The winning just keeps happening for Mid-America Christian and Langston and it’s being reflected in the national ranking.

Between the two, they have combined for 15 consecutive wins.

MACU made a big jump in this week’s NAIA¬†Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Evangels moved up six spots from No. 15 into the top 10 at No. 9.OSBNAIABridgeCMYK-A

It is the highest national ranking for Mid-America Christian, 14-3 overall and 4-1 in the Sooner Athletic Conference, since joining the NAIA in 2007.

The Evangels have won six straight games and host No. 16 Southwestern Assemblies of God on Thursday night in the Gaulke Center.

Langston moved up as well this week, climbing one spot to No. 12. Only four points separate ninth-ranked MACU (152), Biola (Calif.) and Arizona Christian tied at the No. 10 spot (151) and Langston (148)

The Lions are on a nine-game winning streak, with a record of 12-3 overall and 6-0 in the Red River Athletic Conference.

LU starts a four-game road stretch Tuesday night at the University of the Southwest.

USAO also received votes in this week’s poll.

RANK LAST WEEK SCHOOL (First Place Votes) 2015-16 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Pikeville (Ky.) (9) 18-1 219
2 4 LSU Alexandria 15-2 205
3 5 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 18-1 199
4 T2 Columbia (Mo.) 17-2 197
5 T2 Georgetown (Ky.) 16-2 196
6 6 William Penn (Iowa) 16-2 189
7 9 Hope International (Calif.) 16-2 178
8 8 Talladega (Ala.) 15-3 172
9 15 Mid-America Christian (Okla.) 14-3 152
10 10 Biola (Calif.) 18-2 151
10 7 Arizona Christian 15-3 151
12 13 Langston (Okla.) 12-3 148
13 11 Texas Wesleyan 13-4 140
14 12 Carroll (Mont.) 13-4 131
15 16 Westmont (Calif.) 13-4 118
16 18 SAGU (Texas) 14-4 107
17 20 Park (Mo.) 11-5 98
18 21 Campbellsville (Ky.) 16-5 87
19 17 Mobile (Ala.) 12-5 86
20 19 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 14-5 84
21 14 Xavier (La.) 14-6 81
22 RV Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 9-4 78
23 22 Dalton State (Ga.) 12-5 63
24 RV Peru State (Neb.) 11-7 53
25 RV Montana Western 12-7 52

Others Receiving Votes: William Woods (Mo.) 35; Graceland (Iowa) 34; Cumberlands (Ky.) 33; LSU Shreveport (La.) 14; MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 13; Dillard (La.) 8; Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 6; Science & Arts (Okla.) 4; Benedictine (Kan.) 3.

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