2020-21 NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Preseason (October 14, 2020)

Oct 14, 2020

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the first poll of merged divisions, perennial NAIA Division I powerhouse Georgetown (Ky.) garnered 12 of the 21 first-place votes to begin the season on top in the preseason edition released on Wednesday. Mid-America Christian and Indiana Wesleyan followed close behind at Nos. 2 and 3 while William Penn (Iowa) and Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) rounded-out the top five.

 2020-21 NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Preseason (October 14, 2020)

RANK LAST YEAR (Division) SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] 2019-20 RECORD FINAL POINTS
1 1 (I) Georgetown (Ky.) [12] 30-2 578
2 2 (I) Mid-America Christian (Okla.) [3] 30-2 563
3 2 (II) Indiana Wesleyan [5] 29-4 555
4 5 (I) William Penn (Iowa) 30-3 512
5 6 (I) Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) [1] 29-3 506
6 3 (I) LSU Shreveport (La.) 29-3 498
7 3 (II) Morningside (Iowa) 27-3 467
8 1 (II) College of Idaho 31-3 436
9 17 (I) Arizona Christian 25-8 426
10 9 (I) John Brown (Ark.) 28-5 407
11 16 (I) Providence (Mont.) 24-8 360
12 6 (II) Marian (Ind.) 25-7 328
13 13 (I) LSU Alexandria (La.) 25-6 293
14 5 (II) Ottawa (Kan.) 28-6 283
15 14 (I) Cumberlands (Ky.) 24-8 282
16 21 (I) Loyola (La.) 23-10 278
17 4 (II) Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 30-3 268
18 4 (I) Dalton State (Ga.) 30-3 257
19 19 (I) The Master’s (Calif.) 23-8 231
20 10 (I) Xavier (La.) 27-6 193
21 12 (I) Carroll (Mont.) 24-9 176
22 11 (I) SAGU (Texas) 25-7 161
23 7 (II) Oregon Tech 26-7 149
24 16 (II) Union (Ky.) 24-10 138
25 9 (II) Antelope Valley (Calif.) 28-4 115

Others Receiving Votes: Thomas More (Ky.) 108, Westmont (Calif.) 107, Southeastern (Fla.) 97, Oklahoma Wesleyan 91, Saint Francis (Ind.) 67, Indiana Tech 55, Central Baptist (Ark.) 43, Washington Adventist (Md.) 39, Holy Cross (Ind.) 39, Faulkner (Ala.) 39, Bellevue (Neb.) 36, Indiana East (Ind.) 36, Park (Mo.) 35, Northwestern (Iowa) 31, Talladega (Ala.) 16, Dillard (La.) 9, Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) 7, Southern Oregon 4, Shawnee State (Ohio) 4, Cornerstone (Mich.) 4, Dordt (Iowa) 4.