By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern
Photo credited to Nanny Trippe
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – SCAD Savannah (Ga.) holds the No. 1 ranking in the first regular-season edition of the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The Bees received six first-place votes and 90 total points. The second regular-season installment will be released March 8.
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 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 Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – No. 1 (March 1)
|RANK||LAST WEEK^||SCHOOL (1st place votes)||Record *||Final Points|
|1||1||SCAD Savannah (Ga.) (6)||3-0||90|
|6||4||Robert Morris (Ill.)||0-0||59|
|10||10||Siena Heights (Mich.)||0-0||28|
Dropped from the Top 10: Aquinas (Mich.) (No. 8)
Receiving Votes: Point (Ga.) 25; Missouri Valley 24; Missouri Baptist 16; Midland (Neb.) 12; Cumberlands (Ky.) 7; Lourdes (Mich.) 3; Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 3; Johnson & Wales (Colo.).
^ Ranking based off the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Preseason Poll (Feb. 2)