2016 Women?s Lacrosse Coaches? Top 10 Preseason Poll (Feb. 2)

2016 Women?s Lacrosse Coaches? Top 10 Preseason Poll (Feb. 2)

By Colbi Howser, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – SCAD Savannah (Ga.) holds the No. 1 ranking in the preseason edition of the NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The first regular-season installment will be released March, 1.

SCAD Savannah controls the first-ever Women’s Lacrosse Top 10 Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Women’s Lacrosse is in year one of a two-year process towards becoming an NAIA National Championship sport. Throughout the season, 30 women’s programs will fight for eight spots in the first-ever national nvitational tournament May 4-7 in Greenville, S.C. Eight regular season polls will be conducted, as well as a final and postseason poll.

Poll Methodology:
- The ratings committee is comprised of eight raters – two raters per conference/A.I.I./group
- Each conference/A.I.I./group produces a conference rating from which raters will use to compile their national ballot. Only teams represented on the conference rating are eligible for the national ballot.
- Each rater will submit a top 15 ballot, which will be used to produce the Top 10 national rating and a list of other teams receiving votes.
- For additional details on the national rating, please consult the coaches’ manual – Men’s | Women’s

2016 NAIA Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Top 10 Poll (Feb. 2)

RANK SCHOOL (2015 Season) WON LOST FINAL POINTS
1 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 15 2 120
2 Georgetown (Ky.) 12 4 105
3 Davenport (Mich.) 16 4 103
4 Robert Morris (Ill.) 10 7 86
5 Tennessee Wesleyan 13 4 85
6 Indiana Tech 11 8 82
7 Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 11 7 68
8 Aquinas (Mich.) 8 9 58
9 Reinhardt (Ga.) 7 9 57
10 Siena Heights (Mich.) 8 6 49
 

 Receiving Votes: Missouri Baptist 38, Point (Ga.) 22, Lourdes (Ohio) 16, Asbury (Ky.) 15, Columbia S.C. 14, Midland (Neb.) 12, Truett-McConnell (Ga.) 2

*Records shown are from 2015 season and prior to the sport being designated by NAIA as Invitational status.

Invitational Information

NAIA Lacrosse Championship

NAIA MEN'S & WOMEN'S 
LACROSSE INVITATIONAL
 May 6-9, 2019
Savannah, Ga.