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2016 Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Preseason Poll (Feb. 2)

February 02, 2016
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By Colbi Howser, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – SCAD Savannah (Ga.) holds the No. 1 ranking in the preseason edition of the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The first regular-season installment will be released March, 1.

SCAD Savannah controls the first-ever Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Women’s Lacrosse is in year one of a two-year process towards becoming an NAIA National Championship sport. Throughout the season, 30 women’s programs will fight for eight spots in the first-ever national nvitational tournament May 4-7 in Greenville, S.C. Eight regular season polls will be conducted, as well as a final and postseason poll.

Poll Methodology:
- 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

2016 NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll (Feb. 2)

RANK SCHOOL (2015 Season) WON LOST FINAL POINTS
1 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 15 2 120
2 Georgetown (Ky.) 12 4 105
3 Davenport (Mich.) 16 4 103
4 Robert Morris (Ill.) 10 7 86
5 Tennessee Wesleyan 13 4 85
6 Indiana Tech 11 8 82
7 Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 11 7 68
8 Aquinas (Mich.) 8 9 58
9 Reinhardt (Ga.) 7 9 57
10 Siena Heights (Mich.) 8 6 49
 

 Receiving Votes: Missouri Baptist 38, Point (Ga.) 22, Lourdes (Ohio) 16, Asbury (Ky.) 15, Columbia S.C. 14, Midland (Neb.) 12, Truett-McConnell (Ga.) 2

*Records shown are from 2015 season and prior to the sport being designated by NAIA as Invitational status.