WPU Drops to #6 in First Poll

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen men’s basketball team lost two spots, but remained one of the best nationally as the NAIA released its first Division I top-25 poll Wednesday.

William Penn (9-1, 3-1 Heart) is down to #6 with 186 points, but the navy and gold have extended their streak of top-25 rankings to 39 consecutive polls.

WPU is the only Heart of America Athletic Conference program in the top 25, while Peru State is in the receiving votes section in a tie for 29th.

Georgetown (Ky.) remains in first place with 219 points and all nine first-place votes. The Master’s (Calif.) is second, while Mid-America Christian (Okla.) and Loyola (La.) are tie for third; Pikeville (Ky.) rounds out the top five.

William Penn returns to action next Monday by traveling to Dubuque to face Clarke in Heart action at 7:30 p.m.

NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Rating #1 – November 27, 2019
(Number in parentheses is first-place votes)
1. Georgetown (Ky.) (9)
2. The Master’s (Calif.)
3. Loyola (La.)
3. Mid-America Christian (Okla.)
5. Pikeville (Ky.)
6. William Penn
7. LSU Shreveport (La.)
8. Providence (Mont.)
9. Wayland Baptist (Texas)
10. Arizona Christian
11. LSU Alexandria (La.)
12. John Brown (Ark.)
13. Talladega (Ala.)
14. Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
15. Hope International (Calif.)
16. Xavier (La.)
17. Montana State-Northern
18. Life (Ga.)
19. Stillman (Ala.)
20. Park (Mo.)
21. Dalton State (Ga.)
22. Westmont (Calif.)
23. Thomas More (Ky.)
24. Dillard (La.)
25. Tougaloo (Miss.)

Others Receiving Votes: SAGU (Texas) 33, Lyon (Ark.) 25, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 22, Science & Arts (Okla.) 17, Carroll (Mont.) 17, Peru State (Neb.) 17, Texas College 14, Central Baptist (Ark.) 12, Bethel (Tenn.) 7, Shawnee State (Ohio) 6.

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