Coaches Poll

2022-23 NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll Two (November 30, 2022)

12Thomas More (Ky.) [21]6-0
23Grace (Ind.)8-0
31Arizona Christian6-1
44College of Idaho5-1
56Marian (Ind.)9-0
65Jamestown (N.D.)7-1
79Faulkner (Ala.)8-0
87Oklahoma Wesleyan7-1
98Georgetown (Ky.)8-1
1011Southwestern (Kan.)7-1
1121Florida College10-1
1218Montana Tech8-1
1322Evangel (Mo.)6-1
1417Indiana Tech7-1
15RVLangston (Okla.)6-0
1612Wayland Baptist (Texas)5-1
1719Union (Ky.)8-1
1824Kansas Wesleyan6-0
1923Concordia (Neb.)6-1
2010LSU Shreveport (La.)4-2
2114Indiana Wesleyan5-3
22RVMidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)6-1
2316Carroll (Mont.)4-1
2420Cumberland (Tenn.)5-2
2513William Penn (Iowa)5-2

For Comparison

NAIA Hoops Report – NAIA Hoops Report Top 25

Longest active Top 25 streaks:

No. 21 Indiana Wesleyan – 108 straight polls (January 23rd, 2012)

No. 25 William Penn – 62 straight polls (October 27th, 2015)

No. 5 Marian (IN) – 35 straight polls (January 23rd, 2018)

No. 3 Arizona Chrisitan – 20 straight polls (February 5th, 2020)

Who’s New?

Langston (OK) – One of the biggest jumps in the polls, from NR all the way up to No. 15. The Lions, a team we have been high on since the preseason. It’s a bit of a unique situation for a team that was 1-27 last season. Coach Chris Wright and staff was hired on from National Runner-Up, Talladega, and have turned Langston into a real force!

MidAmerica Nazarene (KS) – At 6-1, the Pioneers have had a good start to the season. Thier only loss is to No. 8 Oklahoma Wesleyan. They do have a win against previously ranked Science & Arts (OK),but are still looking for a signature win. They will have two opportunities to do just that, before the break, as they head to No. 13 Evangel (MO) next week, and then finish the semester off hosting No. 25 William Penn.

Who’s Out?

William Jessup (CA) – A team that reached the NAIA Quarterfinals last season and returned a lot of its top end talent. The Warriors still aren’t full strength, but more importantly their role players are still trying to find their way. At 5-5 they will need to regroup quick, as the GSAC is as tough as usual and only six teams are making the GSAC tournament this season.

Xavier (LA) – One of the better defensive teams in the NAIA. The loss to Dillard last week ultimately knocked them out of the Top 25, as they were at 25 in the last polls. The Gold Rush start a four-game road trip this week.

Biggest Movers

Langston – Went from RV (34th) to 15th.

Florida College – Moves up 10 spots from 21st to 11th.

Evangel – Moves up 9 spots from 22nd to 13th.

Montana Tech – Moves up 6 spots from 18th to 12th.

Breakdown By Conference

AMC– None

AAC – (17) Union (KY)

CAC – (11) Florida College


CASCADE – (4) College of Idaho

CCAC – None

CROSSROADS – (2) Grace (IN), (5) Marian (IN), (21) Indiana Wesleyan

FRONTIER – (12) Montana Tech, (23) Carroll (MT)

GSAC – (3) Arizona Christian

GPAC – (6) Jamestown (ND), (19) Concordia (NE)

GCAC – None

HEART – (13) Evangel (MO), (22) MidAmerica Nazarene (KS), (25) William Penn (IA)

KCAC – (8) Oklahoma Wesleyan, (10) Southwestern (KS), (18) Kansas Wesleyan

MID-SOUTH – (1) Thomas More (KY), (9) Georgetown (KY), (24) Cumberland (TN)

NSAA – None

RRAC – (20) LSU Shreveport

RSC – None

SAC – (15) Langston (OK), (16) Wayland Baptist

SSAC – (7) Faulkner

SUN – None

WHAC – (14) Indiana Tech

ARC Breakdown

1. Thomas More3. Arizona Christian6. Jamestown8. Oklahoma Wesleyan11. Florida College7. Faulkner
2. Grace4. College of Idaho19. Concordia (NE)10. Southwestern (KS)15. Langston17. Union
5. Marian12. Montana Tech13. Evangel16. Wayland Baptist
9. Georgetown23. Carroll17. Kansas Wesleyan20. LSU Shreveport
14. Indiana Tech22. MidAmerica Nazarene
21. Indiana Wesleyan25. William Penn
24. Cumberland

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.