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2016 Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – No. 3 (March 15)

March 15, 2016
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By Kelli Elmore, KCAC Assistant Commissioner

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – SCAD Savannah (Ga.) holds the No. 1 ranking in the third regular-season edition of the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The Bees received seven first place votes and 105 total points. The second regular-season installment will be released March 22.

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. 3 (March 15)

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1st place votes) Record * Final Points
1 1 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) (7) 5-0 105
2 2 Georgetown (Ky.) 4-0 98
3 3 Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 4-2 87
4 5 Davenport (Mich.) 1-1 78
5 7 Reinhardt (Ga.) 6-1 68
6 NR Ave Maria 4-3 67
7 8 Indiana Tech 3-0 61
8 6 Robert Morris (Ill.) 3-1 58
8 4 Tennessee Wesleyan 5-2 58
10 9 Columbia (S.C.) 10-1 46

Dropped from the Top 10: Sienna Heights (Mich.)

Receiving Votes: Sienna Heights (42 points), Missouri Valley (23 points), Point University (21 points), Lourdes (15 points), Midland (6 points), Missouri Baptist (5 points), Cumberlands (2 point).

^ Ranking based off the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll (March 9)