Oklahoma Baptist is the top ranked team in the first regular season NAIA men’s basketball poll for 2012-2013.
The Bison are 9-1 this year and the national runners-up from last season avenged the title game loss to Concordia, defeating the Eagles 88-81 in Las Vegas on Saturday. OBU was ranked second in the preseason poll.
Rogers State is also in the top five, moving up one spot into a tie for the fourth spot with Pikeville (Ky.)
RSU is also coming off a fantastic season with an Elite Eight appearance and is 10-1, winning its last three.
USAO is 7-1 and jumped from the realm of unranked into the 14th spot in the poll. Oklahoma City is also in the top 25 at No. 22, as the Stars are 5-1.