Diggers move up to No. 14

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Montana Tech’s men’s basketball team keeps moving on up.

Two weeks after cracking the NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll for the first time, the Orediggers jumped up six spots to No. 14. The latest addition of the poll was released today.

The Orediggers went 4-0 since the last poll was released and are currently on a nine-game win streak. Tech holds a half game lead above Carroll College in the Frontier Conference standings.

The Saints moved up on spot in the recent poll and are ranked No. 11.

Only three games remain in the regular season for the Orediggers. Tech travels to Helena Thursday to take on Carroll College. A victory would give Tech at least a share of their first Frontier Conference regular-season title since 1993. The Orediggers will play host to the University of Providence Saturday at the HPER Complex.

2021-22 NAIA Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll Six (February 9, 2022)

11William Penn (Iowa) [17]23-1558
23Loyola (La.) [3]21-1544
35Indiana Wesleyan23-3511
46William Jessup (Calif.)24-2499
52Talladega (Ala.)21-2494
64Oklahoma Wesleyan24-2477
78Arizona Christian24-3453
87Thomas More (Ky.)20-3432
910College of Idaho22-4389
1015Science & Arts (Okla.)20-4375
1112Carroll (Mont.)23-3369
1213Georgetown (Ky.)21-3360
1319Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)22-3357
1420Montana Tech22-5333
1516Saint Francis (Ind.)20-6290
169SAGU (Texas)17-5282
1724Marian (Ind.)18-4245
1821Faulkner (Ala.)19-5216
1918Southeastern (Fla.)20-5208
2022IU South Bend (Ind.)19-4193
2117Hope International (Calif.)18-6191
2225Briar Cliff (Iowa)17-7147
23RVTexas A&M Texarkana14-4122
2423Bethel (Kan.)20-6109
25RVIU Kokomo (Ind.)23-375

Dropped from the Top 25: Grace (Ind.), LSU Alexandria (La.)

Others Receiving Votes: Concordia (Neb.) 72, Florida College 69, LSU Shreveport (La.) 67, Indiana Tech 64, Grace (Ind.) 63, Oregon Tech 58, Stillman (Ala.) 44, Missouri Baptist 31, LSU Alexandria (La.) 27, Southwestern (Kan.) 22, Jamestown (N.D.) 17, Evangel (Mo.) 11, Xavier (La.) 7, Tennessee Southern 7, Texas Wesleyan 5, WVU Tech (W.Va.) 5, Central Methodist (Mo.) 3, Northwestern (Iowa) 3, Alice Lloyd (Ky.) 3.




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