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2016 Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – No. 5 (March 29)

March 29, 2016
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By Kelli Elmore, KCAC Assistant Commissioner

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – SCAD Savannah (Ga.) holds the No. 1 ranking in the fifth 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 120 total points. The sixth regular-season installment will be released April 5.

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. 5 (March 29)

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1st place votes) Record * Final Points
1 1 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) (7) 8-1 120
2 2 Georgetown (Ky.) 6-1 111
3 3 Indiana Tech 7-0 105
4 6 Davenport (Mich.) 5-1 95
5 4 Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 6-4 85
6 9 Tennessee Wesleyan 8-3 78
7 5 Ave Maria (Fla.) 4-5 76
8 7 Robert Morris (Ill.) 6-1 65
9 8 Reinhardt (Ga.) 7-3 54
10 10 Columbia (S.C.) 12-2 41

Dropped from the Top 10: None.

Receiving Votes: Sienna Heights (Mich.) (37 points), Missouri Valley (32 points), Missouri Baptist (29 points), Point (Ga.) (19 points), Lourdes (Ohio) (7 points), Ottawa (Kan.) (3 points).

^ Ranking based off the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll (March 22)