RSU Hillcats Down To No. 20 In NAIA Poll


Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 6:17 pm
By: News 9


The Rogers State men's basketball team moved down two spots in the sixth edition of the 2012-13 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll.

The Hillcats went 1-1 in the past week in West Texas. RSU pushed past the Wayland Baptist Pioneers on Thursday, 69-61. Saturday the Cats didn't fare as well with a 69-65 loss to Lubbock Christian.

The ranking marks the 23rd consecutive time the Hillcats have been mentioned in the Top 25 poll.

RSU is one of three teams from the Sooner Athletic Conference in the poll. John Brown moves down two spots to No. 6 after a loss to Wayland Baptist on Saturday. While Oklahoma Baptist moved from the tenth spot to No. 9 in this week's rankings. SAC foe Mid-America Christian sits one spot out of the Top 25 after the Evangels received 35 votes.

Columbia College (Mo.) remains atop the Top 25 Poll as the lone unbeaten team in the NAIA at 22-0. The Cougars received all 11 first-place votes. Lee (Tenn.) remains in second at 19-1 on the year, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) moved up to No. 3 in the most recent poll. As Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) moved from No. 7 up to the fourth spot while Westmont (Calif.) rounds out the Top 5.

To view the complete Top 25 Poll please visit here.

Rogers State (16-6, 4-4) will travel to Shawnee, Okla. to face No. 9 Oklahoma Baptist on Saturday, February 2 at 5 p.m.