HELENA — After posting a 4-0 record since its last ranking, the newly minted No. 6 Carroll College men’s basketball team is the highest ranked of three nationally ranked teams in the Frontier Conference.

The Saints surged from the No. 14 spot after wins over Providence, Montana State-Northern, Montana Tech and Rocky Mountain College. The Saints are currently on a five-game winning streak.

Carroll’s ascension moves the Saints past Montana Western, which fell from the No. 8 spot to No.10 this week. Western went 3-1 over the past two weeks, falling only to Lewis-Clark State 101-96 in overtime.

Carroll and Western are tied atop the Frontier standings with 10-4 records. Each team owns a home win over the other.

Lewis-Clark State is the third ranked team in the Frontier, holding firm at the No. 19 spot this week. The Warriors also went 3-1 since the last ranking, earning a big win over Western, but also falling to Montana Tech, 68-66.

Here's the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 5 (Feb. 13)

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12The Master's (Calif.) (9)25-1219
24LSU Shreveport (La.)24-2211
T31William Penn (Iowa)23-2202
T36Pikeville (Ky.)24-2202
53Columbia (Mo.)24-2191
614Carroll (Mont.)22-4183
712Central Methodist (Mo.)23-3169
816Westmont (Calif.)20-4167
95Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)21-4158
108Montana Western20-5153
1110Georgetown (Ky.)21-4150
1215Oklahoma City18-6149
139Hope International (Calif.)22-4139
1417William Carey (Miss.)18-5135
1511Dalton State (Ga.)19-6107
T1618Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)18-8104
T167Science & Arts (Okla.)19-6104
1813LSU Alexandria (La.)19-7103
1919Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)20-691
2024Texas Wesleyan17-886
2125Life (Ga.)18-873
T22NRCentral Baptist (Ark.)17-565
T2223Xavier (La.)18-665
T2421Cumberlands (Ky.)18-754
T24NRGraceland (Iowa)17-954

Others Receiving Votes: Dillard (La.) 44; SAGU (Texas) 26; Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) 18; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 14; Campbellsville (Ky.) 13; Wiley (Texas) 13; Peru State (Neb.) 10; Missouri Baptist 9; Vanguard (Calif.) 5; William Jessup (Calif.) 3. 

Dropped Out: No. 20 Wayland Baptist (Texas), No. 22 Missouri Baptist


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