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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.

RANKLAST WEEK^SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)2013 RECORDTOTAL POINTS
14Columbia (Mo.) (8)8-0249
21Georgetown (Ky.) (1)9-1235
T37Pikeville (Ky.) (1)7-1233
T35SAGU (Texas)5-1233
59Evangel (Mo.)9-1219
616Arizona Christian8-0205
714John Brown (Ark.)10-0202
812Cal State San Marcos9-1193
9T10William Carey (Miss.)4-1188
1017Rocky Mountain (Mont.)9-2176
11NRTalladega (Ala.)13-2165
126Concordia (Calif.)8-2157
1325Benedictine (Kan.)8-1153
14NRPhilander Smith (Ark.)7-2131
15NRFreed-Hardeman (Tenn.)6-0126
16T24Montana State-Northern10-2114
1713Faulkner (Ala.)7-3113
1818Culver-Stockton (Mo.)8-1110
19NRSt. Gregory’s (Okla.)8-1103
T2023Life (Ga.)8-5102
T20NRWiley (Texas)6-1102
22NRHope International (Calif.)7-194
23NRCumberland (Tenn.)7-092
2422Martin Methodist (Tenn.)7-359
2519Xavier (La.)7-354

Poll courtesy naia.org.