2016 NAIA Women?s Tennis Coaches? Top 25 Poll ? No. 3 (March 15)

2016 NAIA Women?s Tennis Coaches? Top 25 Poll ? No. 3 (March 15)

By Colbi Howser, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) continues its reign throughout the season, staying strong at the No. 1 position for the third straight regular season Top 25 coaches’ poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The fourth edition will be released March 29.

Top 25 Highlights
• Defending champion Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) is No. 1 after receiving 11 first-place votes and 342 points.
• No. 2 Georgia Gwinnett received the last two votes and 333 total points.
• There was no movement within the top five this week.
• No. 9 Indiana Wesleyan had the biggest jump this week, making its way into the top 10 after being fifteenth last week 
• William Carey (Miss.) fell seven spots this week going from sixth to thirteenth. The Crusaders are 7-8 on the season with recent losses to Indiana Wesleyan, Georgia Gwinnett and Cumberland (Tenn.).
• No. 25 Ottawa (Kan.) creep into the Top 25 this week with a 12-2 record with recent wins against Cornerstone (Mich.), Webber International (Fla.) and Judson (Ill.).
• Top five teams have not seen movement in position since last week.
• Eleven 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 (75), Georgia Gwinnett and Brenau (Ga.) are second with 12 each.

Poll Methodology:
• 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. 3 (March 15)

RANK WEEK SCHOOL WON LOST FINAL POINTS
1 1 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) 9 2 342
2 2 Georgia Gwinnett 6 1 333
3 3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 4 3 315
4 4 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 8 1 311
5 5 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 2 1 296
6 7 Brenau (Ga.) 6 2 289
7 8 Arizona Christian 11 0 273
8 12 Middle Georgia State 8 4 262
9 15 Indiana Wesleyan 23 3 251
10 10 Westmont (Calif.) 3 4 235
11 9 Keiser (Fla.) 4 5 232
12 11 Northwestern Ohio 4 5 222
13 6 William Carey (Miss.) 7 8 221
14 13 Cumberland (Tenn.) 2 4 209
15 15 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 0 1 191
16 14 Xavier (La.) 4 6 172
17 19 Davenport (Mich.) 10 3 160
18 17 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 2 10 155
19 23 William Woods (Mo.) 3 1 153
20 20 McPherson (Kan.) 1 1 134
21 21 Southeastern (Fla.) 6 4 122
22 22 SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) 5 2 118
23 24 Mobile (Ala.) 7 1 105
24 25 Marian (Ind.) 13 3 87
25 NR Ottawa (Kan.) 12 2 49
 

Dropped from Top 25: none

Receiving Votes: Reinhardt (Ga.) 48, Campbellsville (Ky.) 46, St. Thomas (Fla.) 43, San Diego Christian (Calif.) 29, Georgetown (Ky.) 23, Dalton State (Ga.) 15, Evangel (Mo.) 12, Huntington (Ind.) 7, Aquinas (Mich.) 7, Asbury (Ky.) 6, Southwestern (Kan.) 6, St. Francis (Ill.) 3

 

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Tennis Championship

40th ANNUAL WOMEN'S TENNIS 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 12-16, 2020
Mobile Tennis Center
Mobile, Ala.