By Jed Flemming, NAIA Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Georgia Gwinnett’s remains both undefeated and No. 1 overall in the NAIA Men’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll No. 3, the national office announce on Tuesday.
Top 25 Highlights
-Georgia Gwinnett maintains their streak at the No. 1 spot with a perfect 7-0 record on the week and 18-0 for the season.
-The Grizzlies earned 374 total points and 14 first-place votes for the second-straight poll of the season.
-Union (Ky.) is the only school to join the Top 25 this week.
-The longest consecutive active streak in the poll is owned by Xavier (La.) with 90 consecutive appearances. Westmont (Calif.) follows with 76 consecutive appearance.
-Georgia Gwinnett has now been ranked in the No. 1 spot for 1,393 straight days.
-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 Men’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll No. 3 – (March 13)
|RANK||WEEK||SCHOOL [1st Place Votes]||Record||FINAL POINTS|
|6||6||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||2-0||315|
|7||7||William Woods (Mo.)||5-4||297|
|9||9||Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)||1-1||279|
|11||11||Middle Georgia State||6-2||257|
|12||12||William Carey (Miss.)||5-2||242|
|13||12||San Diego Christian (Calif.)||4-3||233|
|20||20||Lawrence Tech (Mich.)||10-3||136|
|24||22||St. Thomas (Fla.)||5-5||101|
Dropped from the Top 25: SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)
Others Receiving Votes: Aquinas (Mich.) 80; Texas A&M-Texarkana 35; Loyola (La.) 32; SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) 28; Bethany (Kan.) 25; Cumberlands (Ky.) 21; Missouri Valley 12; Hastings (Neb.) 10; Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 9; Ave Maria (Fla.) 9; Marian (Ind.) 6; Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 5