By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – SCAD Savannah (Ga.) holds the No. 1 ranking in the second 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 third regular-season installment will be released March 15.
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. 2 (March 8)
|RANK||LAST WEEK^||SCHOOL (1st place votes)||Record *||Final Points|
|1||1||SCAD Savannah (Ga.) (6)||5-0||90|
|3||7||Lawrence Tech (Mich.)||3-2||75|
|6||6||Robert Morris (Ill.)||2-0||64|
|10||10||Siena Heights (Mich.)||0-1||32|
Dropped from the Top 10: None
Receiving Votes: Missouri Valley 25; Missouri Baptist 25; Midland (Neb.) 16; Point (Ga.) 15; Lourdes (Ohio) 12; Aquinas (Mich.) 8; Cumberlands (Tenn.) 2.
^ Ranking based off the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Preseason Poll (March 1)