Men's Basketball - Grace College
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2023-24 NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll - No. 2 (November 29, 2023)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  For the first time in the coaches’ poll era and the first time since October 9 of 1992 in the men’s basketball coaches’ ratings, Grace (Ind.) was voted the No. 1 team in the nation as the second regular season edition of the NAIA Men’s Basketball Top 25 was released on Wednesday. The Lancers garnered all 21, first-place votes. College of Idaho dropped one spot to No. 2 while Langston (Okla.) jumped one slot to No. 3. Oklahoma Wesleyan moved up three spots to No. 4 while Arizona Christian rounded-out the top five. Northwestern (Iowa) made the largest jump of the week, up five spots to No. 13. Ave Maria (Fla.), Cumberlands (Ky.), Rocky Mountain (Mont.), Columbia (Mo.) and Florida Memorial all joined the Top 25 this week as well.

 

Poll Methodology:

  • The NAIA Men’s Basketball Poll is for publicity purposes only and has no weight or bearing in the selection process for national championship field consideration
  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and Continental Athletic Conference (Independents)
  • 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
  • Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”
  • Frequency of polls occur bi-weekly
  • Records listed are as of the end of the day on Monday of the poll week
  • For the complete Top 25 polls calendar, click HERE
RANK LAST TIME SCHOOL [First Place Votes] RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 2 Grace (Ind.) [21] 8-0 570
2 1 College of Idaho 5-1 535
3 4 Langston (Okla.) 5-0 522
4 7 Oklahoma Wesleyan 7-0 506
5 3 Arizona Christian 6-1 497
6 5 Georgetown (Ky.) 9-1 482
7 9 LSU Shreveport (La.) 4-0 454
8 6 Montana Tech 6-1 445
9 11 Indiana Wesleyan 5-2 379
10 10 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 4-1 366
11 13 Southwestern (Kan.) 7-0 364
12 8 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 7-2 353
13 18 Northwestern (Iowa) 6-0 327
13 15 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 5-1 327
15 16 Mobile (Ala.) 7-1 292
16 19 Morningside (Iowa) 5-1 229
17 NR Ave Maria (Fla.) 8-0 219
18 20 The Master's (Calif.) 5-1 214
19 RV Cumberlands (Ky.) 10-0 177
20 24 Lourdes (Ohio) 6-0 169
21 RV Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 5-1 120
22 22 Xavier (La.) 4-1 115
23 RV Columbia (Mo.) 6-1 110
24 14 St. Thomas (Fla.) 6-2 104
25 NR Florida Memorial 8-0 101

Dropped: Florida College, Dordt (Iowa), Antelope Valley (Calif.), Huntington (Ind.), MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)

Others Receiving Votes: Oregon Tech 95, SAGU (Texas) 73, Florida College 69, IU Kokomo (Ind.) 67, Briar Cliff (Iowa) 57, Central Methodist (Mo.) 56, Vanguard (Calif.) 51, Bethel (Ind.) 45, Antelope Valley (Calif.) 25, Rochester (Mich.) 19, Dordt (Iowa) 17, Tennessee Southern 13, Peru State (Neb.) 11, Science & Arts (Okla.) 10, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 10, Roosevelt (Ill.) 7, Life (Ga.) 6, Webber International (Fla.) 5, Rio Grande (Ohio) 4, Marian (Ind.) 4, Cumberland (Tenn.) 4, Madonna (Mich.) 4, Union (Ky.) 3.

Championship Information

men's basketball

86TH ANNUAL
MEN'S BASKETBALL
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
March 21-26, 2024
Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri

First & Second Round
March 15-16, 2024
Various Campus Sites