Evangel is 16-5 and is tied for first in the Heart of America conference with a 9-2 league record. They have won three straight and eight of their last nine games.
MidAmerica Nazarene, tied for first with the Crusaders in the conference standings, is 17-6 and ranked 17th nationally.
The complete list of the national poll is available on the NAIA website: http://www.naia.org/
The Crusaders play again Saturday at Baker. Tipoff is at 4 p.m. in Baldwin City, Kan.