • Crossroads: #3 Indiana Wesleyan, #15 Saint Francis (IN) , #17 Marian, rv Grace
  • Frontier: #11 Carroll, #14 Montana Tech
  • GPAC: #22 Briar Cliff, rv Concordia (NE), rv Jamestown (ND), rv Northwestern (IA)
  • GSAC: #4 William Jessup, #7 Arizona Christian, #21 Hope International
  • Heart: #1 William Penn, rv Evangel, rv Central Methodist
  • KCAC: #6 Oklahoma Wesleyan, #24 Bethel (KS), rv Southwestern
  • Mid-South: #8 Thomas More, #12 Georgetown, rv UT Southern
  • RRAC: #23 Tx A&M Texarkana, rv LSU Shreveport, rv LSU Alexandria, rv Xavier
  • RSC: #25 IU Kokomo, rv Alice Lloyd, rv WVU Tech
  • SAC: #10 Science & Arts, #16 SAGU, rv Texas Wesleyan
  • SSAC: #2 Loyola, #5 Talladega, #18 Faulkner, rv Stillman
  • The Sun: #19 Southeastern (FL)
  • WHAC: rv Indiana Tech
  • Other Notes
    • Just 1 more poll remains after this one. It will be posted on February 23rd.
    • Some big games are on the slate over the next two weeks. Here are the biggest ones ahead for this week:
      • Thursday February 9th
        • #14 Montana Tech @ #11 Carroll – For the Frontier League Regular Season Championship.
        • #12 Georgetown @ rv UT Southern – G’Town is trying to set up a MSC Title game with Thomas More next week.
        • #4 William Jessup @ #7 Arizona Christian – For a GSAC Regular Season Title.
      • Saturday, February 12th
        • #17 Marian @ Huntington – Huntington has gone big game hunting lately, knocking off a pair of Top 25 teams to most likely get them inside the Field of 64. Marian is in a battle to lock up the 2-seed in the CL Tournament.
        • #2 Loyola hosts #5 Talladega – These two teams play twice within a week period. Game 1 is in Loyola and you can expect a BIG one!
        • rv Jamestown @ #22 Briar Cliff – Briar Cliff is coming off a non-conf loss to Peru State, but the Chargers continue to lead the GPAC Standings and if they want to win a title, they need to win this one!
        • Paul Quinn @ #22 Texas A&M Texarkana
          • The best record in the RRAC belongs to Paul Quinn. Since they don’t qualify for post season play, they are putting all of their eggs into a regular season RRAC Title. Texarkana however does qualify for post season play, and are fighting for the 1-seed in the RRAC Tournament.

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