Loyola, LSUA in latest NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Indiana Wesleyan remained at No. 1 as undefeated LSU Shreveport (La.) continued its win streak in the fourth edition of the Top 25. William Penn (Iowa), Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) and Arizona Christian again rounded-out the top five.

Shawnee State (Ohio) and Faulkner (Ala.) also remained at No. 6 and No. 7 respectively while Stillman (Ala.) made the biggest jump of the week from No. 23 to No. 15. Jamestown (N.D.), Oklahoma Wesleyan, Warner (Fla.), William Jessup (Calif.) and Benedictine (Kan.) are the five new faces to the poll this week.

Poll Methodology:

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and Association of Independent Institutions.
  • The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second-place and so on through the list.
  • The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low ratings) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appears on.
  • Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”
  • Frequency of polls occur bi-weekly. This policy was approved by the National Administrative Council (NAC) beginning in the 2016-17 academic season. This change will allow raters the opportunity to consider a larger body of work in between rating periods.
  • For the complete Top 25 calendar, click HERE.

2020-21 NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll No. 4 (February 10, 2021)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Indiana Wesleyan 15 26-1 586
2 2 LSU Shreveport (La.) 5 12-0 575
3 3 William Penn (Iowa) 1 17-1 555
4 4 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 12-1 520
5 5 Arizona Christian 18-2 511
6 6 Shawnee State (Ohio) 21-2 510
7 7 Faulkner (Ala.) 17-2 456
8 9 Morningside (Iowa) 20-3 436
9 15 SAGU (Texas) 7-1 423
10 10 Providence (Mont.) 10-1 419
11 14 Talladega (Ala.) 20-2 408
12 8 Science & Arts (Okla.) 11-2 383
13 18 Marian (Ind.) 14-4 341
14 17 Georgetown (Ky.) 14-4 336
15 23 Stillman (Ala.) 10-1 317
16 12 Loyola (La.) 11-3 262
17 11 Bethel (Ind.) 19-6 244
18 22 Bethel (Kan.) 15-4 243
19 21 LSU Alexandria (La.) 15-2 242
20 19 Texas A&M Texarkana 9-1 221
21 RV Jamestown (N.D.) 18-5 167
22 RV Oklahoma Wesleyan 16-5 142
23 RV Warner (Fla.) 15-3 141
24 NR William Jessup (Calif.) 7-2 132
25 RV Benedictine (Kan.) 15-5 129

Dropped from the Top 25: Thomas More (Ky.), Dillard (La.), Point (Ga.), Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.), The Master’s (Calif.)

Others Receiving Votes: Xavier (La.) 115, Thomas More (Ky.) 79, Holy Cross (Ind.) 69, Carroll (Mont.) 68, Central Baptist (Ark.) 49, Northwestern (Iowa) 40, Dillard (La.) 37, Point (Ga.) 29, Park (Mo.) 23, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 22, Wayland Baptist (Texas) 22, Cumberlands (Ky.) 17, The Master’s (Calif.) 16, Saint Francis (Ind.) 14, Columbia (Mo.) 13, Grace (Ind.) 11, Valley City State (N.D.) 6, Texas Wesleyan 5, Cornerstone (Mich.) 5, Westmont (Calif.) 3.

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