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)
|RANK||LAST TIME||SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES]||RECORDS||POINTS|
|1||4||Thomas More (Ky.) ||20-1||578|
|2||2||Wayland Baptist (Texas) ||10-0||569|
|4||3||Westmont (Calif.) ||3-1||509|
|13||16||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||16-4||358|
|15||17||MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)||14-3||330|
|17||21||Dakota State (S.D.)||19-3||272|
|18||12||Shawnee State (Ohio)||16-5||266|
|19||20||Saint Xavier (Ill.)||11-1||263|
|20||13||St. Francis (Ill.)||17-4||250|
|24||23||Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||9-4||153|
|25||22||College of the Ozarks (Mo.)||3-0||130|
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)
|RANK||LAST WEEK||SCHOOL [1st Place Votes]||RECORD||FINAL POINTS|
|1||1||Indiana Wesleyan 15||26-1||586|
|2||2||LSU Shreveport (La.) 5||12-0||575|
|3||3||William Penn (Iowa) 1||17-1||555|
|4||4||Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||12-1||520|
|6||6||Shawnee State (Ohio)||21-2||510|
|12||8||Science & Arts (Okla.)||11-2||383|
|19||21||LSU Alexandria (La.)||15-2||242|
|20||19||Texas A&M Texarkana||9-1||221|
|24||NR||William Jessup (Calif.)||7-2||132|
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.