Peru State Men’s Hoops Still Receiving Votes

Peru State Men’s Hoops Still Receiving Votes
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PERU – Despite losing two out of their last four games, the Peru State Bobcat men’s basketball team still has the respect of the voters in the most recent coaches’ poll.

The Bobcats technically are ranked 32nd in the poll as they received ten votes in the poll. Peru State lost last week to now tied for third William Penn (Iowa) and now seventh-ranked Central Methodist (Mo.). Both contests were on the road.

This week Peru State hosts Baker (Kan.) on Valentine’s Day night and then hosts Graceland (Iowa) who moved into the rankings in a tie for 24th.

For the first time in school history, The Master’s (Calif.) claims the No. 1 ranking in the fifth regular-season edition of the 2017-18 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, announced Tuesday by the national office. After holding the No. 2 position in the previous edition (Jan. 30), the Mustangs bumped up after previous No. 1-William Penn (Iowa) lost on Feb. 3.

2017 – 18 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 5 (Feb. 13)

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2017-18 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 2 The Master’s (Calif.) (9) 25-1 219
2 4 LSU Shreveport (La.) 24-2 211
T3 1 William Penn (Iowa) 23-2 202
T3 6 Pikeville (Ky.) 24-2 202
5 3 Columbia (Mo.) 24-2 191
6 14 Carroll (Mont.) 22-4 183
7 12 Central Methodist (Mo.) 23-3 169
8 16 Westmont (Calif.) 20-4 167
9 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 21-4 158
10 8 Montana Western 20-5 153
11 10 Georgetown (Ky.) 21-4 150
12 15 Oklahoma City 18-6 149
13 9 Hope International (Calif.) 22-4 139
14 17 William Carey (Miss.) 18-5 135
15 11 Dalton State (Ga.) 19-6 107
T16 18 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 18-8 104
T16 7 Science & Arts (Okla.) 19-6 104
18 13 LSU Alexandria (La.) 19-7 103
19 19 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 20-6 91
20 24 Texas Wesleyan 17-8 86
21 25 Life (Ga.) 18-8 73
T22 NR Central Baptist (Ark.) 17-5 65
T22 23 Xavier (La.) 18-6 65
T24 21 Cumberlands (Ky.) 18-7 54
T24 NR Graceland (Iowa) 17-9 54

Others Receiving Votes: Dillard (La.) 44; SAGU (Texas) 26; Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) 18; Wayland Baptist (Texas) 14; Campbellsville (Ky.) 13; Wiley (Texas) 13; Peru State (Neb.) 10; Missouri Baptist 9; Vanguard (Calif.) 5; William Jessup (Calif.) 3.

Dropped Out: No. 20 Wayland Baptist (Texas), No. 22 Missouri Baptist

^ Previous ranking occurred Jan.30, 2018 (Poll No. 4)

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