January 11th, 2011
Patriots Ranked In First-Ever NAIA Top 10
St. Catharine jumps seven spots to No. 8 in the country
A trio of Mid-South Conference teams is ranked and fourth is receiving votes in the latest National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men's Basketball Coaches' Poll released on Monday by the NAIA.
The poll is the first since early December and is voted on by a panel of coaches representing each conference and the independents that serve as the national raters.
St. Catharine College (11-2) jumped into the top-10 for the first time in the program's history as the Patriots climbed seven spots to No. 8. St. Catharine -- who owns a conference-best eight-game winning streak -- received 249 voting points from the national raters.
No. 11-ranked Georgetown College (15-2) slid eight spots after dropping its last two games. The Tigers received 206 voting points Lindsey Wilson (13-3) jumped into the top-25 at No. 22 after picking up 98 voting points.
Pikeville College (14-4) sits just outside the top-25 with 13 voting points. Louisiana State University-Shreveport (13-0) sits atop the top-25 with 312 voting points, including 11 of the 12 first-place votes. No. 2-ranked Robert Morris (Ill.) University (13-1) received 295 voting points while Concordia (Calif.) University is third nationally with 280 first-place votes, including the final first place vote.
Lindenwood (Mo.) University (14-1) and Mountain State (W.Va.) University (12-2) completes the top-five. The next NAIA Top-25 poll is scheduled to be released on Monday, Jan. 17.