By Jed Flemming, NAIA Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Georgia Gwinnett hits 34 straight polls on top to stay No. 1 overall in the NAIA Men’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll No. 5, the national office announce on Tuesday.
Top 25 Highlights
-Georgia Gwinnett rides into their 34th-straight No. 1 ranking with a 76-match win streak. 76-straight win is the longest-active win streak across all college sports. No other team has a larger active-win streak in college sports
-The Grizzlies earned all 374 total points and a unanimous 14 first-place votes
-There are no new teams to enter the Top 25 Poll this week for the second-straight week
-The longest consecutive active streak in the poll is owned by Xavier (La.) with 92 consecutive appearances. Westmont (Calif.) follows with 78 consecutive appearance.
-Mobile (Ala.) made its way into the Top 5 for the first time in program history and its highest ranking ever at No. 5
-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. 5 – (April 10)
|RANK||WEEK||SCHOOL [1st Place Votes]||Record||FINAL POINTS|
|1||1||Georgia Gwinnett ||21-0||374|
|4||4||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||8-0||338|
|6||6||William Woods (Mo.)||6-5||310|
|8||9||Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)||7-3||294|
|12||12||Middle Georgia State||9-3||238|
|13||14||San Diego Christian (Calif.)||8-5||227|
|14||13||William Carey (Miss.)||7-3||224|
|21||20||Lawrence Tech (Mich.)||17-3||140|
|25||24||St. Thomas (Fla.)||6-6||77|
Others Receiving Votes: Texas A&M-Texarkana 61; Loyola (La.) 60; Bethany (Kan.) 36; Aquinas (Mich.) 29; Cumberlands (Ky.) 27; Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 24; Judson (Ill.) 9; Marian (Ind.) 7; Missouri Valley 4; Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 4; Hastings (Neb.) 3