By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Davenport (Mich.) holds the No. 1 ranking in the postseason edition of the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The Panthers received six first-place votes and 105 total points.
Women’s Lacrosse is in year one of a two-year process towards becoming an NAIA National Championship sport. Davenport won the first-ever Women’s Lacrosse National Invitational with a 13-9 victory over Georgetown (Ky.) on May 7 in Greenville, S.C.
- 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’ Postseason Top 10 Poll
|RANK||LAST WEEK^||SCHOOL (1st place votes)||Record||Final Points|
|1||4||Davenport (Mich.) (6)||17-3||105|
|3||1||SCAD Savannah (Ga.)||13-3||88|
|4||3||Lawrence Tech (Mich.)||15-8||87|
|8||6||Robert Morris (Ill.)||11-3||58|
|9||9||Ave Maria (Fla.)||5-8||42|
Dropped from the Top 10: None.
Receiving Votes: Missouri Baptist 32; Benedictine (Kan.) 30; Point (Ga.) 28; Lourdes (Ohio) 14; Ottawa (Kan.) 7; Asbury (Ky.) 4; Siena Heights (Mich.) 4.
^ Ranking based off the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll (April 24)