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2016 Women’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. – SCAD Savannah (Ga.) holds the No. 1 ranking in the fourth 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 29.

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. 4 (March 22)

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1st place votes) Record * Final Points
1 1 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) (7) 8-0 105
2 2 Georgetown (Ky.) 5-1 96
3 7 Indiana Tech 5-0 91
4 3 Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 5-3 82
5 6 Ave Maria 4-5 74
6 4 Davenport (Mich.) 3-1 71
7 8 Robert Morris (Ill.) 4-1 59
8 5 Reinhardt (Ga.) 7-2 58
9 T8 Tennessee Wesleyan 5-3 46
10 10 Columbia (S.C.) 11-2 37

Dropped from the Top 10: None.

Receiving Votes: Sienna Heights (29 points), Missouri Valley (28 points), Missouri Baptist (25 points), Point University (19 points), Benedictine (12 points), Lourdes (6 points), Midland (2 points).

^ Ranking based off the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll (March 15)