By Kelli Elmore, KCAC Assistant Commissioner
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – SCAD Savannah (Ga.) holds the No. 1 ranking in the final regular-season edition of the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced Sunday. The Bees received seven first place votes and 120 total points.
Women’s Lacrosse is in year one of a two-year process towards becoming an NAIA National Championship sport. Throughout the season, 30 women’s programs will fight for eight spots in the first-ever invitational tournament May 4-7 in Greenville, S.C. Eight regular season polls will be conducted, as well as a final and postseason poll.
- 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’ Final Top 10 Poll
|RANK||LAST WEEK^||SCHOOL (1st place votes)||Record *||Final Points|
|1||1||SCAD Savannah (Ga.) (7)||11-1||120|
|3||6||Lawrence Tech (Mich.)||12-6||107|
|6||7||Robert Morris (Ill.)||10-2||79|
|9||9||Ave Maria (Fla.)||5-8||56|
Dropped from the Top 10: Reinhardt (Ga.)
Receiving Votes: Reinhardt (Ga.) (36 points), Point (Ga.) (32 points), Lourdes (Ohio) (19 points), Benedictine (Kan.) (19), Ottawa (Kan.) (10 points), Missouri Valley (2 points).
^ Ranking based off the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll (April 12)