By Kelli Elmore, KCAC Assistant Commissioner
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – SCAD Savannah (Ga.) holds the No. 1 ranking in the third 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 105 total points. The second regular-season installment will be released March 22.
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.
- 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. 3 (March 15)
|RANK||LAST WEEK^||SCHOOL (1st place votes)||Record *||Final Points|
|1||1||SCAD Savannah (Ga.) (7)||5-0||105|
|3||3||Lawrence Tech (Mich.)||4-2||87|
|8||6||Robert Morris (Ill.)||3-1||58|
Dropped from the Top 10: Sienna Heights (Mich.)
Receiving Votes: Sienna Heights (42 points), Missouri Valley (23 points), Point University (21 points), Lourdes (15 points), Midland (6 points), Missouri Baptist (5 points), Cumberlands (2 point).
^ Ranking based off the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll (March 9)