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)
|RANK||LAST WEEK^||SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)||2017-18 RECORD||TOTAL POINTS|
|1||1||The Master's (Calif.) (8)||27-2||219|
|2||2||LSU Shreveport (La.)||27-3||206|
|3||3||Pikeville (Ky.) (1)||27-3||205|
|4||3||William Penn (Iowa)||26-3||203|
|7||7||Central Methodist (Mo.)||26-4||175|
|8||13||Hope International (Calif.)||25-4||167|
|12||14||William Carey (Miss.)||22-5||149|
|13||18||LSU Alexandria (La.)||23-7||134|
|16||15||Dalton State (Ga.)||22-7||108|
|18||19||Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||22-8||87|
|19||T16||Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)||20-10||82|
|22||T22||Central Baptist (Ark.)||20-7||74|
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.)