By Jed Flemming, NAIA Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Georgia Gwinnett continues at No.1 in the NAIA Women’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll No. 1, the national office announce on Tuesday.
Top 25 Highlights (dating back to 2000)
-Georgia Gwinnett again holds the No. 1 ranking with 14 first-place votes and 374 total points.
-The Grizzlies finished the 2017 season with winning their second consecutive title.
-There are no new teams in the Top 25 this week.
-Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) and SCAD Savannah (Ga.) tie for the longest consecutive active streak in the Top 25 poll with a total of 104 appearances. Xavier (La.) follows with 50 consecutive appearances.
-Former member Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) holds the most No. 1 rankings with 80. Georgia Gwinnett follows with 26. There are only three teams that have been able to hold the No. 1 ranking for an entire season: former member Auburn Montgomery (2012, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04), former member Fresno Pacific (Calif.) (2011) and Georgia Gwinnett (2017).
-The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, Association of Independent Institutions and Unaffiliated Groups.
-The Top 25 is determined by a points system based on how each voter ranks the best teams. A team receives 30 points for each first-place vote, 29 for second-place and so on through the list.
-The highest and lowest ranking for each team (a non-rating is considered a low ratings) is removed and the team’s ranking will be recalculated with an additional point added to each team for every ballot (including discounted ballots) that the teams appears on.
-Teams that receive only one point in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”
-Frequency of polls occur bi-weekly. This policy was approved by the National Administrative Council (NAC) for the 2017-18 academic season. This change will allow raters the opportunity to consider a larger body of work in between rating periods.
-For the complete ratings calendar, CLICK HERE
2018 NAIA Women’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll No. 1 – (Feb. 13)
|RANK||WEEK||SCHOOL [1st Place Votes]||Record||FINAL POINTS|
|1||1||Georgia Gwinnett ||1-0||374|
|2||2||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||0-1||358|
|4||4||William Woods (Mo.)||0-0||336|
|5||5||SCAD Savannah (Ga.)||3-0||328|
|6||6||William Carey (Miss.)||0-0||308|
|8||8||San Diego Christian (Calif.)||2-1||296|
|9||9||LSU Alexandria (La.)||0-0||271|
|10||11||Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)||1-0||261|
|16||16||SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)||0-0||199|
|17||17||Middle Georgia State||0-0||178|
|19||19||Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||0-0||139|
|22||25||St. Thomas (Fla.)||1-3||130|
Other receiving votes: Westmont (Calif.) 74, Cumberland (Tenn.) 56, Loyola (La.) 56, Huntington (Ind.) 27, Reinhardt (Ga.) 24, Missouri Valley 22, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 16, Union (Ky.) 6, Asbury (Ky.) 5, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 3, Hastings (Neb.) 3