2023 NAIA Bracketology Report

This is an updated bracket from after the games played on Wednesday, January 25th. We will update this each week and while the RPI and SOS ratings are only updated every two weeks, thus, some will be outdated this week, we are able to get some educated guesses on where teams move or slide to after big wins or losses. For the NAIA, the Men’s NAIA National Championship bracket is made up of 38 auto-bids and 26 at-large slots! Below, we will break it down by the Bracket itself, followed by the seed breakdown and then a “Bubble” watch segment to help paint the picture of who is playing for what. We will continue to see teams play themselves in and out of the bracket and, come conference tournament time, we will see some bid-stealers who knock people out of the tournament.

The Bracket


The Field

Auto-Bid Projections

Tournament Champion: Columbia

Regular Season Champion: College of Idaho

Tourney Champ/2nd Seed: Eastern Oregon

Regular Season Champion: Indiana Wesleyan

Tourney Champ/2nd Seed: Grace

Regular Season Champion: Arizona Christian

Tourney Champ/Runner-Up: Ottawa (AZ)

Regular Season Champion: Oklahoma Wesleyan

Tourney Champ/2nd Seed: Kansas Wesleyan

Regular Season Champion: Tx A&M Texarkana

Tourney Champ/Highest ARC: LSU Shreveport

Regular Season Champion: Loyola

Tourney Champ/Runner Up: Faulkner

Regular Season Champion: Union

Tourney Champ/2nd Seed: Tennessee Wesleyan

Regular Season Champion: Roosevelt

Tourney Champ/2nd Seed: St. Xavier

Tournament Champion: Montana Tech

Regular Season Champion: Jamestown

Tourney Champ/Runner-Up: Morningside

Regular Season Champion: Georgetown

Tourney Champ/Runner-Up Freed-Hardeman

Tourney Champion: Rio Grande

Tourney Runer-Up: IU Kokomo

Tourney Champ: Thomas

Regular Season Champion: Antelope Valley

Tourney Champ/2nd Seed: St Katherine

Tournament Champion: Florida College

Tourney Runner-Up: Iowa Wesleyan

Tournament Champion: Tougaloo

Regular Season Champion: William Penn

Tourney Champ/2nd Seed: Evangel

Host Bid: Peru State

Tourney Champ: Mayville State

Regular Season Champion: Langston

Tourney Champ/Runner-Up: UNT Dallas

Regular Season Champion: Indiana Tech

Tourney Champ/Runner-Up: Madonna

At-Large Bids

Firmly In

Crossroads: Marian, Huntington

GSAC: The Master’s

GPAC: Dordt, Northwestern

HEART: MidAmerica Nazarene

KCAC: Southwestern

Mid-South: Thomas More, Shawnee State, TN Southern

The Bubble

In, At Least For Now

Cascade: Warner Pacific, Corban

CCAC: Olivet Nazarene, IU South Bend

Frontier: Providence

GSAC: Menlo, Hope International, Westmont

Mid-South: Pikeville, Cumberlands

SAC: UNT Dallas, Wayland Baptist, USAO

SSAC: Life

WHAC: Lourdes, Rochester

Out, Needs Help

CAC: Washington Adventist

GSAC: Jessup

GPAC: Concordia (NE)

HEART: Baker

RRAC: LSU Alexandria, Xavier

RSC: Point Park

SAC: Oklahoma City

SSAC: Stillman

SUN: Webber International

WHAC: Cornerstone

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