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2016 Men’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. – Davenport (Mich.) is No. 1 in the fifth 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 sixth regular-season installment will be released April 5.

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. 5 (March 29)

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1st place votes) Record * Final Points
1 1 Davenport (Mich.) (8) 2-0 120
2 5 Lourdes (Ohio) 4-0 110
3 4 Missouri Valley 7-1 105
4 6 St. Andrews (N.C) 7-1 85
5 8 Missouri Baptist 3-1 83
6 3 Indiana Tech 3-2 78
7 7 Reinhardt (Ga.) 6-2 69
8 RV SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 3-3 66
9 2 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 5-1 56
10 10 Siena Heights (Mich.) 2-2 51

Dropped from the Top 10: St. Gregory’s (Okla.)

Others receiving votes: St. Gregory’s (Okla.) 49; Ottawa (Kan.) 34; Tennessee Wesleyan 21; Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 18; Aquinas (Mich.) 7; Cumberlands (Ky.) 5; Saint Mary (Kan.) 3.

^ Ranking based off the NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll (March 22)
* Record includes games against NAIA schools only