Rocky men ranked 10th in NAIA

2014-01-07T21:45:00Z 2014-01-08T23:46:06Z Rocky men ranked 10th in NAIA The Billings Gazette
January 07, 2014 9:45 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rocky Mountain College remained 10th in the second edition of the NAIA Division I Top 25 men's basketball poll, which was released on Tuesday afternoon.

Coach Bill Dreikosen's Battlin' Bears are 12-3 overall and riding a three-game winning streak. Rocky is 3-0 in the Frontier Conference and tied for the league lead.

One of the Bears' recent wins was over Montana State Northern, which is 14-3 overall and tied for 15th in the national rankings. The Lights were 16th in the previous balloting.

Rocky and MSU Northern are the only Frontier men's teams in the Top 25, with Pikeville, Ky., 12-1, sitting at No. 1.

In the women's poll, three Frontier teams are ranked: No. 4 Westminster College (9-2), No. 18 MSU Northern (13-2) and No. 23 Lewis-Clark State (16-1).

Westminster was also fourth in the previous poll, while Northern was 24th. L-C State is making its first appearance in the rankings this season.

Vanguard, Calif., is No. 1 at 11-0.

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