NAIA - Men's Bowling - Coaches' Preseason Top 10 Poll - No. 1 SCAD Savannah (Ga.)

2019 Men’s Bowling Coaches’ Preseason Top 10 Poll – Sept. 12

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After a banner year, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) opens the inaugural championship season at No. 1.  

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999):

  • SCAD Savannah ended the 2018-19 season as the invitational winner.
  • Grand View (Iowa) finished up the 2018-19 season with a loss to Concordia (Mich.) in round six and restocked to land in the No. 2 slot in the preseason poll.

Poll Methodology

  • The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences. 
  • Each conference is represented by one rater. 
  • 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 in the ballot are not considered “receiving votes.”

2019 Men’s Bowling Preseason Top 10 Poll

1 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) [5] 66
2 Grand View (Iowa) [1] 59
3 Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 56
4 St. Francis (Ill.) 52
5 William Penn (Iowa) 50
6 Indiana Tech 46
7 Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 38
7 Hastings (Neb.) 38
9 Concordia (Mich.) 32
10 Midland (Neb.) 31

Receiving Votes: Pikeville (Ky.) 28, Cumberlands (Ky.) 18, Saint Xavier (Ill.) 13, Baker (Kan.) 7, Aquinas (Mich.) 6, Marian (Ind.) 5, Bethel (Ind.) 4, Morningside (Iowa) 3

 Championship Information

NAIA Bowling

March 26-28, 2020