2016 NAIA Women?s Golf Coaches? Top 25 Poll ? No. 4
By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time in program history, William Woods (Mo.) locks down the No. 1 position in the fourth regular-season edition of the 2016 NAIA Women’s Golf Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Friday. The final regular-season installment will be released on May 13, 2016.
Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999):
• William Woods (Mo.) gathered 13-of-19 first-place votes and 520 points to boast the programs first No. 1 ranking.
• The Owls have been mentioned within the Top 25 for 70-straight polls, dating back to Nov. 25, 2004.
• No. 2 Keiser (Fla.), which was ranked No. 1 for the previous ten polls, received six first-place votes and 514 points.
• The Seahawks have been ranked for an NAIA-best 85-straight polls.
• No. 3 Dalton State (Ga.) (492 points), No. 4 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) (486 points) and No. 5 Oklahoma City (460 points) rounds out the top five.
• There are no newcomers in this week’s poll.
• There was not much movement within the Top 25, as no team shifted more the two spots in either direction. William Woods and No. 19 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) moved up two spots each, while SCAD Savannah and No. 20 Victoria (B.C.) dropped two positions.
• Fourteen teams hold the same ranking as the week before.
• Fourteen of the 19 conferences/unaffiliated groups are represented in this week’s edition. The Sun Conference and Southern States Athletic Conference leads all leagues with four teams represented each.
• Overall, 29 teams have been ranked in 2016.
• Oklahoma City boasts the most No. 1 rankings with 43, followed by British Columbia with 13.
• The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and the Association of Independent Institutions.
• 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”
• For the complete Top 25 calendar, click here.
2016 NAIA Women’s Golf Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 4 (April 8)
|RANK||LAST WEEK ^||SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)||TOTAL POINTS|
|1||3||William Woods (Mo.) (13)||520|
|2||1||Keiser (Fla.) (6)||514|
|3||4||Dalton State (Ga.)||492|
|4||2||SCAD Savannah (Ga.)||486|
|7||7||USC Beaufort (S.C.)||425|
|11||11||SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)||357|
|12||12||Wayland Baptist (Texas)||343|
|18||19||William Carey (Miss.)||229|
|21||20||William Penn (Iowa)||207|
|23||23||Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||146|
Dropped from Top 25: None.
Other Receiving Votes: Southeastern (Fla.) 88; Madonna (Mich.) 87; Faulkner (Ala.) 60; Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 30; Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 27; Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 25; Corban (Ore.) 13; Jamestown (N.D.) 10; Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 9; Bethel (Ind.) 3.
^ Based off 2016 NAIA Women’s Golf Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 3 (March 25)