2022-23 NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll Two (November 30, 2022)
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL [1ST Place Votes]||RECORD|
|1||2||Thomas More (Ky.) ||6-0|
|4||4||College of Idaho||5-1|
|16||12||Wayland Baptist (Texas)||5-1|
|20||10||LSU Shreveport (La.)||4-2|
|22||RV||MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)||6-1|
|25||13||William Penn (Iowa)||5-2|
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)
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.
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.
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
AAC – (17) Union (KY)
CAC – (11) Florida College
CALPAC – None
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
|1. Thomas More||3. Arizona Christian||6. Jamestown||8. Oklahoma Wesleyan||11. Florida College||7. Faulkner|
|2. Grace||4. College of Idaho||19. Concordia (NE)||10. Southwestern (KS)||15. Langston||17. Union|
|5. Marian||12. Montana Tech||13. Evangel||16. Wayland Baptist|
|9. Georgetown||23. Carroll||17. Kansas Wesleyan||20. LSU Shreveport|
|14. Indiana Tech||22. MidAmerica Nazarene|
|21. Indiana Wesleyan||25. William Penn|