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2016 Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – No. 1 (March 1)

March 01, 2016
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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.

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

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
2 2 Georgetown (Ky.) 1-0 77
3 3 Davenport (Mich.) 0-0 75
4 5 Tennessee Wesleyan 4-0 69
5 7 Lawrence Tech 2-1 66
6 4 Robert Morris (Ill.) 0-0 59
7 9 Reinhardt (Ga.) 3-1 54
8 RV Columbia (S.C.) 5-1 40
9 6 Indiana Tech 0-0 38
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)