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2018 NAIA DII Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll — Final

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – IU East (Ind.) claimed the No. 1 ranking in the final regular-season edition of the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday. The Red Wolves, who are ranked No. 1 for the first-time in program history, garnered 10 first-place votes and 311 total points.

Poll Methodology
• The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and Association of Independent Institutions.
• The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second-place and so on through the list.
• The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low ratings) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appears on.
• Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”
Frequency of polls occur bi-weekly. This policy was approved by the National Administrative Council (NAC) for the 2016-17 academic season. This change will allow raters the opportunity to consider a larger body of work in between rating periods.
• For the complete Top 25 calendar, click here.

2017-18 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Final (Feb. 28)

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2017-18 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 IU East (Ind.) (10) 31-2 311
2 1 Cornerstone (Mich.) (2) 28-4 302
3 4 College of Idaho 27-6 293
4 5 Indiana Wesleyan 26-7 282
5 6 Morningside (Iowa) 26-6 269
6 3 Indiana Tech 26-6 264
7 8 Saint Francis (Ind.) 25-8 244
8 7 St. Thomas (Fla.) 22-7 235
9 10 Union (Ky.) 23-7 234
10 11 Northwestern (Iowa) 25-6 217
11 9 Briar Cliff (Iowa) 24-7 199
12 13 Warner Pacific (Ore.) 23-9 197
13 12 Southwestern (Kan.) 26-7 191
14 16 Governors State (Ill.) 25-8 186
15 13 IU Southeast (Ind.) 23-8 178
16 19 Oklahoma Wesleyan 25-8 166
17 17 Stillman (Ala.) 27-4 155
18 15 Bethel (Ind.) 22-9 145
19 20 Roosevelt (Ill.) 26-7 128
20 18 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 22-10 113
T21 RV Southeastern (Fla.) 21-9 97
T21 21 Oregon Tech 22-10 97
23 22 Bellevue (Neb.) 21-11 94
24 24 Marian (Ind.) 20-11 67
25 25 WVU Tech 20-11 65



Others Receiving Votes: Keiser (Fla.) 60; Michigan-Dearborn 56; Trinity International (Ill.) 47; Antelope Valley (Calif.) 28; Jamestown (N.D.) 24; Southern Oregon 21; Hastings (Neb.) 12; Montreat (N.C.) 5; Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) 4.

Dropped Out: Keiser (Fla.) (No. 23)

^ Ranking from Feb. 20, 2018 Top 25 Poll

Championship Information

NAIA DII Men's Basketball Championship
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