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2018 NAIA Men's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll No. 4 (March. 27)

By Jed Flemming, NAIA Athletics Communications and Media Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo.Georgia Gwinnett hits 21 wins on the season and stays No. 1 overall in the NAIA Men’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll No. 4, the national office announce on Tuesday.

Top 25 Highlights

-Georgia Gwinnett maintains their streak at the No. 1 spot, where they have been for 33 consecutive polls
-The Grizzlies earned all 374 total points and all 14 first-place votes once again
-There are no new teams to enter the Top 25 Poll this week
-The longest consecutive active streak in the poll is owned by Xavier (La.) with 91 consecutive appearances. Westmont (Calif.) follows with 77 consecutive appearance.
-Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) cracks the Top 5 this week. Previously, the Top 5 schools had stayed the same since April 27, 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 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 teams 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 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 ratings calendar, CLICK HERE

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

RANK WEEK SCHOOL [1st Place Votes] Record FINAL POINTS
1 1 Georgia Gwinnett [14] 21-0 374
2 2 Xavier (La.) 7-7 362
3 3 Keiser (Fla.) 11-4 350
4 6 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 4-0 334
5 5 Northwestern Ohio 4-3 327
6 7 William Woods (Mo.) 6-5 306
7 8 Mobile (Ala.) 15-1 298
8 16 Cumberland (Tenn.) 11-1 288
9 9 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 7-3 283
10 10 Arizona Christian 13-6 256
11 4 Campbellsville (Ky.) 8-2 251
12 11 Middle Georgia State 9-3 249
13 12 William Carey (Miss.) 6-2 232
14 13 San Diego Christian (Calif.) 6-5 229
15 15 Reinhardt (Ga.) 8-2 201
16 14 Westmont (Calif.) 5-5 200
17 17 Asbury (Ky.) 7-1 174
18 17 Coastal Georgia 8-6 162
19 22 Union (Ky.) 7-3 158
20 20 Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 13-3 143
21 19 Tennessee Wesleyan 6-3 131
22 21 McPherson (Kan.) 4-3 120
23 23 Indiana Wesleyan 23-4 110
24 24 St. Thomas (Fla.) 5-5 90
25 25 Point (Ga.) 12-4 85

Others Receiving Votes: Texas A&M-Texarkana 62; Aquinas (Mich.) 36; Cumberlands (Ky.) 32; Bethany (Kan.) 32; Loyola (La.) 25; Judson (Ill.) 18; Missouri Valley 12; Marian (Ind.) 11; Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 5; Hastings (Neb.) 4; Hope International (Calif.) 3; Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 3

Championship Information

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