2016 NAIA Women?s Tennis Coaches? Top 25 Poll ? No. 2 (March 1)
By Scott Barker, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Defending national champion Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) remains in the top spot in the second regular-season edition of the NAIA Women’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The third regular-season poll will be released March 15.
Top 25 Highlights
• Defending champion Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) is No. 1 after receiving 12 first-place votes and 343 points.
• No. 2 Georgia Gwinnett received the final first-place vote and 332 total points.
• There was no movement within the top seven this week.
• No. 18 LSU Alexandria (La.) had the biggest jumped in the Top 25, as it moved up four spots.
• Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) fell four spots from No. 13 to No. 17, which was the biggest drop in the poll.
• Three newcomers are in this week’s installment – No. 12 Middle Georgia State, No. 23 William Woods (Mo.) and No. 24 Mobile (Ala.).
• Middle Georgia State and William Woods are ranked for the first time in school history.
• Mobile finds itself in the Top 25 for the first time since the 2010 final poll.
• Twelve conferences/Association of Independent Institutions/unaffiliated groups are represented throughout the Top 25, led by five programs from the Southern States Athletic Conference. The Sun Conference and Golden State Athletic Conference are second with three teams mentioned each.
• Auburn Montgomery and former-member Fresco Pacific (Calif.) are the only teams to go the entire season ranked No. 1.
• Auburn Montgomery has the most No. 1 rakings in the Top 25 (74), Georgia Gwinnett and Brenau (Ga.) are second with 12 each.
• The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences and the Association of Independent Institutions. For the entire 2015 NAIA Men’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll schedule, click here.
2016 NAIA Women’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 2 (March 1)
|RANK||LAST WEEK^||SCHOOL (1st place votes)||WON||LOST||FINAL POINTS|
|1||1||Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) (12)||6||1||343|
|2||2||Georgia Gwinnett (1)||2||1||332|
|3||3||Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)||3||3||317|
|4||4||SCAD Savannah (Ga.)||6||1||311|
|5||5||Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)||2||1||295|
|6||6||William Carey (Miss.)||5||4||291|
|12||NR||Middle Georgia State||5||4||222|
|15||15||Olivet Nazarene (Ill.)||0||1||179|
|17||13||Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||2||10||171|
|22||21||SCAD Atlanta (Ga.)||3||1||116|
|23||NR||William Woods (Mo.)||1||0||85|
Dropped from the Top 25: Coastal Georgia (No. 20), Evangel (Mo.) (No. 23) and Campbellsville (Ky.) (No. 25)
Receiving Votes: Campbellsville (Ky.) (66; St. Thomas (Fla.) 32; Reinhardt (Ga.) 30; Ottawa (Kan.) 28; Coastal Georgia 26; Evangel (Mo.) 21; Georgetown (Ky.) 16; San Diego Christian (Calif.) 16; Warner (Fla.) 8; Milligan (Tenn.) 6; Texas Wesleyan 3; Aquinas (Mich.) 3; Huntington (Ind.) 3.
^ Ranking based off the NAIA Women’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll – No. 1 (Feb. 16)