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2017 NAIA Softball Coaches' Top 25 Poll May 10 (Final)

May 10, 2017

By: Chad Waller, Director of Athletics Communications and Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the 13th-straight time, Oklahoma City holds the No. 1 position in the final regular-season edition of the 2017 NAIA Softball Coaches' Top 25 Poll, announced Wednesday by the national office. The 13-consecutive top rankings by the Stars is the longest for an NAIA program since former member Concordia (Calif.) went 18-consecutive weeks at No. 1 that spanned the 2013-14 seasons.

Poll Methodology
• The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and the Association of Independent Institutions.
• 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 2016-17 academic season. This change will allow raters the opportunity to consider a larger body of work in between rating periods.
• For the complete calendar of 2017 Top 25 Polls, click here.

2017 NAIA Softball Coaches' Top 25 Poll – May 10 (Final)

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) 2017 RECORD TOTAL POINTS
1 1 Oklahoma City (19) 61-1 529
2 2 Brenau (Ga.) 52-5 509
3 3 Columbia (Mo.) 43-5 494
4 4 Marian (Ind.) 44-4 476
5 5 Georgia Gwinnett 48-7-1 464
6 6 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 39-11 435
7 7 William Carey (Miss.) 42-9 426
8 8 Davenport (Mich.) 43-7 407
9 11 St. Francis (Ill.) 41-5 371
10 9 Morningside (Iowa) 38-8 367
11 10 Campbellsville (Ky.) 37-13 359
12 12 LSU Alexandria 46-8 351
13 14 Reinhardt (Ga.) 41-14-1 305
14 15 Corban (Ore.) 40-11 303
15 16 Vanguard (Calif.) 46-13 299
16 17 Simpson (Calif.) 42-8 279
17 18 Rio Grande (Ohio) 45-8 237
18 19 Mobile (Ala.) 40-18 222
19 25 Warner (Fla.) 25-13 218
20 20 Southern Oregon 40-12 213
21 21 Grand View (Iowa) 41-13 173
22 13 Southeastern (Fla.) 41-15 170
23 23 Bellevue (Neb.) 49-14 157
24 24 Williams Baptist (Ark.) 34-11 142
25 22 Science & Arts (Okla.) 38-16 137

Dropped from rankings: none

Others Receiving Votes: Oregon Tech 73; Taylor (Ind.) 58; Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 45; Clarke (Iowa) 42; Jamestown (N.D.) 34; Georgetown (Ky.) 29; Thomas (Ga.) 27; Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 14; Indiana Wesleyan 12; Ottawa (Kan.) 12; Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 7.

^ Ranking from 2017 Coaches Top 25 Poll (May 2)