Men's Basketball - Indiana Wesleyan University

2020-21 NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll No. 3 (January 27, 2021)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Indiana Wesleyan stayed put at No. 1 with undefeated LSU Shreveport (La.) hot on its heels in the third edition of the Top 25. William Penn (Iowa) and Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) maintained positions at No. 3 and No. 4 while Arizona Christian jumped into the top five this week with a 16-2 mark. Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) made the largest jump from receiving votes in the last poll to No. 15 this week. Thomas More (Ky.) also found itself in the Top 25 this week after having not been rated in the last edition.

 

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. 3 (January 27, 2021)

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 Indiana Wesleyan [14] 21-1 585
2 2 LSU Shreveport (La.) [7] 11-0 577
3 3 William Penn (Iowa) 15-1 554
4 4 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 12-1 524
5 6 Arizona Christian 16-2 502
6 7 Shawnee State (Ohio) 16-2 498
7 10 Faulkner (Ala.) 15-1 486
8 12 Science & Arts (Okla.) 9-1 448
9 15 Morningside (Iowa) 17-2 416
10 13 Providence (Mont.) 6-0 411
11 19 Bethel (Ind.) 18-3 389
12 5 Loyola (La.) 9-2 380
13 9 The Master's (Calif.) 9-1 376
14 18 Talladega (Ala.) 15-2 276
15 RV SAGU (Texas) 4-1 263
16 11 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 14-4 256
17 17 Georgetown (Ky.) 10-3 254
18 8 Marian (Ind.) 9-4 244
19 21 Texas A&M Texarkana 7-0 243
20 NR Thomas More (Ky.) 10-4 232
21 20 LSU Alexandria (La.) 10-2 207
22 25 Bethel (Kan.) 12-4 173
23 RV Stillman (Ala.) 7-1 164
24 RV Dillard (La.) 3-0 141
25 RV Point (Ga.) 16-3 99

Dropped from the Top 25: Saint Francis (Ind.), College of Idaho, John Brown (Ark.), Martin Methodist (Tenn.), Mid-America Christian (Okla.)

Others Receiving Votes: Xavier (La.) 94, Oklahoma Wesleyan 69, Holy Cross (Ind.) 66, Cumberlands (Ky.) 65, Texas Wesleyan 58, Jamestown (N.D.) 53, Warner (Fla.) 53, Benedictine (Kan.) 49, Columbia (Mo.) 43, Grace (Ind.) 20, Saint Francis (Ind.) 15, Park (Mo.) 14, Indiana Tech 9, Carroll (Mont.) 8, CIU (S.C.) 5, William Carey (Miss.) 5, Valley City State (N.D.) 4, College of Idaho 3.

Championship Information

men's basketball

84th ANNUAL
MEN'S BASKETBALL
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
March 17-22, 2022
Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri

Opening Rounds
March 11-12, 2022
Kansas City, Missouri