Coyotes Debut as No.2 in NAIA Basketball Poll
An 11-1 record including a 5-0 mark against NAIA Division I opponents has vaulted the College of Idaho to No. 2 in the first NAIA Division II Top-25 poll of the regular-season, released today by the national office.
The Coyotes received three first-place votes and 297 voter points from the 12 conference raters, moving into the No. 2 position for the first time since December of 2014.
Defending NAIA champion, Indiana Wesleyan earned seven first-place votes and held the top spot, while unbeaten Morningside (Iowa) shared the No. 2 spot with the Yotes. Unbeaten Oklahoma Wesleyan and Marian (Ind.) round out the Top-5.
Three other Cascade Conference teams are in the poll - No. 13 Southern Oregon, No. 17 Warner Pacific and No. 22 Oregon Tech - with SOU and OIT each heading to Caldwell this weekend to open league play.
|Rank||Last Week||School [First-place votes]||Record||Points|
|1||1||Indiana Wesleyan ||9-1||307|
|2||3||College of Idaho ||11-1||297|
|2||4||Morningside (Iowa) ||7-0||297|
|4||6||Oklahoma Wesleyan ||8-0||282|
|6||15||Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio)||8-0||250|
|7||2||Indiana East (Ind.)||7-3||241|
|8||10||Briar Cliff (Iowa)||7-1||237|
|17||23||Warner Pacific (Ore.)||6-2||147|
|18||NR||St. Ambrose (Iowa)||5-1||131|
|20||20||Indiana Southeast (Ind.)||5-3||116|
|23||NR||Spring Arbor (Mich.)||9-1||68|