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2016 Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – No. 1 (March 2)

March 02, 2016
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By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Davenport (Mich.) is No. 1 in the first regular-season edition of the NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday. The Panthers claimed all eight first-place votes and 120 points. The second regular-season installment will be released March 8.

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. 

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 Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – No. 1 (March 2)

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1st place votes) Record * Final Points
1 1 Davenport (Mich.) (8) 1-0 120
2 3 Siena Heights (Mich.) 0-1 107
3 4 Reinhardt (Ga.) 3-0 101
4 8 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 2-0 100
5 7 St. Andrews (N.C.) 4-0 81
6 6 Missouri Baptist 1-0 80
7 5 Indiana Tech 0-0 72
8 RV Ottawa (Kan.) 1-0 64
9 2 Missouri Valley 0-1 57
10 RV Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 0-0 36

Dropped from the Top 10: SCAD Savannah (Ga.) (No. 9) and Lourdes (Ohio.) (No. 10) 

Others receiving votes: SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 31; St. Gregory’s (Okla) 30; Tennessee Wesleyan 27; Lourdes (Ohio) 25; Aquinas (Mich.) 11; Saint Mary 10; Cumberlands (Ky.) 4; Robert Morris (Ill.) 3. 

^ Ranking based off the NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Preseason Poll (Feb. 2)
* Record includes games against NAIA schools only