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.
- 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|
|4||Robert Morris (Ill.)||10||7||86|
|7||Lawrence Tech (Mich.)||11||7||68|
|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.