Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pikeville, Georgetown in Top 10 of NAIA Preseason Coaches' Poll for 2015-16

The Mid-South Conference has two teams in the top 10 and three teams in the top 25 of the 2015-16 NAIA Division I Coaches' Poll.

The University of Pikeville is ranked No. 2 in the nation behind Dalton State.

Talladega, Arizona Christian and LSU Alexandria round out the top 5.

Georgetown College will enter the season at No. 6.

Campbellsville University is No. 18. The Tigers will face No. 1 Dalton State Saturday in Campbellsville.

University of the Cumberlands is receiving votes and just outside the top 25.

2015 – 16 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll – Oct. 27

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2014-15 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Dalton State (Ga.) (9) 32-4 250
2 6 Pikeville (Ky.) (1) 27-5 238
3 2 Talladega (Ala.) 32-5 230
4 15 Arizona Christian 25-9 222
5 17 LSU Alexandria 23-4 210
6 19 Georgetown (Ky.) 28-8 199
7 4 Hope International (Calif.) 32-3 197
8 12 Evangel (Mo.) 21-13 196
9 9 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 29-4 195
10 10 Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 25-11 179
11 7 Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 30-5 163
12 13 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 27-6 159
13 23 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 25-8 132
T14 RV LSU Shreveport (La.) 21-11 129
T14 NR William Carey (Miss.) 20-11 129
16 18 Columbia (Mo.) 26-7 116
17 3 Westmont (Calif.) 25-11 115
18 8 Campbellsville (Ky.) 29-6 113
19 21 Xavier (La.) 24-10 112
20 RV Philander Smith (Ark.) 20-10 107
21 NR MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 11-17 105
22 22 Benedictine (Kan.) 24-9 92
23 14 Montana Western 23-10 72
24 RV SAGU (Texas) 22-11 64
25 16 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 25-6 61

Others Receiving Votes: Cumberlands (Ky.) 59; Peru State (Neb.) 28; Faulkner (Ala.) 27; Vanguard (Calif.) 25; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 21; William Penn (Iowa) 12; Bethel (Tenn.) 10; Park (Mo.) 7; Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 6; John Brown (Ark.) 5; Carroll (Mont.) 4; Oklahoma City 3; Langston (Okla.) 3. ^ indicates ranking from April 1, 2015 final poll

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