No. 3 Oklahoma Baptist, who collected 292 total points, improved four positions. Georgetown (Ky.) finished with the remaining first-place vote and 284 points to take over the fourth spot. Leaping up seven spots, No. 5 Shorter (Ga.) tallied 269 points.
LSU Shreveport (La.) fell out of the Top 25 after starting the Preseason with a No. 6 ranking. That was the farthest slide out of the poll this week.
Eleven of the 12 conference/independent/unaffiliated groups are mentioned in the poll. The Golden State Athletic Conference, Mid-South Conference and Sooner Athletic Conference each place four teams in the ranking. Five other leagues land a pair of programs.
The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conference/independent/unaffiliated groups. The second regular-season Division I Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll will be announced on Dec. 12.
Notes: (All information dates back to 2000 – 01 season) Defending national champion and Preseason No. 1 Pikeville (Ky.) fell down to the 22nd spot… No. 5 Shorter (Ga.) enjoys its first top-five ranking since polls date back to the 2000 season… No. 9 Mountain State (W.Va.) has been in the Top 25 for the last 135-consecutive weeks, which is the longest active streak in NAIA Division I; No. 4 Georgetown (Ky.) is next with 67, followed by No. 7 Texas Wesleyan at 44 and No. 3 Oklahoma Baptist at 39… Mountain State has the most No. 1 rankings since 2000 – the Cougars have been No. 1 a total of 48 times since 2000, which marks the highest total of any program in that span; Robert Morris (Ill.) is second with 23 No. 1s and Concordia (Calif.) follows with nine mentions… Robert Morris is the only program to start and end a season ranked No. 1, doing so during the 2006 – 07 season.
|RANK||LAST WEEK^||SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)||2011-12 RECORD||TOTAL POINTS|
|T1||3||Robert Morris (Ill.) (6)||9-0||306|
|T1||4||Concordia (Calif.) (5)||8-0||306|
|4||8||Georgetown (Ky.) (1)||10-0||284|
|6||11||Rogers State (Okla.)||7-0||261|
|8||5||Martin Methodist (Tenn.)||8-2||237|
|9||2||Mountain State (W.Va.)||8-3||236|
|10||9||Azusa Pacific (Calif.)||6-2||219|
|13||18||Southern Nazarene (Okla.)||6-1||195|
|16||NR||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||7-3||136|
|18||20||Southern Poly (Ga.)||6-2||130|
|T20||NR||John Brown (Ark.)||9-1||119|
|23||24||Saint Xavier (Ill.)||7-3||80|
|24||RV||Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)||5-3||74|
|25||25||Fresno Pacific (Calif.)||6-3||62|