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
-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 ||21-0||374|
|4||6||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||4-0||334|
|6||7||William Woods (Mo.)||6-5||306|
|9||9||Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)||7-3||283|
|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|
|20||20||Lawrence Tech (Mich.)||13-3||143|
|24||24||St. Thomas (Fla.)||5-5||90|
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