The Cavaliers haven’t literally been on fire through the opening stretch of the schedule. But night in and night out, you might have been tempted to smell for smoke.
St. Gregory’s is ranked in the first NAIA men’s basketball poll at No. 19. It is the first appearance in the top 25 for SGU since October 2000.
The Cavs won their first eight games, but lost to No. 7 John Brown in their first Sooner Athletic Conference contest. SGU took four of the first five SAC Players of the Week with the play of Marty Wilkerson and Josiah Campbell.
Mid-America Christian also received votes in the poll. The Evangels are 6-1 and sitting atop the SAC at 2-0.
MACU has the points to be ranked 30th.
|RANK||LAST WEEK^||SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)||2013 RECORD||TOTAL POINTS|
|1||4||Columbia (Mo.) (8)||8-0||249|
|2||1||Georgetown (Ky.) (1)||9-1||235|
|T3||7||Pikeville (Ky.) (1)||7-1||233|
|7||14||John Brown (Ark.)||10-0||202|
|8||12||Cal State San Marcos||9-1||193|
|9||T10||William Carey (Miss.)||4-1||188|
|10||17||Rocky Mountain (Mont.)||9-2||176|
|14||NR||Philander Smith (Ark.)||7-2||131|
|19||NR||St. Gregory’s (Okla.)||8-1||103|
|22||NR||Hope International (Calif.)||7-1||94|
|24||22||Martin Methodist (Tenn.)||7-3||59|
Poll courtesy naia.org.