2016 NAIA Women?s Golf Coaches? Top 25 Postseason Poll (May 27)

2016 NAIA Women?s Golf Coaches? Top 25 Postseason Poll (May 27)

By Colbi Howser, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Keiser (Fla.) takes home the red banner and ends season with a No. 1 ranking in the postseason edition of the 2016 NAIA Women’s Golf Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Friday.

Top 25 Highlights (historical information dates back to 1999):
• After falling to the No. 2 position the last two polls, the Seahawks of Keiser (Fla.) won their way to the top with 16-of-17 first place votes and 467 total points
• Keiser won its second-straight national title on May 20 in Pooler, Ga. The Seahawks were tied going into the final day with No. 2 William Woods (Mo.) and shot the lowest round in the past five years, 293, to claim the 2016 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship Title.
• The Seahawks have been ranked for an NAIA-best 87-straight polls.
• William Woods took home the runner-up trophy for the second year in-a-row after shooting a two-day total of 610, only 11 shots back from Keiser who shot a 599.
• The Owls received the remaining first-place vote and 452 total points.
• William Woods had two top ten finishers at the national championship, Katie Warren who tied for sixth with a 149 two-day total and Jodie Peacock with a 150 that placed her tied for ninth.
• No. 3 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) (432 points), No. 4 Oklahoma City (415 points) and No. 5 Cumberlands (Ky.) (414 points) rounds out the top five.
• SCAD Savannah moved up four spots from No. 7 and into the top five after placing third at the national championship.
• No. 9 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) and No. 12 Indiana Tech both had the most significant jump in the poll, moving up six spots.
• No. 16 Coastal Georgia fell six spots from No. 10.
• 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.
• There are no new teams to the Top 25 Poll.
• Oklahoma City boasts the most No. 1 rankings with 43, followed by British Columbia with 13.

Poll Methodology
• 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 – Postseason (May 27)

RANK LAST WEEK ^ SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES) TOTAL POINTS
1 2 Keiser (Fla.) (16) 467
2 1 William Woods (Mo.) (1) 452
3 7 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 432
4 4 Oklahoma City 415
5 5 Cumberlands (Ky.) 414
6 3 Dalton State (Ga.) 381
7 11 Texas Wesleyan 369
8 6 USC Beaufort (S.C.) 359
9 15 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) 354
10 8 Bellevue (Neb.) 349
11 9 Wayland Baptist (Texas) 312
12 18 Indiana Tech 303
13 13 Milligan (Tenn.) 281
14 17 William Carey (Miss.) 268
15 12 British Columbia 262
16 10 Coastal Georgia 245
17 14 Thomas (Ga.) 231
18 16 Campbellsville (Ky.) 208
19 19 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.) 200
20 21 William Penn (Iowa) 171
21 20 Victoria (B.C.) 162
22 22 Marian (Ind.) 135
23 24 Mobile (Ala.) 125
24 25 Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 121
25 23 Arizona Christian 116
 

 

Dropped from Top 25: None.

Other Receiving Votes: Southeastern (Fla.) 70, Faulkner (Ala.) 65, Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 64, Corban (Ore.) 38, Madonna (Mich.) 30, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 23, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 19, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 12, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 10, Midway (Ky.) 5

^ Based off 2016 NAIA Women’s Gold Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – Final (May 5)

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Golf Championship

26th ANNUAL WOMEN'S GOLF 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 12-15, 2020
Lincoln Park Golf Course
Oklahoma City, Okla.