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2016 Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Final Top 10 Poll

April 24, 2016
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By Kelli Elmore, KCAC Assistant Commissioner

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Davenport (Mich.) is No. 1 in the eighth and final regular-season edition of the NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced Sunday. The Panthers claimed seven first-place votes and 119 points.

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’ Final Top 10 Poll:

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1st place votes) Record * Final Points
1 1 Davenport (Mich.) (7) 4-0 119
2 2 Missouri Valley (1) 9-1 113
3 3 Siena Heights (Mich.) 7-3 102
4 5 Lourdes (Ohio) 8-1 92
5 4 Missouri Baptist 8-1 87
6 8 Reinhardt (Ga.) 10-2 85
7 6 St. Andrews (N.C.) 8-4 67
8 9 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 5-2 66
9 7 Indiana Tech 5-9 55
10 10 SCAD (Ga.) 3-3 44

Dropped from the Top 10: None.

Others receiving votes: Ottawa (Kan.) 43; St. Gregory’s (Okla.) 33; Tennessee Wesleyan 20; Aquinas (Mich.) 10; Cumberlands (Ky.) 9; Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 8; Robert Morris (Ill.) 6; Saint Mary (Kan.) 1.

^ Ranking based off the NAIA Men’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll (April 12)
* Record includes games against NAIA schools only