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2018 NAIA Women's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll No. 4

By Jed Flemming, Athletic Communications and Media Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Keiser (Fla.) has taken over as the new No. 1 ranked team in the 2018 NAIA Women’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll #4, announced Tuesday by the national office.

Top 25 Highlights (dating back to 2000)

• Keiser appears on the top of the Top 25 poll for the first-time in program history
• Keiser defeated then-No. 1 Georgia Gwinnett by a score of 5-4 to give the Grizzlies their second loss of the season, the first by an NAIA school
• There are zero new team to join the Top 25 this week
• No. 3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) and No. 4 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) are tied for the longest active streak in the Top 25 Poll with 107-straight appearances.
• Former member Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) holds the most No. 1 rankings with 80. Georgia Gwinnett follows with 28.
• There are only three teams that have been able to hold the No. 1 ranking for an entire season: former member Auburn Montgomery (2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004), former member Fresno Pacific (Calif.) (2011) and Georgia Gwinnett (2017).


Poll Methodology

• 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 rating) 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 appear on.
• Teams that receive only one point on the ballot are not considered “receiving votes”
• The frequency of polls occurs 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 rating calendar, CLICK HERE.

2018 NAIA Women’s Tennis Top 25 Poll – No. 4 (March 27, 2018)

RANK WEEK SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] Record FINAL POINTS
1 3 Keiser (Fla.) [12] 17-1 373
2 1 Georgia Gwinnett [1] 11-2 361
3 2 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) [1] 2-1 348
4 4 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 9-2 336
5 5 Xavier (La.) 11-7 331
6 6 William Carey (Miss.) 6-1 314
7 8 William Woods (Mo.) 7-3 291
8 7 Northwestern Ohio 4-3 290
9 9 Indiana Wesleyan 23-2 276
10 10 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 5-5 275
11 11 LSU Alexandria (La.) 6-3 251
12 12 San Diego Christian (Calif.) 6-5 247
13 13 Middle Georgia State 9-4 229
14 16 Brenau (Ga.) 7-6 220
15 15 Westmont (Calif.) 7-5 202
16 14 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) 6-4 192
17 18 Arizona Christian 9-8 182
18 17 Campbellsville (Ky.) 9-1 178
19 20 Cumberland (Tenn.) 6-7 155
20 19 Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 3-7 148
21 22 Union (Ky.) 7-3 132
22 21 Mobile (Ala.) 8-5 129
23 23 St. Thomas (Fla.) 5-6 106
24 24 Reinhardt (Ga.) 7-5 100
25 25 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 5-4 74

Others Receiving Votes: Georgetown (Ky.) 57; Huntington (Ind.) 48; Marian (Ind.) 28; Southwestern (Kan.) 24; Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 21; Tennessee Wesleyan 15; Loyola (La.) 13; Cumberlands (Ky.) 13; Coastal Georgia 12; Asbury (Ky.) 9

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