Western men sixth in postseason poll

Montana Western’s men’s basketball team finished the season ranked No. 6 in the nation.

The Division I NAIA coaches’ postseason poll was released today. The Bulldogs, who won two games at the national tournament to reach the elite eight, moved up seven spots from the last poll.

Western finished the season at 24-10. The Bulldogs are the highest-ranked Frontier Conference team.

National champion Georgetown (Ky.), of course, finished No. 1. SAGU of Texas, which beat Western in the quarterfinals, is ranked No. 2.

Frontier regular-season champion Lewis-Clark State was ranked No. 19, down 14 spots. MSU-Northern and Rocky Mountain College, which won the Frontier tournament title, received votes.

2012 – 13 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Postseason Top 25 Poll – March 27

113Georgetown (Ky.) (11)28-8281
26SAGU (Texas)33-5272
32Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)33-5262
425LSU Shreveport (La.)27-7254
51Columbia (Mo.)35-1245
613Montana Western24-10228
74John Brown (Ark.)28-7223
83Lee (Tenn.)30-4221
99Evangel (Mo.)26-7211
10RVCulver-Stockton (Mo.)26-9187
1110Oklahoma Baptist25-8177
1211Westmont (Calif.)25-8166
13RVMidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)26-10163
1418Faulkner (Ala.)29-6162
158Pikeville (Ky.)26-7159
1618Martin Methodist (Tenn.)21-11152
1716Hope International (Calif.)26-8137
177Cal State San Marcos23-7137
195Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)26-6134
2023Concordia (Calif.)23-11112
2112William Carey (Miss.)25-6106
2222Philander Smith (Ark.)25-894
2320St. Thomas (Texas)28-680
2416Xavier (La.)24-878
2515Emmanuel (Ga.)28-567

Others receiving votes: Montana State-Northern 66; Arizona Christian 52; Life (Ga.) 37; Science & Arts (Okla.) 30; Voorhees (S.C.) 11; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 7; Bethel (Tenn.) 5; Campbellsville (Ky.) 4.


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