2018 NAIA Women's Swim & Dive Coaches' Top 10 Poll ? (Nov. 16)

2018 NAIA Women's Swim & Dive Coaches' Top 10 Poll ? (Nov. 16)

By Katie Green, Manager of Athletics Communications and Media

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After being tied with Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) in poll No. 1, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) takes the lead in the second edition of the 2018 NAIA Women’s Swim & Dive Coaches’ Top 10 Poll, the national office announced on Thursday. The Bee’s tallied four-of-five first-place votes and 49 total points.

Top 10 Highlights (historical information dates back to 2000):

-Since the first poll of the season, SCAD Savannah (Ga.) has taken a win over NCAA member Birmingham Southern (Ala.).

-There are no teams that are new to the Top 10 this week.

-SCAD Savannah holds the longest active streak in the Top 10 with 31 total appearance. The last 13-consecutive appearances have been in the top five.

-There have been five programs that have been able to maintain the No. 1 ranking for an entire season: SCAD Savannah, former member Oklahoma Baptist, Fresno Pacific (Calif.), California Baptist and Simon Fraser. Fresno Pacific and Simon Fraser are the only teams to do it two different times.

-Former member California Baptist holds the most No. 1 rankings in women’s swim & dive. SCAD Savannah follows closely behind with 11 No. 1 rankings.

Poll Methodology

-Top 10 team ratings will be recommended to the NAIA National Office by a Coaches’ Presidential committee. This committee will conduct the Top 10 rating five times during the season.

-The Committee will consist of five current NAIA Swimming and Diving Coaches. The committee will use the most current “top times” as the primary source of ranking.

-For the complete ratings calendar, click here.

2018 NAIA Women’s Swim & Dive Coaches’ Top 10 Poll – (Oct. 26)

1 1 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) [4] 49
2 1 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) [1] 46
3 4 Cumberlands (Ky.) 38
4 3 Keiser (Fla.) 36
5 7 Asbury (Ky.) 23
6 5 College of Idaho 22
7 8 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 20
8 6 Loyola (La.) 18
9 9 Brenau (Ga.) 12
10 10 Union (Ky.) 7

Dropped from the rankings: NA

Others receiving votes: Indiana Wesleyan 6, WVU Institute of Technology (W.Va.) 5

^Top 10 ranking in Coaches’ Poll on Nov. 16, 2017

Championship Information

NAIA Swim & Dive Championship

March 4 - March 7, 2020
Allan Jones Aquatic Center
Knoxville, Tennessee