Pilots Ranked #5 in NAIA Coaches' Poll
December 05, 2007
Shreveport, La. – Off to their best start since beginning the 2005-06 season 12-0, the LSUS Pilots men’s basketball team was rewarded with a #5 national ranking Wednesday in the first regular season NAIA Coaches’ Poll of the 2007-08 season.
LSUS began 2007-08 ranked #17 in the preseason coaches’ poll.
The Pilots (8-0) have reeled off eight consecutive wins to begin this season, including an 81-79 victory Tuesday night over Wiley College who entered this week’s rankings as the #15 team in the nation.
LSUS has four victories this year against NAIA opponents who are either nationally ranked, or are receiving votes to be ranked. In addition, the Pilots defeated two NCAA Division 3 schools in action earlier this season, while also knocking off two NCAA Division 1 opponents in exhibition contests.
LSUS will be back in action on Thursday night versus Jarvis Christian in Hawkins, Texas. The Pilots defeated Jarvis 83-68 on Nov. 12.