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2016 Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Postseason Top 10 Poll (May 17)

May 17, 2016
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By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Davenport (Mich.) holds the No. 1 ranking in the postseason edition of the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The Panthers received six first-place votes and 105 total points.

Women’s Lacrosse is in year one of a two-year process towards becoming an NAIA National Championship sport. Davenport won the first-ever Women’s Lacrosse National Invitational with a 13-9 victory over Georgetown (Ky.) on May 7 in Greenville, S.C.
Poll Methodology:

- 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’ Postseason Top 10 Poll

RANK LAST WEEK^ SCHOOL (1st place votes) Record Final Points
1 4 Davenport (Mich.) (6) 17-3 105
2 2 Georgetown (Ky.) 14-4 98
3 1 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 13-3 88
4 3 Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 15-8 87
5 5 Indiana Tech 14-4 77
6 7 Columbia (S.C.) 16-6 69
7 8 Tennessee Wesleyan 12-7 61
8 6 Robert Morris (Ill.) 11-3 58
9 9 Ave Maria (Fla.) 5-8 42
10 RV Reinhardt (Ga.) 9-5 39

Dropped from the Top 10: None.

Receiving Votes: Missouri Baptist 32; Benedictine (Kan.) 30; Point (Ga.) 28; Lourdes (Ohio) 14; Ottawa (Kan.) 7; Asbury (Ky.) 4; Siena Heights (Mich.) 4.

^ Ranking based off the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll (April 24)