By Katie Green, Manager of Athletics Communications and Media
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Keiser (Fla.) remains at No. 1 in the 2017-18 NAIA Men’s Swim and Dive Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced on Thursday. The Seahawks swept the field with all five first-place votes and 50 points.
Top 10 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000):
-The Seahawks competed in two meets since the last poll. The team finished third out of eight teams at the Florida International Invitational and fell only 16 points short in a loss to the University of Tampa (Fla.).
- No. 5 Lindenwood – Belleville (Ill.) made the jump into this week’s Top 10.
-SCAD Savannah (Ga.) holds the longest active streak in the Top 10 with 32 total appearance. All 32 of those appearances have been in the top five.
-There have been four programs that have been able to maintain the No. 1 ranking for an entire season: former members Oklahoma Baptist, Fresno Pacific (Calif.), California Baptist and Simon Fraser (B.C.). California Baptist accomplished this feat five different times in 2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07, 2005-06 and 2003-04 seasons.
-Top 10 team ratings will be recommended to the NAIA National Office by a Coaches’ Presidential committee. This committee will conduct the Top 10 rating five times during the season.
-The Committee will consist of five current NAIA Swimming and Diving Coaches. The committee will use the most current “top times” as the primary source of ranking.
-For the complete ratings calendar, click here.
2017-18 NAIA Men’s Swim & Dive Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – No. 4 (Jan. 18)
|RANK||LAST||SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES]||POINTS|
|2||2||SCAD Savannah (Ga.)||45|
|4||3||Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||35|
|5||NR||Lindenwood - Belleville (Ill.)||24|
|T-7||7||College of Idaho||21|
|T-7||5||WVU Institute of Technology (W.Va.)||21|
|T-9||8||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||7|
Receiving Votes: Loyola (La.) 3, Union (Ky.) 2