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2016 Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – No. 4 (March 22)

March 22, 2016
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By Kelli Elmore, KCAC Assistant Commissioner

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Davenport (Mich.) is No. 1 in the fourth regular-season edition of the NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The Panthers claimed all eight first-place votes and 120 points. The second regular-season installment will be released March 29.

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. 4 (March 22)

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1st place votes) Record * Final Points
1 1 Davenport (Mich.) (8) 2-0 120
2 2 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 5-1 104
3 3 Indiana Tech 2-0 102
4 7 Missouri Valley 2-0 95
5 4 Lourdes (Ohio) 2-0 92
6 10 St. Andrews (N.C.) 7-1 80
7 6 Reinhardt (Ga.) 6-2 68
8 9 Missouri Baptist 2-1 64
9 RV St. Gregory’s (Okla.) 2-0 55
10 8 Siena Heights (Mich.) 2-2 51

Dropped from the Top 10: Ottawa (Kan.)

Others receiving votes: Ottawa (Kan.) 40; SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 33; Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 23; Tennessee Wesleyan 14; Aquinas (Mich.) 9; Cumberlands (Ky.) 6; Saint Mary (Kan.) 2; Michigan-Dearborn 2.  

^ Ranking based off the NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll (March 8)
* Record includes games against NAIA schools only