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Carroll College women, Providence men remain in top 10 of NAIA basketball polls

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Posted at 3:30 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 20:58:25-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Carroll College women and Providence men held steady in the latest NAIA basketball polls, which were released Wednesday.

The Carroll women are still sit just outside the top five at No. 6. The Fighting Saints are 17-2 this season and currently own a six-game win streak, their second streak of the season at least that long. They also won their first seven games to open the season. The Saints' scheduled Frontier Conference games with Providence this weekend have been canceled due to COVID-19. Instead, Carroll will host Rocky Mountain College for a pair of non-conference games.

Providence's men, meanwhile, are ranked 10th after a 10-1 start to their season. The Argos didn't tip off their 2020-21 campaign until January and have had three games canceled because of COVID-19. They're currently riding a four-game win streak heading into Wednesday night's game at MSU-Northern. The Lights handed Providence its only loss of the season, 96-85, on Jan. 30.

No other Frontier Conference teams appear in either the men's or women's rankings, though the Montana Western and Providence women and Carroll men are among those receiving votes.

For updated Frontier Conference standings, click here.

Thomas More (Ky.) vaulted from fourth to No. 1 in the women's top 25 poll. Wayland Baptist (Texas), Campbellsville (Ky.), Westmont (Calif.) and Marian (Ind.) round out the top five.

The top five of the men's poll remained intact from the previous rankings: Indiana Wesleyan is the No. 1 team, followed by LSU Shreveport (La.), William Penn (Iowa), Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) and Arizona Christian.

2020-21 NAIA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll No. 4 (Feb. 10, 2021)

14Thomas More (Ky.) [11]20-1578
22Wayland Baptist (Texas) [8]10-0569
31Campbellsville (Ky.)12-1546
43Westmont (Calif.) [2]3-1509
45Marian (Ind.)21-4509
66Carroll (Mont.)17-2491
79Morningside (Iowa)21-2465
88Clarke (Iowa)16-2431
911Indiana Tech17-1399
1014Sterling (Kan.)22-0393
1115Southeastern (Fla.)19-2389
1210Vanguard (Calif.)3-0374
1316Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)16-4358
147Oklahoma City3-0344
1517MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)14-3330
1619Indiana Wesleyan17-4291
1721Dakota State (S.D.)19-3272
1812Shawnee State (Ohio)16-5266
1920Saint Xavier (Ill.)11-1263
2013St. Francis (Ill.)17-4250
2118Lyon (Ark.)9-1197
2225Concordia (Neb.)16-7188
2324Loyola (La.)13-1170
2423Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)9-4153
2522College of the Ozarks (Mo.)3-0130

Dropped from the Poll: None

Receiving Votes: Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 87, Rust (Miss.) 87, Cumberlands (Ky.) 83, Montana Western 77, Central Methodist (Mo.) 64, Bryan (Tenn.) 31, LSU Shreveport (La.) 25, Grand View (Iowa) 18, Northwestern (Iowa) 16, Concordia (Mich.) 13, Columbia (Mo.) 12, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 12, Providence (Mont.) 11, Benedictine (Kan.) 8, Talladega (Ala.) 7, Taylor (Ind.) 5.

2020-21 NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll No. 4 (Feb. 10, 2021)

11Indiana Wesleyan 1526-1586
22LSU Shreveport (La.) 512-0575
33William Penn (Iowa) 117-1555
44Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)12-1520
55Arizona Christian18-2511
66Shawnee State (Ohio)21-2510
77Faulkner (Ala.)17-2456
89Morningside (Iowa)20-3436
915SAGU (Texas)7-1423
1010Providence (Mont.)10-1419
1114Talladega (Ala.)20-2408
128Science & Arts (Okla.)11-2383
1318Marian (Ind.)14-4341
1417Georgetown (Ky.)14-4336
1523Stillman (Ala.)10-1317
1612Loyola (La.)11-3262
1711Bethel (Ind.)19-6244
1822Bethel (Kan.)15-4243
1921LSU Alexandria (La.)15-2242
2019Texas A&M Texarkana9-1221
21RVJamestown (N.D.)18-5167
22RVOklahoma Wesleyan16-5142
23RVWarner (Fla.)15-3141
24NRWilliam Jessup (Calif.)7-2132
25RVBenedictine (Kan.)15-5129

Dropped from the Top 25: Thomas More (Ky.), Dillard (La.), Point (Ga.), Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.), The Master’s (Calif.)

Others Receiving Votes: Xavier (La.) 115, Thomas More (Ky.) 79, Holy Cross (Ind.) 69, Carroll (Mont.) 68, Central Baptist (Ark.) 49, Northwestern (Iowa) 40, Dillard (La.) 37, Point (Ga.) 29, Park (Mo.) 23, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 22, Wayland Baptist (Texas) 22, Cumberlands (Ky.) 17, The Master's (Calif.) 16, Saint Francis (Ind.) 14, Columbia (Mo.) 13, Grace (Ind.) 11, Valley City State (N.D.) 6, Texas Wesleyan 5, Cornerstone (Mich.) 5, Westmont (Calif.) 3.