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2016 Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – No. 6 (April 5)

April 05, 2016
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By Kelli Elmore, KCAC Assistant Commissioner

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Davenport (Mich.) is No. 1 in the sixth regular-season edition of the NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The Panthers claimed seven first-place votes and 119 points. The seventh regular-season installment will be released April 12.

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. 6 (April 5)

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1st place votes) Record * Final Points
1 1 Davenport (Mich.) (7) 2-0 119
2 3 Missouri Valley (1) 8-1 113
3 10 Siena Heights (Mich.) 4-2 100
4 5 Missouri Baptist 5-1 96
5 2 Lourdes (Ohio) 4-1 88
6 4 St. Andrews (N.C.) 7-3 72
7 6 Indiana Tech 3-2 68
8 8 SCAD (Ga.) 3-3 63
9 7 Reinhardt (Ga.) 6-2 59
10 9 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 5-1 55

Dropped from the Top 10: None.

Others receiving votes: St. Gregory’s (Okla.) 49; Ottawa (Kan.) 22; Tennessee Wesleyan 22; Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 17; Aquinas (Mich.) 7; Cumberlands (Ky.) 5; Saint Mary (Kan.) 2; Robert Morris (Ill.) 2; Michigan-Dearborn (Mich.) 1.

^ Ranking based off the NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll (March 29)
* Record includes games against NAIA schools only