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2017-18 NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Final Coaches' Top 25 Poll — March 7

By Katie Green, Manager of Athletic Communications & Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Shawnee State (Ohio) holds the No. 1 spot in the final edition of the 2017-18 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced on Wednesday.

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 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 team 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 2016-17 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.

 

2017-18 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Final Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – March 7

RANK WEEK SCHOOL [FIRST PLACE VOTES] RECORD POINTS
1 1 Shawnee State (Ohio) [9] 30-3 219
2 2 Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 29-4 207
3 3 Campbellsville (Ky.) 28-5 201
4 4 Westmont (Calif.) 22-6 198
5 5 Oklahoma City 28-5 195
6 6 Columbia (Mo.) 28-5 190
7 7 Vanguard (Calif.) 22-5 176
8 9 Central Methodist (Mo.) 26-7 169
9 11 Carroll (Mont.) 24-7 157
10 12 LSU Shreveport (La.) 31-1 154
11 10 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 25-7 149
12 8 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 25-6 145
13 14 Science & Arts (Okla.) 28-5 138
14 15 Montana Western 24-8 122
15 13 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 24-6 121
16 15 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) 23-9 114
17 18 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 23-8 107
18 17 Lyon (Ark.) 24-7 100
19 23 Dillard (La.) 24-5 93
20 25 Loyola (La.) 25-5 82
21 19 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 22-8 78
22 21 Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 26-7 70
23 22 Menlo (Calif.) 22-8 68
24 NR William Penn (Iowa) 23-8 52
25 24 Arizona Christian 20-8 49

Dropped from the rankings: No. 20 Benedictine (Kan.)

Others receiving votes: Bethel (Tenn.) 46, Benedictine (Kan.) 30, Providence (Mont.) 27, The Master’s (Calif.) 25, Cumberland (Tenn.) 17, Grand View (Iowa) 10, Faulkner (Ala.) 3

Championship Information

NAIA Men's Golf Championship
Sports Rules - Golf (M)
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