By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Davenport (Mich.) is No. 1 in the preseason edition of the NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The first regular-season installment will be released March 1.
Davenport (Mich.) controls the first-ever Men’s Lacrosse Top 10 Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Men’s Lacrosse is in year one of a two-year process towards becoming an NAIA National Championship sport. Throughout the season, 27 Men’s programs will fight for eight spots in the first-ever national invitational tournament May 4-7 in Greenville, S.C. Eight regular-season polls will be conducted, as well as a final and postseason poll.
- The ratings committee is comprised of eight raters – two raters per conference/A.I.I./group
- Each conference/A.I.I./group produces a conference rating from which raters will use to compile their national ballot. Only teams represented on the conference rating are eligible for the national ballot.
- Each rater will submit a top 15 ballot, which will be used to produce the Top 10 national rating and a list of other teams receiving votes.
- For additional details on the national rating, please consult the coaches’ manual – Men’s | Women’s
NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – Preseason (Feb. 2)
|1||Davenport (Mich.) (7)||119|
|2||Missouri Valley (1)||113|
|3||Siena Heights (Mich.)||103|
|7||St. Andrews (NC)||71|
|9||SCAD Savannah (Ga.)||53|
Others receiving votes: Aquinas (Mich.) 32; Tennessee Wesleyan 29; Ottawa (Kan.) 28; St. Mary’s (Kan.) 16; Michigan-Dearborn 15; Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 11; Robert Morris (Ill.) 7; Asbury (Ky.) 6; St. Ambrose (Iowa) 5; St. Gregory’s (Okla.) 2.