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Benedictine ranked ninth in NAIA men’s basketball poll

Updated: 2014-01-29T00:21:59Z

The Kansas City Star

The Benedictine men’s basketball team reached No. 9 in the NAIA Division I poll Tuesday, the Ravens’ highest ranking since moving to that level in 2008-09.

The Ravens, 15-4, lead the Heart of America Athletic Conference and play host to Peru State (Neb.) on Thursday. They beat Culver-Stockton, which dropped from 11th to 15th, and Evangel, which dropped from fifth to 10th, last week.

NAIA Division I top 25

School (first-place votes) Record Pts Pvs
1. Cal State San Marcos (4)20-12442
1. Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) (5)16-02443
3. Pikeville (Ky.) (1)16-22344
4. SAGU (Texas)16-22301
5. William Carey (Miss.)13-22138
6. Columbia (Mo.)18-22047
7. Talladega (Ala.)18-31996
8. Concordia (Calif.)16-41978
9. Benedictine15-419615
10. Evangel (Mo.)16-41765
11. Emmanuel (Ga.)18-216514
12. Vanguard (Calif.)17-216123
13. Xavier (La.)16-514416
14. Rio Grande (Ohio)14-613520
15. Culver-Stockton (Mo.)15-413211
16. Mid-America Christian (Okla.)11-511922
17. LSU Shreveport (La.)13-5118RV
18. Georgetown (Ky.)14-510711
19. Montana Western12-710618
20. Philander Smith (Ark.)15-510321
21. Wiley (Texas)14-49010
22. St. Gregory’s (Okla.)15-48117
23. Hope International (Calif.)14-57719
24. Martin Methodist (Tenn.)12-57524
25. Great Falls (Mont.)14-76324
25. Arizona Christian15-46313

•  Others receiving votes: St. Catharine (Ky.) 30; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 24; Oklahoma City 22; MidAmerica Nazarene 14; St. Thomas (Texas) 11; Faulkner (Ala.) 9; Life (Ga.) 8.

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