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Providence Argos 13th in NAIA men's basketball rankings

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Posted at 9:11 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 11:11:30-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Providence climbed one spot to No. 13 in the second NAIA men's basketball coaches' top 25 poll of the 2020-21 season, which was released Wednesday.

The Argos started the season ranked 14th and didn't play a game until January. They're 4-0 with doubleheader sweeps of Montana Tech and Carroll College. Zaccheus Darko-Kelly was named the Frontier Conference player of the week, continuing his strong play from last season when he was an All-American.

Providence is the only Frontier Conference team in the rankings.

Indiana Wesleyan edged LSU Shreveport (La.) for the No. 1 ranking. Both teams received 10 first-place votes. William Penn (Iowa), Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) and Loyola (La.) round out the top five.

2020-21 NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll No. 2 (January 13, 2021)

11Indiana Wesleyan [10]18-1551
24LSU Shreveport (La.) [10]10-0548
32William Penn (Iowa)12-1518
47Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)10-1496
59Loyola (La.)7-0478
65Arizona Christian13-2464
7NRShawnee State (Ohio)12-2401
810Marian (Ind.)8-1393
912The Master's (Calif.)6-0381
1016Faulkner (Ala.)9-1375
1118Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.)13-2367
12NRScience & Arts (Okla.)6-0361
1314Providence (Mont.)4-0348
143Mid-America Christian (Okla.)4-1337
158Morningside (Iowa)13-2311
1624Martin Methodist (Tenn.)10-1291
176Georgetown (Ky.)7-3210
1817Talladega (Ala.)10-2207
19NRBethel (Ind.)13-3200
2019LSU Alexandria (La.)9-2193
2121Texas A&M Texarkana5-0182
2213John Brown (Ark.)0-0179
2315College of Idaho4-6167
2420Saint Francis (Ind.)15-2148
2525Bethel (Kan.)10-3144

Dropped from the Top 25: SAGU (Texas), Cumberlands (Ky.), Xavier (La.)

Others Receiving Votes: SAGU (Texas) 118, Benedictine (Kan.) 95, Cumberlands (Ky.) 90, Xavier (La.) 88, Point (Ga.) 56, Holy Cross (Ind.) 30, Oklahoma Wesleyan 27, Jamestown (N.D.) 25, Warner (Fla.) 23, Valley City State (N.D.) 14, Dillard (La.) 13, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 10, Indiana Tech 5, Grace (Ind.) 5, St. Ambrose (Iowa) 4, Westmont (Calif.) 4, CIU (S.C.) 4, Stillman (Ala.) 3, St. Francis (Ill.) 3.