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The No. 6 Carroll College men's basketball team continues to lead the way as the top-ranked team in the Frontier Conference, according to the latest Top 25 coaches’ poll.

Carroll (25-5), a week after defeated two ranked opponents, it clinched a share of the Frontier Conference title and earned the No. 1-seed in the postseason, remained at No. 6 spot.

Montana Western dropped one slot, falling from No. 10 to No. 11 in this week’s poll. The Bulldogs (23-6) shared the regular season conference crown with Carroll, but fell 82-62 to the Saints in the regular season finale.

Lewis-Clark State College (22-8) rose from the No. 19 spot to the No. 18 position. The Warriors went 2-2 since the last poll, fell to Western and Carroll, but defeated Montana Tech and closed out the regular season with a 90-64 win over Rocky Mountain College.

Save one poll, Carroll, Western and Lewis-Clark State college have appeared in every Top 25 poll this season.

One more poll is conducted after conference tournaments are completed.

NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 6 (Feb. 27)

11The Master's (Calif.) (8)27-2219
22LSU Shreveport (La.)27-3206
33Pikeville (Ky.) (1)27-3205
43William Penn (Iowa)26-3203
55Columbia (Mo.)27-3191
66Carroll (Mont.)25-5185
77Central Methodist (Mo.)26-4175
813Hope International (Calif.)25-4167
T911Georgetown (Ky.)24-5155
T912Oklahoma City22-7155
1110Montana Western23-6153
1214William Carey (Miss.)22-5149
1318LSU Alexandria (La.)23-7134
148Westmont (Calif.)22-6129
1520Texas Wesleyan21-9124
1615Dalton State (Ga.)22-7108
17T24Cumberlands (Ky.)21-8104
1819Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)22-887
19T16Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)20-1082
20NRDillard (La.)18-981
2121Life (Ga.)20-1079
22T22Central Baptist (Ark.)20-774
23T24Graceland (Iowa)20-1064
24NRSAGU (Texas)21-956
25T22Xavier (La.)21-752

Others Receiving Votes: Wayland Baptist (Texas) 48; Campbellsville (Ky.) 26; Wiley (Texas) 22; Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 19; Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) 18; Science & Arts (Okla.) 12; Vanguard (Calif.) 6; Missouri Baptist 3. 

Dropped Out: No. 9 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), No. 16 (tie) Science & Arts (Okla.) 


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