By Katie Green, Manager of Athletics Communications and Media
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After being tied with Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) in poll No. 1, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) takes the lead in the second edition of the 2018 NAIA Women’s Swim & Dive Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced on Thursday. The Bee’s tallied four-of-five first-place votes and 49 total points.
Top 10 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000):
-Since the first poll of the season, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) has taken a win over NCAA member Birmingham Southern (Ala.).
-There are no teams that are new to the Top 10 this week.
-SCAD Savannah holds the longest active streak in the Top 10 with 31 total appearance. The last 13-consecutive appearances have been in the top five.
-There have been five programs that have been able to maintain the No. 1 ranking for an entire season: SCAD Savannah, former member Oklahoma Baptist, Fresno Pacific (Calif.), California Baptist and Simon Fraser. Fresno Pacific and Simon Fraser are the only teams to do it two different times.
-Former member California Baptist holds the most No. 1 rankings in women’s swim & dive. SCAD Savannah follows closely behind with 11 No. 1 rankings.
-Top 10 team ratings will be recommended to the NAIA National Office by a Coaches’ Presidential committee. This committee will conduct the Top 10 rating five times during the season.
-The Committee will consist of five current NAIA Swimming and Diving Coaches. The committee will use the most current “top times” as the primary source of ranking.
-For the complete ratings calendar, click here.
2018 NAIA Women’s Swim & Dive Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – (Oct. 26)
|RANK||LAST TIME||SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES]||POINTS|
|1||1||SCAD Savannah (Ga.) ||49|
|2||1||Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ||46|
|6||5||College of Idaho||22|
|7||8||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||20|
Dropped from the rankings: NA
Others receiving votes: Indiana Wesleyan 6, WVU Institute of Technology (W.Va.) 5
^Top 10 ranking in Coaches’ Poll on Nov. 16, 2017