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2016 Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – No. 2 (March 8)

March 08, 2016
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By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Davenport (Mich.) is No. 1 in the second regular-season edition of the NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The Panthers claimed five first-place votes and 117 points. The third regular-season installment will be released March 15.

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. 2 (March 8)

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1st place votes) Record * Final Points
1 1 Davenport (Mich.) (5) 2-0 117
2 3 Reinhardt (Ga.) (3) 4-0 114
3 2 Siena Heights (Mich.) 1-2 103
4 4 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 2-0 98
5 7 Indiana Tech (Ind.) 0-0 88
6 RV Lourdes (Mich.) 1-0 73
7 8 Ottawa (Kan.) 2-1 68
8 6 Missouri Baptist 1-1 61
9 9 Missouri Valley 1-1 60
10 5 St. Andrews (N.C.) 5-1 46

Dropped from the Top 10: Lawrence Tech (Mich.) (No. 10)

Others receiving votes: Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 39; SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 33; St. Gregory’s (Okla.) 26; Aquinas (Mich.) 10; Michigan-Dearborn 8; Robert Morris (Ill.) 6; Tennessee Wesleyan (5; St. Mary’s (Kan.) 4.

^ Ranking based off the NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Coaches' Poll (March 1)
* Record includes games against NAIA schools only