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2021-22 NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll Five (January 26, 2022)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – William Penn (Iowa) became the top team in the nation in the latest edition of the Top 25. The Statesmen received 14 first-place votes to rise from the No. 2 slot. Talladega (Ala.) and previous No. 1, Loyola (La.) both received three first-place votes apiece and landed in the Nos. 2 and 3 spots respectively with just one loss each. Oklahoma Wesleyan rose one spot to No. 4 while Indiana Wesleyan continued its steady climb to No. 5 this week. Southeastern (Fla.) made the largest improvement this week, up six spots to No. 18, while the poll included five newcomers this week in Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), Montana Tech, Faulkner (Ala.), Bethel (Kan.) and Briar Cliff (Iowa).

2021-22 NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll Five (January 26, 2022)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 2 William Penn (Iowa) [14] 19-1 552
2 3 Talladega (Ala.) [3] 17-1 541
3 1 Loyola (La.) [3] 17-1 525
4 5 Oklahoma Wesleyan 21-1 508
5 7 Indiana Wesleyan 19-3 485
6 4 William Jessup (Calif.) 21-2 480
7 10 Thomas More (Ky.) 17-2 436
8 8 Arizona Christian 20-3 426
9 12 SAGU (Texas) 16-3 424
10 13 College of Idaho 18-3 382
11 14 LSU Alexandria (La.) 13-1 358
12 6 Carroll (Mont.) 19-3 344
13 17 Georgetown (Ky.) 16-2 315
14 9 Grace (Ind.) 18-4 306
15 15 Science & Arts (Okla.) 16-4 274
16 21 Saint Francis (Ind.) 18-4 273
17 18 Hope International (Calif.) 16-4 262
18 24 Southeastern (Fla.) 18-3 258
19 RV Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 18-3 232
20 RV Montana Tech 18-5 198
21 RV Faulkner (Ala.) 15-4 166
22 22 IU South Bend (Ind.) 15-3 160
23 RV Bethel (Kan.) 17-4 144
24 16 Marian (Ind.) 14-4 133
25 NR Briar Cliff (Iowa) 14-6 132

Dropped from the Top 25: Concordia (Neb.), WVU Tech (W.Va.), Jamestown (N.D.), Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), Xavier (La.)

Others Receiving Votes: Alice Lloyd (Ky.) 128; Concordia (Neb.) 73; Oregon Tech 68; WVU Tech (W.Va.) 45; Tennessee Southern 40; Stillman (Ala.) 38; Florida College 26; Southwestern (Kan.) 26; Indiana Tech 23; Jamestown (N.D.) 20; Northwestern (Iowa) 16; Evangel (Mo.) 10; Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 7; LSU Shreveport (La.) 7; Texas A&M Texarkana 6; Missouri Baptist 6 ; Texas Wesleyan 4; IU Kokomo (Ind.) 3.

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