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2021-22 NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll Two (December 1, 2021)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Saint Francis (Ind.) continued at No. 1 in the second edition of the Top 25. The Cougars garnered 17 of the 21, first-place votes. Loyola (La.) remained at No. 2 with its own 10-0 record while William Penn (Iowa) also stayed put at No. 3 with a 9-0 record. Carroll (Mont.) and Talladega (Ala.) rounded-out the top five this week as both made a jump with equally impressive 10-0 records. Oklahoma Wesleyan made the biggest jump of the week of those that were ranked in the first poll of the season, up five spots to No. 9.

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Saint Francis (Ind.) [17] 10-0 588
2 2 Loyola (La.) [3] 10-0 573
3 3 William Penn (Iowa) [1] 9-0 549
4 5 Carroll (Mont.) 10-0 532
5 7 Talladega (Ala.) 10-0 515
6 4 Arizona Christian 9-1 475
7 8 Indiana Wesleyan 8-1 474
8 9 SAGU (Texas) 6-1 457
9 14 Oklahoma Wesleyan 10-0 456
10 10 Jamestown (N.D.) 9-1 430
11 12 Science & Arts (Okla.) 6-2 367
12 17 The Master’s (Calif.) 5-1 328
13 RV Grace (Ind.) 9-0 312
14 15 Stillman (Ala.) 5-1 300
15 18 College of Idaho 7-2 296
16 RV Thomas More (Ky.) 5-1 277
17 16 Georgetown (Ky.) 7-1 274
18 22 Morningside (Iowa) 5-1 259
19 RV LSU Alexandria (La.) 7-1 222
20 19 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 7-1 201
21 6 Shawnee State (Ohio) 5-2 197
22 RV Xavier (La.) 6-1 167
23 RV William Jessup (Calif.) 9-1 143
24 11 Marian (Ind.) 5-2 141
25 12 Bethel (Kan.) 6-2 131

Dropped from the Top 25: Cornerstone (Mich.), Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), Mid-America Christian (Okla.), LSU Shreveport (La.), Benedictine (Kan.)

Others Receiving Votes: Kansas Wesleyan 123, IU South Bend (Ind.) 110, Concordia (Neb.) 81, Park (Mo.) 74, Cornerstone (Mich.) 59, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 58, Menlo (Calif.) 38, Pikeville (Ky.) 31, Faulkner (Ala.) 21, WVU Tech 18, Southeastern (Fla.) 14, Montana Tech 13, Missouri Valley 12, Florida College 11, John Brown (Ark.) 10, Central Methodist (Mo.) 7, Northwestern (Iowa) 6, Tennessee Wesleyan 5, Westmont (Calif.) 3, Valley City State (N.D.) 3.

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