Langston keeps on slowly moving up the NAIA poll.

In its highest ranking in at least a decade and a half, LU comes in at No. 11 in this week’s NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.

The Lions (19-5) have won three straight since falling at No. 1 LSU-Alexandria to open the month. And at 11-2 in the Red River Athletic Conference, LU has clinched a berth in the postseason tournament.

Langston is two games up on third place on No. 19 Our Lady of the Lake in the RRAC standings with five games left in the regular season. The two will meet on Saturday night in San Antonio, Texas.

Mid-America Christian is still getting respect from the voters.

The Evangels (20-6) split games last week. MACU evened the season series with USAO on Thursday, but fell at Wayland Baptist. They will play at John Brown on Thursday and come home for the final game of the season in the Gaulke Center on Saturday, hosting Southwestern Christian.

And Oklahoma City stayed in the poll this week, falling from No. 23 to No. 25.

The Stars (12-8) lost at Wayland Baptist last week, too, but picked up a win over Southwestern Christian on Monday.

Home games await the Stars this week against Bacone on Thursday and USAO on Saturday.

RankLast WeekSchool (First-place votes)RecordPoints
11LSU Alexandria (8)23-2219
22Georgetown (Ky.)23-3209
33Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (1)24-2206
44Pikeville (Ky.)23-3197
56Talladega (Ala.)22-4189
67Hope International (Calif.)22-4183
78Texas Wesleyan21-4175
85Columbia (Mo.)22-4169
9T9Biola (Calif.)24-3162
10T9William Penn (Iowa)21-5161
1112Langston (Okla.)19-5144
1214Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.)20-5140
1311Mid-America Christian (Okla.)20-6137
1415William Carey (Miss.)18-8124
1513Carroll (Mont.)18-6121
1617MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)20-6118
1719Arizona Christian20-5104
1818Peru State (Neb.)17-990
T1920Park (Mo.)16-787
T1921Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)15-687
21T23Cumberlands (Ky.)18-983
2225William Jessup (Calif.)17-778
2316Westmont (Calif.)17-854
24RVMiddle Georgia State14-649
25T23Oklahoma City11-848