Gold Rush climb into tie for 22nd nationally

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NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana moved from 23rd to a tie for 22nd Tuesday in the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.

The Gold Rush (19-6), a 78-62 winner Monday at SUNO, share the position with Central Baptist, a Conway, Ark., school which is in the top 25 for the first time. This is the third consecutive poll that XULA is in the top 25.

Heading the list of “others receiving votes” is Dillard, XULA’s next opponent at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Crosstown Classic presented by Raising Cane’s at the Convocation Center.

Dillard will be the first of four consecutive Gulf Coast Athletic Conference home opponents to close the Gold Rush regular season.

NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses — records through Feb. 11)

RANK PREVIOUS SCHOOL  RECORD POINTS
1 2 The Master’s (Calif.) (9) 25-1 219
2 4 LSU-Shreveport (La.) 24-2 211
T3 1 William Penn (Iowa) 23-2 202
T3 6 Pikeville (Ky.) 24-2 202
5 3 Columbia (Mo.) 24-2 191
6 14 Carroll (Mont.) 22-4 183
7 12 Central Methodist (Mo.) 23-3 169
8 16 Westmont (Calif.) 20-4 167
9 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 21-4 158
10 8 Montana Western 20-5 153
11 10 Georgetown (Ky.) 21-4 150
12 15 Oklahoma City 18-6 149
13 9 Hope International (Calif.) 22-4 139
14 17 William Carey (Miss.) 18-5 135
15 11 Dalton State (Ga.) 19-6 107
T16 18 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 18-8 104
T16 7 Science & Arts (Okla.) 19-6 104
18 13 LSU-Alexandria (La.) 19-7 103
19 19 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 20-6 91
20 24 Texas Wesleyan 17-8 86
21 25 Life (Ga.) 18-8 73
T22 NR Central Baptist (Ark.) 17-5 65
T22 23 Xavier (La.) 18-6 65
T24 21 Cumberlands (Ky.) 18-7 54
T24 NR Graceland (Iowa) 17-9 54

Others Receiving Votes: Dillard (La.) 44; SAGU (Texas) 26; Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) 18; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 14; Campbellsville (Ky.) 13; Wiley (Texas) 13; Peru State (Neb.) 10; Missouri Baptist 9; Vanguard (Calif.) 5; William Jessup (Calif.) 3.

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